The pediatric unit at Valley Baptist Hospital in Brownsville is up and running after receiving a major face lift.
Hospital officials and staff debuted the new and improved area on Thursday morning. The unit has eight rooms including a new intensive care unit and play room for sick children. The renovations also include murals, new furniture and new nurse's station. Officials say the changes were necessary in order to make children with serious illnesses and their families feel more at home. The medical staff hope the new unit will help families stay close to home instead of traveling to Corpus Christi or Houston.