August 03, 2020
August 3, 2020 (Brownsville, Texas) — Valley Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Art Garza, welcomed Daniel Puente as the hospital’s new chief financial officer. Puente assumed his new role on Monday, July 20, 2020.
Puente served as chief financial officer at LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany, at Low Moor, Virginia since 2018 and has belonged to the HCA Healthcare family for over twenty years. His experience includes large campus expansion and renovation projects, leadership in patient access services, patient case management, and patient experience initiatives.
“Daniel has a great deal of experience at the controller level and his past roles have provided a solid foundation for him to continue his career as chief financial officer at our hospital,” said Garza. “We are excited to have him join our community and our team.”
“I am very fortunate to join the Valley Regional Medical Center team, said Puente.” I believe the financial impact and quality of care VRMC provides to the community are tremendous. I look forward to being part of VRMC’s future success and becoming a part of the VRMC family.
Puente joined HCA Healthcare in 2002, serving as chief financial and accounting officer for South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers for six years. He served as controller for Northeast Methodist Hospital, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital collectively for almost ten years before his move to LewisGale Hospital-Alleghany.
Puente is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at San Antonio.