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Presbyterian Healthcare Services' Board Names Dale Maxwell President and CEO

Release Date:

February 22, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors has officially named Dale Maxwell President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dale Maxwell

“Presbyterian is one of the nation’s most successful integrated health care and health coverage systems,” said Katharine Winograd, PhD, Chair of the Presbyterian Board. “The Board took our responsibility very seriously to find a leader with the right experience to lead Presbyterian into the future. Dale has extensive experience with an integrated healthcare model, a strong leadership style and an unwavering commitment to improving the health of the people we serve. The Board is confident that he will continue to lead Presbyterian with integrity at this time of unprecedented change in healthcare.”

The Board engaged a top-tier national search firm and, after a comprehensive review of potential national candidates, determined that Maxwell was the right leader to serve as the seventh President and CEO in Presbyterian’s 108-year history.

Maxwell, who had served as interim CEO since January, joined Presbyterian in 2000.  Nearly his entire healthcare career has been spent in systems with healthcare delivery and a health plan.  At Presbyterian, Maxwell has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Presbyterian with oversight of finance, data and analytics and information technology. Throughout his tenure, he has also served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Presbyterian system, CFO for Presbyterian Health Plan and Chief Operating Officer of Presbyterian Medical Group.

“Since its founding in 1908, Presbyterian’s purpose has been to improve the health of our community,” said Maxwell. “That continued legacy of service is made possible only by the dedication and commitment of Presbyterian employees and clinicians. I am honored by the Board’s decision to allow me to lead this incredible team at Presbyterian.”

An Arizona native who moved to Silver City, New Mexico as a child, Maxwell was destined for healthcare—his father served as a hospital administrator and his mother worked as a nurse. Maxwell earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

With 12,000 employees, eight hospitals across New Mexico and a new medical center on the way in Santa Fe, a medical group with more than 800 providers and a health plan with more than 460,000 members, Maxwell leads a team at Presbyterian that has built one of the nation’s most integrated and recognized integrated healthcare systems. Building on its experience in New Mexico, Presbyterian is also sharing expertise outside the state by partnering with provider systems around the country that seek to successfully transition and thrive in a healthcare world based on value rather than volume.

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About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with approximately 12,000 employees.

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