BROWNSVILLE – Driscoll Children’s Specialty Center – Brownsville marked its 15th anniversary in September.
The pediatric outpatient center currently provides more than a dozen specialty services to children in Brownsville and the neighboring communities of the Rio Grande Valley. The center also houses representatives of the Driscoll Health Plan, a nonprofit, community-based health insurance plan which has grown significantly in Cameron County.
An anniversary celebration was held Sept. 26 at the center, where many of the community leaders and legislative members responsible for its establishment spoke and were honored.
Among them was Asim Zamir, MD, FAAP, a graduate of Driscoll’s Residency Program, currently with Brownsville Children’s Clinic. Dr. Zamir was among the early voices to bring Driscoll’s specialty services to Brownsville.
Reba Cardenas McNair, member of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Board of Directors, also was at the event, speaking as part of the Cardenas Family, who donated the land on which Driscoll Children’s Specialty Center – Brownsville is built.
Texas Senator Eddie Lucio Jr., District 27, recognized the donation by presenting Mary Rose Cardenas with a state flag and gavel.
“It’s been a wonderful 15 years, and we couldn’t be more proud of being a part of the Brownsville community. We are always working to find new ways to best serve the children in Brownsville,” said Eric Hamon, President and CEO of Driscoll Health System.