Study discovers lack of hospital in the community

A study was conducted by the Health Science Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio in conjunction with the Laredo campus
Saturday, February 25, 2012
By: Francisco Diaz, The Laredo Sun

LAREDO, TX. – A study of three health agencies proved reliable that Laredo and Webb have a great need for services and a regional public hospital.

More than 35% of the population does not have health coverage of any kind.

Three health agencies conducted a study to identify health needs in this community. Photo by Francisco Diaz/The Laredo Sun

The study was conducted by the Health Science Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio campus in coordination with, the Laredo Health Department and the Mid Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center.

Gladys Keene, director of the UT Health Science Center’s Laredo campus, said that the last comprehensive analysis was done in 1995, when evaluating health risks in the community.

Now, thanks to support from a federal fund of $200,000 administered by Congressman Henry Cuellar, a study was conducted based on working groups and hundreds of surveys. Read More