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Presbyterian Healthcare Services Recognized For “Bold” Leadership

September 19, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, NM –Presbyterian Healthcare Services was recently named one of the 10 highest ranking health systems in the country for leadership development by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership.  Presbyterian was recognized as a “BOLD” healthcare organization that uses evidence-based leadership development practices to achieve excellence and improve the quality of healthcare in our community.

“We are honored to be recognized for our focus on leadership development,” said Joanne Suffis, Senior Vice President for Human Resources at Presbyterian. “Our employees are our greatest strength. It is crucial to invest in their continued success to ensure that we have the best and brightest caring for our patients and members.”

Presbyterian ranked first for high numbers of leadership positions occupied by women and/or under-represented minorities and for preparing new leaders for success during the critical early period of their new roles. Half of Presbyterian’s executive leaders (Vice President level) are women and women make up 49 percent of mid-level management leaders. Presbyterian was also recognized for programs that monitor leadership bench strength and retention.

The ten highest ranking BOLD organizations are: Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Banner Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cone Health, Duke Regional Hospital, Henry Ford Health System, Mountain States Health Alliance, North Shore- LIJ Health System, Sutter Health, and UT Southwestern Medical Center. The organizations were selected from 120 health systems that participated in NCHL’s 2014 National Health Leadership Survey.

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization, works to ensure accountable and transformational healthcare leadership for the 21st century. BOLD Best Organizations for Leadership Development is NCHL’s platform to recognize organizations that lead the field in preparing current and future generations who are transforming our health system.

NCHL will recognize these organizations at its inaugural BOLD luncheon held in conjunction with NCHL’s 2014 Human Capital Investment Conference on November 20-21 at the InterContinental Hotel in Chicago.


About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian has eight hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 10,000 employees.

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