November 27th, 2013
The Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living announced recently (Nov. 25) it has hired Leah Whigham, PhD, as its inaugural executive director. Whigham will officially join the Institute Jan. 1. She is currently the research nutritionist in the Healthy Body Weight Research Unit of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in North Dakota.
Funded with an initial $2.2 million for five years, the purpose of the Institute for Healthy Living is to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for healthy eating... [more]
November 21st, 2013
John Harris, the new CEO at Memorial Medical Center of Las Cruces, shares his vision for the future of the hospital with Las Cruces Sun-News. In an article published Nov. 19, he said he wants to empower employees, review every department, and plan improvements. Some of those plans include upgrading the Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit to Level 2, adding more positions, and build and equip a new wound care center with hyperbaric chambers.
November 12th, 2013
Las Palmas Medical Center has named Jennifer Castaneda as its director of emergency services. For four years, Castaneda was a clinical coordinator at Las Palmas, responsible for coordinating schedules, administering payroll, managing reports and ensuring supply needs were met. Previously, she was an ER nurse at Las Palmas Medical Center. She has bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso.... [more]
November 8th, 2013
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing named Roberta “Jeanne” Ruiz, Ph.D., R.N., as professor and associate dean for research. A leader in the science of prematurity prevention in women of Hispanic origin, Ruiz will focus on interventions to assist Hispanic and other immigrant women in reducing the risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes. She is a regular member of the NIH Nursing Research Review Council.... [more]
October 16th, 2013
Kent Hance, J.D., has announced he will retire next year as chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. He will become chancellor emeritus.
Mr. Hance, a former congressman, has been chancellor of the Tech System since 2006. The system includes Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, and Angelo State University in San Angelo.
Houston Chronical, "Hance has been Good for Tech and Texas" -- excerpt:
Kent Hance, the... [more]
October 7th, 2013
New Mexico State University's College of Health and Social Services has named Joe Tomaka as its new associate dean for research. He will lead the development and operational phase of the Southwest Survey Research Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU). The purpose of the center is to assist researchers and be a resource for the university and the community. The center will provide services such as questionnaire design, sampling, data collection and statistical analysis for telephone, mail and Internet... [more]
October 6th, 2013
Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare recently named Wade Welch as its new assistant chief financial officer, responsible for financial and strategic initiatives for Las Palmas Medical Center and Del Sol Medical Center. Welch had been director of accounting and finance of Providence Memorial Hospital and has than 16 years of experience in finance. Welch earned a BBA from the University of Texas at El Paso.... [more]
September 26th, 2013
Paul Herzog will retire Oct. 31 from his position as chief executive officer (CEO) at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Interim CEO Steven Ruwoldt is scheduled to begin Sept. 30. Ruwoldt comes from Salem Community Hospital in Ohio where he served as CEO since March 2012. Herzog was Memorial Medical Center's top administrator for nine years. A national search has begun to find Herzog's successor. In an article published by the Las Cruces Sun-News, Dr. William Einig, chairman of the Memorial Medical Center trustees, said Herzog's leadership exceeded expectations... [more]
September 21st, 2013
Sierra Providence East Medical Center has announced Victoria Gonzalez as its new Associate Administrator/Director of Business Development. Prior to her appointment as the Director of Business Development, Gonzalez served as Controller of Sierra Providence East Medical Center, a 110 bed acute-care facility, currently undergoing a $67.2 million expansion. Gonzalez will be responsible for developing and implementing business initiatives and marketing strategies, building and maintaining relationships with physicians, employers, and other customers, and promoting a positive public image of the hospital both internally and externally.... [more]
August 8th, 2013
Former President and CEO of El Paso Water Utilities Ed Archuleta will join the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) beginning Sept. 1 as Director of Water Initiatives. Archuleta will work chiefly with the Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM), the Center for Inland Desalination Systems, and the College of Engineering. Archuleta, who is considered one of the country’s top experts and strategic managers of water policy, is expected to help position UTEP as a nationally recognized resource for water-based education and research programs. He will bring a new... [more]