In six decades, the organization has evolved from a small community hospital with only 40 beds to a large medical facility with 297 beds and the latest technology that medicine has to offer. The anniversary will be celebrated with the unveiling of the hospital’s new Journey Wall to be placed across from admissions in the lobby of the medical center.
In 1954, Mission was a small town with leaders that recognized the need for a community hospital that could provide extended medical care for its citizens. The Mission City Council led the journey to open a hospital to serve the needs of Mission’s citizens along with neighboring communities to the west, extending into Starr County. Members of the council at that time were Logan Duncan, mayor; commissioners A.J.W. Armstrong, Ramon L de la Garza, M.W. Held, Joaquin Martinez; secretary V.D. Anderson.