Laredo Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center exists as a visible affirmation of mankind's rights to health and is the community's formal way of recognizing its responsibility to provide the means for keeping mankind well and for restoring as much as possible, lost or impaired health. The purpose of Mercy Regional Medical Center is to provide optimal healthcare services and programs, both educational and research, which are available with its resources in order to contribute to the physical, psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of the people and the communities served. Since its founding in 1894 by the Sisters of Mercy, the hospital has constantly progressed to meet the healthcare needs of a growing community, and has provided Laredoans with state-of-the-art technology. Today, Mercy Regional Medical Center is licensed for 327 beds and has 125 physicians who respond to the community's needs.
Mercy Regional Medical Center (Laredo) is realizing the dream of a quality-driven, community-based health care delivery system through its plans to create a new, multi-million dollar state-of-the-art Mercy Health Center. Located on 50 acres purchased from the City of Laredo in late 1994, the health center and its respective programs will provide a central point of access to a variety of optional medical, hospital, and outpatient services to all residents of the community. Mercy Health Center and its initial related campus facilities are projected for completion by Fall 1998.
Doctor's Hospital of Laredo is serviced by 126 physicians that offer round- the-clock emergency room services, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, a medical unit, an intensive care unit, an obstetrics department with a neo-natal intensive care nursery, a pediatrics unit, and a complement of ancillary and support services, and is licensed to serve with 180 beds. Since its founding 20 years ago, Doctors Hospital has constantly progressed and has provided the citizens of Laredo with state-of-the-art technology. The hospital has also enhanced its nursery capacity to accommodate the expected growth in obstetrics volumes. The million dollar project was completed in June and began operation in July of 1995. Doctor's Hospital is located just off IH-35 on Mann Road. A new, multi-million dollar facility is planed within the next 6-12 months.
The Mercy Regional Medical Center has expanded its services ith the construction of its Ambulatory Care Center North. Services include comprehensive ambulatory (one-day) surgical services, diagnostic services, outpatient physical therapy, and physician medical offices.
Home Health Care Providers have become one of the fastest growing medical ancillary establishments in the Laredo area. Currently, there are more than twenty facilities providing the Laredo community with primary health care services to those in need.