Matt Wolthoff named President of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley

Matt Wolthoff has been named President of Driscoll’s new hospital in Edinburg, Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley.

As President, Matt will be directly responsible for the overall operations and performance of the new hospital, including the successful implementation of the facility, scheduled to open in Spring 2023. He will report directly to Eric Hamon, President and CEO of Driscoll Health System.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley will be an independently operated, eight-level hospital at 2820 W. Michaelangelo Drive in Edinburg that will further the mission of Driscoll Children’s Hospital founder Clara Driscoll to provide medical care to all the children of South Texas. A formal groundbreaking will be held Tuesday, November 16, at 2 p.m.

A longtime resident of the Rio Grande Valley, Matt has served in several healthcare senior leadership roles in South Texas, including Rio Grande Regional Hospital, Valley Baptist Medical Center, and most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Harlingen Medical Center, a 112-bed, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) five-star rated hospital.

“The President of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley is a vital role, and I feel confident that Matt is the right person for the position. He knows the details, big and small, that come with overseeing a hospital, specifically a hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. His reputation in healthcare is stellar and we at Driscoll are fortunate to have such an outstanding leader at the helm of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley,” said Eric Hamon, President and CEO of Driscoll Health System.

“It is an honor to be chosen to serve as President of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley. Driscoll is a leader in pediatric healthcare, and serving the needs of South Texas children is so much more than a job for its team members – it is a calling. I am privileged to be joining them in answering the call to help get kids back to being kids,” said Matt Wolthoff.

Matt is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2014, Matt was named the Young Healthcare Executive of the Year for the South Texas Chapter of ACHE. He earned a Master of Business Administration with a Healthcare Concentration from the University of Texas-San Antonio and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Harlingen Chamber of Commerce board and on boards for the Rio Grande Valley Partnership and United Way. He previously served on boards for the McAllen Economic Development Corporation and McAllen Chamber of Commerce.

Matt and his wife, Lucy Ann, have three children. He is an Air Force veteran, and a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy.

In early 2019, Driscoll began discussions to expand pediatric services to the Rio Grande Valley to include inpatient acute care. From there, plans developed for a new hospital that would be located at 2820 W. Michaelangelo Drive in Edinburg leased and operated 100% by Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Driscoll has had a presence in the Rio Grande Valley for decades, with specialty centers in Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen staffed by Driscoll pediatric subspecialists and other clinical team members.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley will operate with more than 500 employees, creating significant economic impact and new job opportunities for clinical, ancillary and support staff in the Rio Grande Valley.

For the latest listings, go to https://driscollchildrens.org/dchrgvjobs.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley will provide the following pediatric services:

  • Pediatric specialists
  • Acute inpatient and outpatient surgery
  • Emergency services
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Rehabilitation: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy
  • Imaging
  • Laboratory
  • Child Life program
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