El Paso,TX —
The new El Paso Children’s Hospital has been open since Tuesday. Staff are busy treating about 35 to 40 kids a day in the emergency room. As KFOX14 found out, behind the scenes are some doctors who just recently returned to the Sun City.
Among them is pediatric ER attendant, Dr. Alfredo Maldonado, who was born and raised in northeast El Paso. After graduating from Irvin High School, he headed east to attend Yale, then Cornell before working at a hospital in the Bronx in New York.
He always kept tabs on what was happening in El Paso and jumped at the chance to work at the children’s hospital when plans were announced. Maldonado says even when he was younger, there was talk of how much the city needed a children’s hospital.
And now that it’s he says more doctors like him need to join the hospital.
“It is important for people who train elsewhere that get a chance to come back and add to quality of care here in El Paso,” said Maldonado.
The hospital said they are still recruiting specialists and expect to have a major staff announcement within the next couple of months.