About the New Mexico Hospital Association

 

Established in 1945, the New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) has been responsive to the needs of its members in the changing health care environment for over five decades. Hospitals, health networks, ambulatory facilities, home health agencies, and a variety of affiliate groups throughout the state comprise our membership. In an effort to accurately reflect new developments in health care delivery, members voted to change the Association’s name to New Mexico Hospitals and Health Systems Association in September 1993. In 2007, members voted to change the name back to New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA).

Belonging to NMHA links members to a vital network of local, state and national policy makers, New Mexico’s health care business leaders, and influential consumer groups. Besides opening doors for members, NMHA also provides a forum for addressing today’s most critical health care issues. Through relationships created by NMHA, health care leaders from every corner of New Mexico exchange ideas and shape the most effective policies for the health care field statewide. Molding public policy, building valuable coalitions, communicating health care trends, gathering and interpreting data, monitoring the financial health of the field and providing continuing education for members are but a few of NMHA’s activities.

Being part of NMHA also provides other opportunities. Through Hospital Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of NMHA, members have access to a wide array of shared services, from physician credentialing, background investigation, loss prevention programs, unemployment compensations service, workers compensation claims management, insurance and employee benefit programs.

NMHA members shape the agenda for their Association. By participating in NMHA committees and special task forces, members are the voice of the Association and the voice of the industry.

NMHA Governance

The NMHA Board of Directors consists of 18 members drawn from our membership and affiliated groups:

Position  NameTitle Affiliation 
 Chairman Troy Greer CEO Lovelace Medical Center
 Chairman-Elect Jim Heckert CEO Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
 Secretary-Treasurer Sandra Podley VP & Administrator Central Delivery System Medical Centers Presbyterian Hospital
 Immediate Past Chairman Bo Beames VP, Regional Administration Presbyterian Healthcare Services
 AHA Delegate Christina Campos Administrator Guadalupe County Hospital
 AHA Alternate Delegate Steve McKernan CEO University of NM Hospitals

Vision Statement

The New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) is the authoritative, knowledgeable voice for its members and sought out as the leader in developing public policy and addressing issues that affect the health of the citizens of New Mexico.

Mission Statement

NMHA, a voluntary membership organization, represents its membership on legislative, regulatory and public policy issues.  NMHA works with its members and others to improve the health status of the citizens of New Mexico. 

Guiding Principles

  1. NMHA takes a leadership role in state and national legislative arenas and in public policy development to promote, and advocate for, the common good and collective interests of its members.
  2. NMHA is an authoritative, knowledgeable and reliable voice for its members and a source for hospital data that is used in public policy development and legislative initiatives.
  3. NMHA will promote cooperative, collaborative efforts among its members and others.