EDINBURG South Texas Health System is pleased to announce that Jennifer C. Garza has been appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer at Edinburg Regional Medical Center and Edinburg Children's Hospital effective Dec. 5, 2011.

Prior to her arrival to Edinburg she served as the Chief Operating Officer at St. Joseph Medical Center, a 792-bed acute care hospital in Houston. Before that she was the Chief Operating Officer and Ethics and Compliance Officer at HCA - The Woman's Hospital of Texas. Garza has over 10 years of experience in healthcare management and is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Garza earned her Master's degree in Healthcare Administration from Trinity University of San Antonio and a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She and her husband are originally from McAllen. She is a mother to three daughters.