Lance Ames is now the chief executive officer of South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System Children’s. Ames recently served as chief operating officer and then interim CEO of the system’s facilities in Edinburg.
Under his leadership, the hospital opened a new 26-bed inpatient unit dedicated to the care of surgical patients. The hospitals also saw an increase in total surgeries by 8 percent during the prior year.
Prior to his role at Edinburg, Ames served as the associate administrator for Ambulatory Services with the South Texas Health System, where he was responsible for the daily operations of ambulatory services. This include freestanding emergency departments, two wound care and hyperbaric programs, and two sleep center programs. This also includes outpatient rehabilitation, pediatric endocrinology, adult endocrinology, and the McAllen Family Practice Residency program.
Lance has also previously served as the interim CEO of McAllen Heart Hospital and associate administrator at McAllen Medical Center. He began his UHS career as an associate administrator at South Texas Health System Edinburg and South Texas Health System Children’s.