Duran, Andres


Andres Duran, MHA, Chief Executive Officer, Dimmit Regional Hospital, Carrizo Springs.

Andres joined Dimmit Regional Hospital in August 2023 as Chief Executive Officer under the management of Methodist Healthcare Systems.  Prior to this role, Andres served in several roles at HCA, including Market Administrator for the Ambulatory Surgery Division, and Vice President of Business Development at both HCA hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley.

Andres Duran joined HCA in April 2018 as the Vice President of Business Development for Rio Grande Regional Hospital and Valley Regional Medical Center in the South Texas area.  He moved solely to Valley Regional in the same role since 2019.  He was accountable for leading the targeted growth initiatives for VRMC including managed care programs, service line development, and new business development.  Other responsibilities include collaborating with the Physician Sales Team and leaders in the rural growth and service lines to execute key strategies.  He also develops comprehensive recruiting plans for vacancies across all service lines.  Prior to HCA, he worked at Quidel Corp., a leading diagnostic healthcare manufacturer, and at Tenet’s Valley Baptist Health System in Brownsville, TX.

Andres is a graduate from Trinity University in San Antonio, as well as The University of Texas at Brownsville.  Andres is a member of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, and of the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Andres was born in Brownsville and has called the Rio Grande Valley home for most of his life.  He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Patricia, and their two children, Valeria and Andres, along with golfing and cooking.

Currently under Dimmit Regional Hospital, a 501 (c) not-for-profit organization and Critical Access Hospital, Andres will serve the Dimmit County and its surrounding neighboring county of Zavala with excellent services and care to all that walk through the doors of Dimmit Regional Hospital.  Andres’ leadership oversee all services provided by Dimmit Regional Hospital such as: 24 hr. Emergency Room service, Medical/Surgical services, Labor & Delivery services, Diagnostic Imaging/Radiology, Laboratory, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Surgical services, Wound Care, Respiratory Care and DRH Rural Health Clinics in both Carrizo Springs and Crystal City.

Andres’ career highlights include providing leadership and change management for the hospital, one of the larger employers in the city of Carrizo Springs, TX.  His goals include promoting a reputation for quality, innovation and clinical excellence, reporting to the board of directors, shaping the strategic direction, and building a top performing team of professional staff and physicians. 

Andres has developed a culture of trust, open lines of communication for patients, nurses, and physicians.  He has driven physician engagement to the highest level in the last five years and by fostering strong physician relationships and including them in key decisions for improved patient care, including the addition of new service lines such as orthopedics in Carrizo Springs.