Methodist Healthcare Ministries announces new vice president of clinical operations

San Antonio (April 30, 2021) Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is pleased to announce Leticia Ortiz-Johnson has been selected to serve as the organization’s new Vice President of Clinical Operations. Ortiz-Johnson first joined the organization early in 2020 as Director of Medical Operations and has served as interim Vice President of Medical Operations since December 2020.

As Vice President of Clinical Operations, Ortiz-Johnson will report to the Chief Operating Officer and oversee the organization’s clinical integrated care programs—ensuring patients are at the center of their care journey, which includes medical, dental, behavioral health and nutrition services.

“Leticia’s impressive depth of clinical experience has positioned her perfectly to continue the high standards our clinical service teams have established for quality care for the least served. Her lived experience, previous role as a multispecialty physician practice administrator in a rural community, and ability to communicate in Spanish will serve as a valuable asset in supporting integrated care for our strategic focus supporting resilient families," said Xochy Hurtado, Chief Operating Officer of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Prior to joining Methodist Healthcare Ministries in 2020, she served as Rural Health Clinic Administrator for Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, TX where she managaed and coordinated care for over 5,500 patients each month for Orthopedics, Urology, Surgery, Podiatry, Obstetrics, Family Practice, Cardiology, Psychiatric Telehealth, and Pediatric practices. Ortiz-Johnson has been a registered nurse for the past 28 years and she earned both a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Texas Tech University. Lety is originally from Del Rio, Texas.


About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit