Doctors Hospital at Renaissance hosts Silent Dinner for the Rio Grande Valley Deaf Community

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The “PAH! Social” and dinner will be held April 18, 2017

Edinburg, TX— Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System (DHR) is excited to announce they will host a silent dinner for the Rio Grande Valley’s deaf community on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The “PAH! Social” invites the local deaf community to attend an event where they can communicate freely in a supportive environment and socialize with others in sign language. In American Sign Language “pah” means “success” or “finally, at last!” We are proud to provide deaf or hard of hearing persons in our community the opportunity to finally have event dedicated to them.

Guests will be greeted by students from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and South Texas College who are studying interpretation services. Place settings will include a notebook and pen for guests to communicate with others during the dinner. No speaking will be allowed during the dinner; guests are encouraged to sign or use their notebooks.

At Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Health System (DHR), the Department of Interpretation Services offers its services Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and is accessible via phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The department has expanded beyond the hospital and representatives are available to visit physician clinics to provide services for patients. DHR also offers video remote interpreting (VRI) services, which allows patients to communicate with our staff through the assistance of a computer/tablet or videophone. On average DHR provides healthcare services for 25 deaf patients per month.

“Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is fully committed to meeting the needs of the Deaf Community,” states Iliana Elizondo, Director of Interpreting Services at DHR. “We are dedicated to providing effective communication to ensure the trust of those we serve.”

Elizondo continues, stating that the “PAH! Social” is being held to set the foundation to provide a system of support and empower individuals to become actively involved in their healthcare and the healthcare of their loved ones. 

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“PAH!” Social

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 /  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance

118 Paseo Del Prado, Edinburg, TX 78539

For more information about the “PAH! Social,” please call the Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Department of Interpreting Services at 956-221-0631 or email

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