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The New Mexico Rural Hospital Network’s mission is to support and sustain quality healthcare in our  
communities through collaboration.  Established in 2011, the network currently is comprised of 10 rural, independent, non-profit hospitals in the state of New Mexico. Through the network, member hospitals are able to foster mutually beneficial relationships through peer networking and education as well as benefiting from group purchasing discounts, business partnerships and other network advantages. 

Stephen Stoddard Executive Director of the New Mexico Rural Hospital Networ
Stephen Stoddard


Executive Director NMRHN

Stephen Stoddard is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network which is a collaborative organization consisting of 10 rural hospitals with the mission to support and sustain quality healthcare. He currently serves as the Board President of the New Mexico Healthcare Executives. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has served as the Board President of the Idaho Healthcare Executive Forum and as the Board President of the National Cooperative of Health Networks. Stephen was nationally recognized as the 2018 NCHN Outstanding Network Leader by the National Cooperative of Health Networks Association.
Stephen has worked as the Executive Director of the Southwest Idaho Community Health Network, the Assistant Administrator / Corporate Compliance Officer of Smithville Regional Hospital in Texas, and the Administrative Fellow at Chesapeake General Hospital in Virginia. He earned his master’s degree in healthcare administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University, Provo. Stephen enjoys water skiing, visiting historic sites, serving as a volunteer through church and Boy Scouts and spending time with his wife and three children.

New Mexico Rural Hospita Network Board of Directors NMRHN
The Board is comprised of the CEO's of all the member hospitals.

Frank Corcoran – President

Sierra Vista Hospital


Robert Whitaker – Vice President

Gila Regional Medical Center


David Shaw – Secretary / Treasurer

Nor-Lea Hospital District


Joe Salgado, MD

Artesia General Hospital


Thom Whelan

Cibola General Hospital


Christina Campos

Guadalupe County Hospital


James Kiser

Holy Cross Medical Center


Bo Beames

Miners’ Colfax Medical Center


Bill Patten

Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services


Kaye Green

Roosevelt General Hospital


Tammie Chavez

Union County General Hospital

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