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Leadership

The Knapp Medical Center Executive Team includes:

Rene LopezRene Lopez
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lopez started his tenure as CEO with Knapp Medical Center in April 2016, bringing more than 30 years of experience in healthcare to this leadership position. Under his leadership, Knapp Medical Center has earned numerous awards while serving as one of three Prime Healthcare hospitals in the Rio Grande Valley (in addition to Harlingen Medical Center and Mission Regional Medical Center).

Also under Mr. Lopez’ leadership, Knapp Medical Center has partnered with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to train new physicians through the UTRGV School of Medicine / Knapp Family Practice Residency Program in Mercedes and the new UTRGV Internal Medicine Residency Program at Knapp Medical Center in Weslaco. In addition, Knapp Medical Center continues to serve as the only acute care hospital in the Mid-Valley, as well as Weslaco’s only Level III Trauma Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, and Level II Newborn Nursery.

Mr. Lopez previously served as CEO of Doctors Hospital in Laredo, Texas. Under his leadership, the hospital received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition as a top performer for patient satisfaction. In addition, the hospital created a successful heart program, and achieved other accomplishments in revenue enhancement and quality outcomes.

Prior to Doctors Hospital, Mr. Lopez served as CEO of Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center in Eagle Pass and Providence Hospital in Laredo. Mr. Lopez received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico and he is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Lopez and his wife have two daughters.


Ana HinojosaAnna Hinojosa
Chief Nursing Officer

Anna Hinojosa serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Knapp Medical Center. With nearly 30 years of nursing experience, Ms. Hinojosa uses her knowledge and experience to promote the delivery of exceptional healthcare at Knapp Medical Center.

Ms. Hinojosa received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She began her nursing career in 1987 as a SICU Staff/Charge Nurse at Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, and has been involved in healthcare in the Rio Grande Valley in a variety of roles for nearly 25 years, from serving as a flight nurse to home health care. Ms. Hinojosa has been at Knapp Medical Center since 2006, when she started as the Emergency Department Director, and assumed the role of Chief Nursing Officer in 2014.

As Chief Nursing Officer, Ms. Hinojosa oversees more than 650 nursing staff at Knapp Medical Center.


Daniel FarrayDr. Daniel Farray
Chief Medical Officer

r. Daniel Farray serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Knapp Medical Center. Dr. Farray completed his medical school education at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to complete a fellowship in oncology/hematology at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Farray has been a member of the Knapp Medical Center Medical Staff since 2006 and has served in multiple leadership positions. In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Medical Officer, he serves on a wide array of Medical Staff committees, including the Ethics Committee, the Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, and the Utilization Review Committee. Dr. Farray is currently serving as Medical Director for the Knapp Hospice Program and has also been appointed as a member of the Knapp Governing Board.