Jorge Leal has been named administrator of ETMC Quitman, ETMC
Senior Vice President for Affiliate Operations Jerry Massey
"Jorge is known throughout the system as a team builder and a
strong leader," Massey said. "His focus is providing quality,
compassionate care to everyone who enters our facility."
Leal joined the ETMC Regional Healthcare System in November 2008
as associate administrator of ETMC Gilmer. He was promoted to
administrator of that facility in December 2009. During his tenure,
the hospital has achieved and maintained high levels of patient
satisfaction. He will continue to serve as administrator for ETMC
Gilmer for the time being.
He also served
as chief operating officer of ETMC Pittsburg from January until he
accepted the appointment in Quitman.
He replaces Warren Robicheaux, who has been named senior
administrator of ETMC Pittsburg and the system's northern hospital
group, which includes ETMC hospitals in Quitman, Gilmer, Pittsburg,
Mount Vernon and Clarksville.
Leal earned both his bachelor's degree in biomedical science and
his master's in health administration from Texas A&M
He serves on the Texas Hospital Association's Leadership
Development Council, the Texas A&M University Health Science
School of Rural Public Health MHA Alumni Advisory Board and the
East Texas American College of Healthcare Executives' Executive
Council. He is also a member of the Texas Organization of Rural
& Community Hospitals.
He also serves on the American Hospital Association's Regional
Policy Board 7 and as a state delegate to the association.
Active in the Gilmer community, Leal is a member of the Rotary
Club of Gilmer and the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce. Leal and his
wife, Arlene, make their home in Tyler and are active in the parish
of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
"I am really looking forward to becoming active in the Quitman
community," Leal said. "Our new facility creates a real sense of
excitement at ETMC Quitman. I am thrilled to be joining the
excellent staff and physicians there as we work together to improve
healthcare for our patients."