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