Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) welcomes Andy Williams as its interim Chief Executive Officer.
Andy comes to VVRMC from Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (MSTH), where he has held the role of VP of Operations for the past year. Andy has also previously held the role of Administrator at MSTH and VP of Operations of Methodist Hospital, Methodist Children's Hospital and MSTH. In his various positions, Andy has excelled at increasing volume in patient admissions, developing relationships with rural providers, recruiting physicians and increasing employee engagement.
Andy received his BA in Business Administration, with honors, from Corpus Christi State University.
Tom Grimert serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Val Verde Regional Medical Center. He earned a Master of Business Administration from University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master in Healthcare Administration and Bachelor of Business Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Prior to joining, Val Verde Regional Medical Center, Grimert was employed by Methodist Healthcare System (MHS) in San Antonio since 1996. He served in various accounting roles. During his most recent assignment, Grimert served as MHS’s Controller where he performed multiple duties such as month-end close, annual operating budget, and budget and weekly projections.
Vicky Barnthouse is the chief nursing officer at Val Verde Regional Medical Center. She has nearly 20 years of nursing management experience, including work as a director of obstetrics/women’s services, director of critical care, and ICU nurse manager for Miami Valley Hospital an 861-bed nonprofit, teaching, tertiary referral center in Dayton, Ohio. Barnthouse’s other experience includes staff nursing, supervisory and management positions of increasing responsibility for Kettering Medical Center in Dayton.
Barnthouse earned her bachelor of science from the College of Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a master of science in nursing from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Mich.
Francine Piña is the Vice President of Community Service and Hospitality. She earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in marketing from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.
Piña has more than ten years of experience in advertising, marketing, and public relations in industries ranging from financial institutions to healthcare organizations. Prior to joining Val Verde Regional Medical Center, Piña was the Assistant Vice President of Product Management for San Antonio Federal Credit Union.
As a native of Del Rio, Piña has made improving the quality of healthcare for the community a priority. She is very active in the community serving on the Val Verde County United Way Board and the Del Rio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Board. Piña is a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Del Rio, a program sponsored by the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce which is focused on making a positive difference in the community.
She is married to W. Jonathan and they have a daughter, Vivien Carolina.