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Methodist Healthcare Selects New Management Team to Lead Frio Regional Hospital

Hospital news | Wednesday, December 2, 2015

San Antonio, Texas – December 2, 2015 – Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio announces the appointment of Andy Williams as chief executive officer and Thomas Grimert as chief financial officer of Frio Regional Hospital.

"This past April the Frio Hospital District and Association Boards selected Methodist Healthcare to manage the hospital, providing managerial, administrative, and operations expertise. Included in the responsibilities is the employment and management of the executive leadership team. Through Methodist, we have identified exceptionally qualified executive leadership to take the hospital to the next level," states Abel Trevino, chairman of the Frio Hospital Association Board of Directors.

Andy Williams brings over 35 years of health care experience to his position as CEO of Frio Regional Hospital. His career includes leadership positions in health care administration at hospitals throughout Texas. He has held various positions for Methodist Healthcare since 1995. Most recently he was CEO of Methodist Ambulatory Surgical Hospital. Williams is no stranger to hospitals in the rural communities; he acted as interim CEO at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in 2013.

Thomas Grimert, CPA, has worked in hospital finance departments for 25 years primarily for Methodist Healthcare and also as chief financial officer of Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio. His experience includes the oversight of case management, admitting, information systems, materials management and health information management departments in addition to leading hospital accounting and finance departments.

Methodist Healthcare also manages Medina Regional Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hondo, Texas and surrounding communities since 2011 and Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio. Those agreements have proven to be successful with marked improvements in financial viability and quality of care.

Frio Regional Hospital is a CMS accredited 22-bed facility, servicing the residents of Pearsall and surrounding communities. Services including a Level IV, 24-hour emergency trauma center and general acute care as well as outpatient, surgical and obstetrical services. The hospital has received national recognition from the National Office of State Offices of Rural Health in both clinical quality and financial stability.

Methodist Healthcare is the largest and most preferred health care provider in South Texas with 26 facilities, including eight acute care hospitals, two stand-alone emergency centers, outpatient surgery centers and other health-related facilities. Hospitals include Methodist Hospital and its campuses: Methodist Heart Hospital; Methodist Children's Hospital; Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital; Metropolitan Methodist Hospital; Methodist Texsan Hospital and Northeast Methodist Hospital as well as Methodist Stone Oak Hospital and Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital.