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Iruegas Elected to Statewide Hospital Association Board

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Javier IruegasAUSTIN (Dec. 30, 2010) – Javier Iruegas, chief executive officer of Mission Regional Medical Center in Mission, has been elected to the Texas Hospital Association’s 2011 Board of Trustees. Iruegas, who served a previous term on the THA board, takes office Jan. 1 for a three-year term.

Iruegas joined Mission Regional Medical Center in 2005. Prior to that, he was president/CEO of Mercy Health System of South Texas and Laredo Medical Center. He has served in a variety of leadership roles with both THA and the American Hospital Association, and is a member of the Trinity University Department of Health Care Administration Advisory Council. He also is past chairman of the board for the Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce.

A native Texan born and raised in San Antonio, Iruegas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business and a Master of Science degree in health care administration, both from Trinity University. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


About the Texas Hospital Association
Founded in 1930, the Texas Hospital Association is the leadership organization and principal advocate for the state’s hospitals and health care systems. Based in Austin, THA enhances its members’ abilities to improve accessibility, quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all Texans. One of the largest hospital associations in the country, THA represents more than 85 percent of the state’s acute-care hospitals and health care systems, which employ some 365,000 health care professionals statewide. Learn more about THA at or follow THA on Twitter at