Lillian Montoya has been named President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CHRISTUS St. Vincent, a Santa Fe-based not-for-profit health care system, serving a sevencounty region of North Central New Mexico. CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s current President & CEO, Patrick Carrier, will retire after more than 43 years in the healthcare industry, 18 of those with CHRISTUS Health. Carrier has served as President and CEO since November of 2015. “We are so thankful for Pat’s leadership over the past three years, during which CHRISTUS St. Vincent has made significant improvements in service offerings, patient experience and breadth and depth of our clinical capabilities,” said Jeff Puckett, executive vice president, and chief operating officer, CHRISTUS Health. “Pat’s retirement creates an exciting new opportunity as we appoint Lillian Montoya the new CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent,” Puckett continued. “Her commitment and passion to making sure the system provides high-quality compassionate healthcare is very personal to her as a native of New Mexico. We are proud to have her as our CEO.” Montoya’s appointment becomes effective June 15, 2018. She currently serves as the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) in a role that has included oversight of hospital operations including Surgical Services, Materials Management, Environmental Services, Food & Nutrition Services, the Clinical Laboratory, Medical Imaging Services and Respiratory Therapy in addition to oversight of the health system’s Service Excellence, Human Resources and Marketing & Communication units. She has also served as the organization’s principal advisor regarding advocacy and public affairs.
Montoya has more than 25 years of extensive experience in helping corporate, government, and non-profit leaders navigate strategic and organizational challenges. She has demonstrated proven results in designing, developing, and implementing programs that make our communities better places to work.
Montoya becomes the first female CEO of the hospital since the original Sisters of Charity established St. Vincent Hospital in 1865. She joins a growing number of women assuming top leadership roles in the healthcare industry.
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