Frio Regional Hospital

200 IH 35 South, Pearsall, TX 78061 Phone: (830) 334-3617

Leading the Way

For many rural hospitals, deteriorating facilities and out-of-date technology are increasingly common. “As new services are developed it is important to have the proper space to deliver those new services in a quality manner." said Michael S. Thompson, CEO, Frio Regional Hospital. Modernization is necessary for rural hospitals to continue providing high levels of care to their patients.

Frio Regional Hospital faced such a dilemma recently with the old Frio Hospital in Pearsall, Texas. Frio Regional Hospital chose to move forward with a new facility. The new hospital, a 42,000 SF freestanding facility, includes 22 acute care beds with outpatient, surgical, obstetric and emergency services.

Services at Frio Regional Hospital

New Hospital
Frio Regional Hospital, a replacement hospital, was opened September 6, 2000. The 42,000 square foot building replaced an obsolete 15,000 square foot building. Frio Regional Hospital has 22 private patient rooms and basic primary care services, including emergency room, obstetrical, general surgery, clinical laboratory and radiology.

The service area for Frio Regional Hospital is 25,000-30,000 population, mostly located 30 miles north and south on IH-35. These communities generally are Devine, Pearsall, Dilley and Cotulla and individuals that live in Frio, La Salle and Medina Counties.

Pearsall is 60 miles southwest of San Antonio, Texas on IH35 South. Take exit 101 for the hospital.

Emergency Room
Emergency room physicians are on duty 24 hours a day and are provided by an independent contractor. The facility is certified as a Level IV trauma center. Serious trauma is stabilized and transferred, usually by helicopter, to one of three Level I trauma centers in San Antonio.


Frio Rehabilitation Center
The hospital also owns and operates by contract an outpatient rehabilitation center that provides physical, occupational and speech therapy. They may be reached at (830) 334-4152. Staffing and management is provided by Warm Springs Rehabilitation System.

Charity Care Program
An indigent caseworker is employed jointly by three entities that conduct charity care programs. The Frio Hospital District, the Frio Hospital Association and the Frio County Indigent Care Program can all be accessed through the hospital's caseworker, whose office is near the lobby. In addition, a state employee of the Department of Health and Human Services is based at the hospital to provide easy access to patients applying for the Medicaid program.

Frio Business Park
When land was purchased for the new hospital, a total of 112 acres was purchased located on IH-35 near the intersection of FM140. A grant was obtained from the Economic Development Administration, which allowed the hospital to develop the property into a business park with full infrastructure. It is the hospitals mission to use this facility to provide economic development opportunities for the Pearsall area. For information about the business park, contact Michael S. Thompson, CEO at (830) 334-3617.

Medical Staff

Name Specialty Phone
Mauricio Escobar, MD Family Practice (830) 334-4016
Oscar Garza, MD Family Practice & OB/GYN (830) 334-4142
Arthur Gore, MD OB/GYN (830) 334-4142
Richard Hood, MD Family Practice (830) 334-8703
Muhammad Khan, MD Family Practice (830) 334-4138
Daniel Schmidt, DO Family Practice (830) 334-3351
Jose Sosa, MD Family Practice (830) 334-5856

Visiting Specialists
Once a month a directory of visiting specialty physicians is published in the local Pearsall newspaper, the Frio-Nueces Current. Currently, specialist physicians include cardiologist, neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, podiatrist, ENT, family therapist, OB/GYN, ophthalmology, psychiatry and urology.

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Pearsall, TX

We invite you to experience medical care with a personal touch in our state-of-the-art facility in Pearsall.

Contact us at your convenience or come by for a visit. We look forward to meeting you and providing quality medical care for you and your loved ones.

Telephone: (830) 334-3617
FAX: (830) 334-9800
Postal Address: 200 IH 35 South, Pearsall, Texas 78061
Electronic mail, General Information and Customer Support

Hospital Management Personnel
(All the below may be reached at the hospitals� general number, (830) 334-3617)

Michael S. Thompson CEO
Rhett Fricke CFO
Louisa Martinez RN, Director of Patient Care Services
Alicia Rosales Director of Patient Financial Services
Jobeth Nieto HIM Director
Nancy Ortiz Human Resources & Marketing Director
Raquel Gutierrez Human Resources & Administration Clerk
Jacob Flores IT Director
David Richey Purchasing

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