About Cornerstone Regional Hospital2020-09-10T15:06:30+00:00

About Cornerstone Regional Hospital

In 1998, a group of physicians who were determined to offer their community a high level of healthcare services founded Cornerstone Regional Hospital, an acute care hospital that emphasized orthopedics and general surgery.

Since then, Cornerstone Regional Hospital has diversified and offers a comprehensive range of medical services and specialties. The staff at Cornerstone Regional Hospital believes in establishing caring and professional relationships with its patients and their families, and encourages family interaction with physicians and staff in its family-oriented, homelike environment. All patient rooms have comfortable suites, giving the staff the ability to extend highly personalized healthcare to help every patient.

In August 2005, the physician owners of Cornerstone Regional Hospital affiliated with the largest healthcare system in the Rio Grande Valley, South Texas Health System. Cornerstone Regional Hospital is directly or indirectly owned by a partnership that includes physician owners, including certain members of the hospital medical staff.

Through this partnership, Cornerstone Regional Hospital has benefited from a support system that has access to managed care health plans, group purchasing contracts, and the ability to coordinate care for patients requiring services beyond the hospital’s immediate scope of practice.

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Cornerstone Regional Hospital is licensed by the state of Texas and accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital is designed to serve patients with general medical and surgical care. Cornerstone Regional Hospital does not provide services to patients who need obstetrics, telemetry or intensive care.

Physician Investors

Physician Board Members

  • Alejandro Betancourt, MD
  • Raul Marquez, MD
  • Monzer H. Yazji, MD

Additional Investors

  • Ralph Alhalel, MD
  • Alejandro Betancourt, MD
  • Carlos Cruz, DDS
  • Jose G. Dones, MD
  • Carlos Garcia-Cantu, MD
  • Audrey Jones, DO
  • Jose F. Lopez, MD
  • Eugene Mackie, MD
  • Raul Marquez, MD
  • Pedro McDougal, MD
  • Pedro Montano, MD
  • Khaimchand Panday, MD
  • Rosario Parra-Medellin, MD
  • Guillermo Pechero, MD
  • Rolando Yarritu, MD
  • Monzer H. Yazji, MD

Board of Managers

  • Board President – Raul Marquez, MD

Board Members

  • Alejandro Betancourt, MD
  • Fabian Borrego, UHS
  • Pedro McDougal, MD
  • Charles Stark, UHS
  • Matt Malinak, UHS
  • Douglas Colburn, UHS
  • Monzer Yazji, MD

Medical Executive Committee

  • Chief of Staff –
    Raul Marquez, MD
  • Vice Chief of Staff –
    Rolando Yarritu, MD
  • Secretary/Treasurer –
    Jose Rodriguez, MD
  • Chief of Surgery –
    Alejandro Betancourt, MD
  • Chief of Medicine –
    Ivan Melendez, MD

Department Heads

  • Chief Executive Officer –
    Andrew Wilson
  • Human Resources Manager –
    Erika Betancourt
  • Admissions Supervisor –
    Irma Lizcano
  • Director of Patient Financial Services –
    Chris Muniz-Garza
  • Marketing Business Development Manager – Crystal Lopez
  • Medical Staff Coordinator –
    Elizabeth Jasso
  • Radiology Supervisor –
    Rene Villarreal
  • Laboratory Supervisor –
    Nancy Campos
  • Director of Nursing –
    Roxane Flores, RN
  • Director of Accounting –
    Roel Gutierrez
  • Medical Records Supervisor –
    Corina Vela
  • Director of Surgical Services –
    Carmen Vasquez, RN