South Texas Health System Honors State Representative Martinez

McAllen, Texas (October 21, 2009) -- South Texas Health System honored Armando Martinez, State Representative of House District 39 for his leadership role in the advancement of healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley. Department Directors and Administrators at South Texas Health System presented him with the “Community Leader Appreciation Award” in appreciation for his contributions to health care.

As the State Representative for District 39, he has helped to improve health care for the Rio Grande Valley by focusing on many issues including Medicaid and indigent health care.

In addition, he provides first response assistance to his community as as firefighter, licensed paramedic, critical care flight paramedic, and Texas Department of Health instructor and coordinator.