As chief operating officer, he created strategic partnerships with business, industry and community leaders to ensure that Harris Health received state and federal funds to improve patient access to primary and specialty care. Currently, he serves on the Texas Hospital Association board of trustees.
His family upbringing in San Antonio taught him that people can always use a helping hand during times of need. His father, a Pentecostal minister, instilled in him the principle of a ministry-oriented life and he perceives the work of Harris Health System as a continuation of that philosophy.
Harris Health System serves more than a million patient visits annually through its network of three hospitals, 16 neighborhood health centers, 15homeless shelter clinics, six school-based clinics and mobile health units.
In its more than 40 years of service, Harris Health System has steadfastly worked to improve the community's health and train the next generation of health professionals. Mr. Lopez believes the best work of the Harris Health System is still to come.
Mr. Lopez holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio.
He lives in Clear Lake, Texas, is married to Patricia, and has five children, who all have advanced degrees.