VVRMC CEO, Linda Walker
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Val Verde Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce new leadership. Linda Walker, MBA, RHIA is VVRMC’s Chief Executive Officer. She joins VVRMC with twenty years of healthcare operations and leadership experience.
Ms. Walker’s extensive leadership experience covers acute care hospital operations, both clinical and non-clinical, as well as specialty and rural health care clinical operations. She held the positions of Physician Services Officer at Uvalde Memorial Hospital, and CEO of Uvalde Medical and Surgical Associates, both in Uvalde, Texas. Her operational and financial knowledge of both inpatient and outpatient sides of healthcare make her uniquely qualified for rural hospital leadership.
“My passion for providing quality patient care for the members of our rural community is unmatched. Our staff members are committed to our goals, and our physicians and other healthcare providers are some of the best you can find. We must be patient centric at all times. I have collaborated and led in all aspects of hospital strategic planning and business line development, and look forward to bringing my knowledge and experiences to VVRMC,” stated Walker. Additionally, as a long-time resident of South Texas, Walker has a deep understanding of the culture of the community and the many positive attributes Del Rio has to offer. She, her husband Lynn, and their four children have experienced many events in the community and especially enjoy fishing and boating at Amistad Lake.
With her past experience and dedication to rural healthcare, Ms. Walker has the background and ability to move VVRMC forward towards it Mission, Vision and Legacy, while strengthening the foundation already in place. “Healthcare is an ever-changing environment,” she said, “and we must have an outward mindset to meet the many challenges coming our way. Being flexible and proactive are must-haves for success in what we do. I am very excited to be part of VVRMC.”