Santa Fe Hospital CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center’s Alex Valdez Named a 2012 Top 25 Minority Healthcare Executive by Modern Healthcare Magazine

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Alex Valdez, CEO and president of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital, was picked by Modern Healthcare Magazine as a top 25 minority healthcare executive in the United States for 2012. Christus St Vincent Hospital, a Business Directory company, is located at 455 Saint Michaels Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505

Alex Valdez, CEO and president of CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital, was picked by Modern Healthcare Magazine as a top 25 minority healthcare executive in the United States for 2012.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Alex Valdez, president and CEO, has been selected as one of the top 25 minority healthcare executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare Magazine. The hospital is a Business Directory company and Hutton Broadcasting radio stations' "Featured Business."

Valdez has had a distinguished career in law, government service and healthcare administration. He has passionately served the needs of the diverse population of New Mexico and has worked tirelessly to address the health care needs of the entire community, regardless of ability to pay.

Valdez joined St. Vincent Hospital in September, 2002 as vice president and general counsel. Two years later, he was promoted to president and CEO and initiated many improved services and new facilities at the hospital. Two years into his presidency, Valdez and the Board of Directors initiated a strategic planning process, which ultimately led to the establishment of the partnership with CHRISTUS Health four years ago. Through the leadership of Valdez, that partnership has enabled the expansion and improvement of health-care services and facilities at CHRISTUS St Vincent Regional Medical Center.

Valdez is a Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives and has been recently elected to the Board of PAGE 2 Directors of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. He also serves on the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force of CHRISTUS Health.

Valdez resides in Espanola, New Mexico, with his wife, Rosemary Valdez, who is a retired kindergarten teacher. Alex and Rosemary are the parents of four daughters, Jessica, Alexis, Angela and Rebecca, all of whom have completed their undergraduate degrees, and are pursuing their professional careers or post-graduate education.

The belief in the value of education was taught to Valdez by his parents and extended family as he grew up in northern New Mexico. He has modeled the value of belief in the individual’s ability to overcome barriers through hard work. These values have enabled Valdez to become a respected leader and a role model for aspiring young Hispanics who want to make a difference in our world.

About CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center:
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is a community-based, private, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 300,000 people in seven counties in northern New Mexico. CHRISTUS St. Vincent was founded in 1865 by the Sisters of Charity and is New Mexico’s first hospital and the largest private employer in Santa Fe. In April 2008, CHRISTUS Health and St. Vincent finalized the formation of a partnership that allowed St. Vincent to benefit from the resources of the international 40-hospital system. CHRISTUS St. Vincent is designated as a “sole community provider” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent 455 Saint Michaels Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 989-7318

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