Ruben has a successful record of healthcare leadership and operational excellence, and brings more than 30 years of healthcare experience to the hospital. He joins Dallas Medical Center from the corporate office where he served nearly four years as a Transitional CEO for Prime Healthcare, the parent company of Dallas Medical Center.
Prior to his role at the corporate level, Garza spent 17 years as the Vice President of Administrative Services and Director of Insurance and Accreditation at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco, Texas. There he was responsible for the overall strategic direction and operations for clinical and non-clinical services of the hospital and affiliated organizations, including a medical group.
He received numerous accolades and attained many accomplishments in the areas of corporate compliance, risk management, safety and security, and clinic growth and development. Some of the many notable achievements the hospital received under Garza include: Primary Stroke Center certification, designation as a Level III Trauma Center, and Joint Commission survey scores of 95% or higher for more than 16 years.
Garza received his certification as a Physician Assistant in Diagnostic Radiology from the University of Kentucky, and received his Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management from Independence University.