2016

Blog Posts in 2016

Nursing Home Residents Receive Christmas Gifts, Thanks to Knapp Employees, Volunteers
Dec 19, 2016

More than 350 nursing home residents in the Mid-Valley received a gift and visit from employees of Knapp Medical Center this Christmas season as part of a “Senior Santa” program. Thanks to the generosity of the Knapp Medical Center ...

Free childbirth classes helping expecting mothers prepare for birth
Nov 28, 2016

Expectant parents in the Mid-Valley are finding valuable information to help them prepare for the birth of their baby through free childbirth classes which are held at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. Mothers and fathers can receive individualized ...

Knapp Medical Center to be Recognized During Rose Bowl Parade in California
Nov 21, 2016

Florestela Delgado of the San Antonio Eye Bank, second from left, presents an award to Knapp Medical Center for helping in efforts to heal the blind through a cornea donation program. Accepting the award are Tony Ashley, RN, Knapp Medical Intensive ...

Prime Healthcare Foundation Announces Closing of $160 Million Financing Transaction
Nov 21, 2016

(Ontario, CA) – Today, Prime Healthcare Foundation, Inc., a not for profit hospital system, announced that it has closed a $160 million senior secured credit facility (Facility) led by BBVA Compass (BBVA). The Facility, which may be expanded in ...

Knapp Medical Center Participating in Antibiotic Awareness Campaign
Nov 14, 2016

Knapp Medical Center is participating in an awareness campaign by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention regarding the importance of not over-using antibiotic medications. “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week” is an annual ...

Dr. Prem Reddy Once Again Recognized Among the Most Influential Healthcare Leaders in the Nation
Oct 1, 2016

Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare, has once again been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” for 2016. This is the third time that ...

Knapp Medical Center Achieves Four-Star Rating In New CMS Services Rankings
Aug 4, 2016

WESLACO — Knapp Medical Center is proud to announce that it has achieved a four-star rating for its high levels of quality healthcare, being provided in the Mid-Rio Grande Valley, in accordance with the recently released “Overall Hospital ...

Vein Visualization Technology Leads to Increased Patient Comfort at Knapp Medical Center
Jul 19, 2016

WESLACO — While it may look like something out of a “Star Trek” film, nurses utilizing a specialized piece of equipment are aiming to improve the patient experience at Knapp Medical Center – one needle stick at a time. With ...

Dr. Reddy in Conversation with The Advisory Board's Managing Director, Eric Larsen
Jul 18, 2016

We are pleased to share this Q & A featuring Dr. Reddy and Prime Healthcare and the Managing Director of the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is a prestigious healthcare advisory organization located on three continents, and their Daily ...

Diet, Exercise, Checkups Vital Parts of Men's Health
Jun 14, 2016

WESLACO – With Father’s day coming in less than two weeks and with the entire month of June being designated as Men’s Health Month, one local physician is encouraging men to take a proactive role in their healthcare. Weslaco Family ...

Knapp's Family Fun, Fitness & a Film Series Set to Begin
May 26, 2016

WESLACO – Summer vacation is just around the corner, and so is Knapp Medical Center’s annual Family Fun, Fitness & a Film series. The series, which is free and open to the public and aims to help improve the health and quality of life ...

Knapp Hospice Holds Biannual Memorial Service
May 25, 2016

WESLACO — For the Knapp Medical Center Hospice Care Services team, supporting families of patients suffering from terminal illness is the ultimate display of care and compassion. That support takes many forms, including the biannual hospice ...

Dr. Prem Reddy Once Again Recognized Among the Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in the Nation
Apr 6, 2016

(Ontario, CA, April 6, 2016) – Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services, has been named to Modern Healthcare’s prestigious list of the “50 Most Influential Physician Executives and ...

Knapp's Valley Health Seminars of 2016 to Conclude With Discussion on Colorectal Cancer
Apr 6, 2016

Knapp Medical Center's Valley Health Seminars of 2016 conclude when Dr. Michael W. Berg, Dr. Wayne Green, and Dr. Oral James lead a discussion on colorectal cancer on Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Knapp Conference Center. Did you know ...

Knapp Medical Center's Valley Health Seminars Series Set to Begin
Jan 4, 2016

Knapp Medical Center kicks off its Valley Health Seminars series in 2016 as Dr. Dionisio B. Calvo III shares what everyone should know about stroke. Dr. Calvo's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5 at 6 p.m. in the Knapp Conference ...