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Lillian Montoya, CHRISTUS St. Vincent President & CEO, Receives ACHE Regent’s Award January 22, 2021

Lillian Montoya, President and CEO, CHRISTUS St. Vincent received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level healthcare Executive Regent’s Award today.

The award was bestowed on Montoya by Stephen Stoddard, MHA, FACHE Regent for New Mexico and Southwest Texas for the American College of Healthcare Executives. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals.

Members are evaluated on leadership ability; innovative and creative management; executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community; contributions to the development of others in the healthcare profession; leadership in local, state or provincial hospital and health association activities; participation in civic/community activities and projects; participation in ACHE activities; and interest in assisting ACHE in achieving its objectives.

“I am honored to have received this award,” said Montoya. “The desire to help New Mexico’s communities and organizations grow and thrive has shaped the course of my professional life. And, it continues to be my honor to lead CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s incredible team of clinicians and associates in advancing healthcare for our northern New Mexico communities.”

Montoya became CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s first female President and CEO in 2018. Prior to this, she served as CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to working with CHRISTUS St. Vincent, Montoya concurrently served as Executive Director of the New Mexico Independent Community Colleges, as Program manager of the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership, and as a partner in the MVM Group, leading critical community efforts to strengthen New Mexico.

Montoya received her bachelor’s degree and MBA from the University of New Mexico.

About the American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of more than 48,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE’s mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offer its prestigious FACHE® credential, signifying board certification in healthcare management. ACHE’s established network of 78 chapters provides access to networking, education and career development at the local level. In addition, ACHE is known for its magazine, Healthcare Executive, and its career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its vision of being the preeminent professional society for healthcare executives dedicated to improving health. The Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives was established to further advance healthcare management excellence through education and research. The Foundation of ACHE is known for its educational programs – including the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, which draws more than 4,000 participants—and groundbreaking research. Its publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on health services management, including textbooks for college and university courses.

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