“Providing a new medical access point for Frio and surrounding counties,”
MANUEL AZOCAR III
Monica Martinez has been named the Rural Health Clinic Director at the new Frio Regional Primary and Urgent Care Clinic in Dilley.
As the top official at the clinic, Martinez will be charged with the day-to-day operations of the facility, as well as maintaining compliance, among other duties.
According to Frio Regional Hospital CFO Thomas Grimert, the clinic is scheduled to open the first quarter of 2020.
“As the Rural Health Clinic Director, I will be responsible for obtaining Rural Health designation for the clinic, maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements, overseeing overall day-to-day operations, managing of staff, developing and maintaining short and long term budget goals, and all other administrative duties,” she said.
Martinez previously served as the Home Health Administrator for Frio Hospital Home Health for the last three years and four months where she was responsible for planning and coordinating delivery of professional services to clients, ensuring compliance with State and Medicare licensing/certification, establishing and maintaining a quality improvement program, all while managing a fiscally sound budget.
“My work philosophy is that success is the result of hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence while always in the pursuit of perfection,” Martinez said. “My goal in this new position is to improve the quality of life in our community by providing exceptional healthcare with compassion and respect.
“As a citizen from a small community like Pearsall, I have always been passionate about servicing rural markets so I am excited to play a role in providing a new medical access point for Frio and surrounding counties.”
Martinez earned her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio and has a Masters in Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Incarnate Word.