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Hospital-Based Contract Services

Val Verde Regional Medical Center (VVRMC) contracts with various physician groups to provide hospital-based services for patients. Each of these groups has a strong clinical reputation among local, regional and national medical communities. We partner with these doctors in order to offer high-quality clinical care for our patients.

It is important to realize that these physicians are independent contractors, and that patients who receive services from them will be billed separately from the hospital. While the medical groups that make up our hospital-based services are contracted with most major health insurances, it is always a good idea to double check before you come to VVRMC.

Emergency Services

The Emergency Department contract physician group is Victoria Emergency Associates. VEA's mission statement resonates with VVRMC: "To serve communities throughout Texas by providing expert emergency care with kindness and compassion."


HNI Healthcare is VVRMC's hospitalist provider. The company headquarters is in Austin, Texas, and they provide a range of services for hospitals all over Texas, as well as Florida. HNI Healthcare was founded by a group of physicians that felt there was a disparity of effective inpatient care.

For more information on HNI Healthcare, please visit

Radiology Services

With over 60 board-certified radiologists, South Texas Radiology Group (STRG) provides professional interpretation and interventional procedures. STRG is based out of San Antonio and is used exclusively in VVRMC.

For more information on South Texas Radiology Group, visit

Pathology Services

VVRMC pathology services are overseen by pathologist/medical director Jorge Cruz-Benitez, MD. All surgical specimens are sent to Pathology Reference Laboratory, located in San Antonio, Texas. Pathology Reference Laboratory provides the highest degree of service while quickly providing feedback on test results.