CHRISTUS St. Vincent President And CEO Lillian Montoya Receives Prestigious ACHE Regent’s Award

CHRISTUS St. Vincent President/CEO Lillian Montoya receives ACHE Regent’s Award. Courtesy photo

CHRISTUS St. Vincent News:

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

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,” Montoya said. “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.

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