Mesilla Valley Hospital Welcomes Diana Schultz as the New Chief Executive Officer

May 18, 2016 – Mesilla Valley Hospital has welcomed Diana Schultz as its new Chief Executive Officer. Schultz brings with her more than ten years of hospital CEO experience from Corpus Christi and El Paso, along with a background in social services and human resource administration.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to take the leadership role at Mesilla Valley Hospital, where we will continue to provide compassionate and specialized care to those in need of mental health and substance abuse treatment,” said CEO Diana Schultz.

As CEO, Schultz will head up Mesilla Valley’s Medical and Leadership Teams and will provide overall direction and guidance of hospital operations. As the top administrator, Schultz is responsible for cultivating a culture focused most-importantly on patient care, safety and satisfaction, along with ensuring the hospital maintains financial health and stability.

“Mesilla Valley Hospital is an established leader in behavioral healthcare in the community,” said Schultz, “And, we will continue providing exceptional care, while focusing on new initiatives to remain a leader in our field.”

Schultz is very active in professional organizations and is currently the President for the Southwest Healthcare Executives Association, an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has been honored with the Healthcare Administration Leadership Award, the Las Estrellas Award, and the Corpus Christi Under 40 Award. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Schultz resides in El Paso with her husband, Ronnie, and two of their three children.

Mesilla Valley Hospital Selects Service Excellence Champion for the First Quarter of 2016

April 22, 2016 – Mesilla Valley Hospital is proud to announce its April Service Excellence Employee of the Month and First Quarter Service Excellence Champion is Jeanne Resendez, Marketing Communications Manager.  Resendez started with Mesilla Valley Hospital in March 2008 and was hired as a Community Liaison with the hospital’s Marketing Department.  She was quickly promoted to Referral Development Manager a few months later, and in March 2016, she was promoted again to Marketing Communications Manager.

“Jeanne exemplifies what a Service Excellence winner should be – trustworthy, enthusiastic, dedicated and very passionate about helping the patients we serve at Mesilla Valley Hospital,” said Director of Business Development Rebecca Mumpower.

Resendez serves as a liaison and markets the hospital to providers and agencies in Las Cruces, Deming, Silver City, T or C, and Socorro, helping to connect people with mental health and addiction services.  Her position has evolved to include managing Mesilla Valley Hospital’s Facebook account and website; producing all marketing materials; and coordinating advertising and outreach.  Her latest project was to write, film, and produce a video that was submitted for the Universal Health Services Service Excellence Challenge.

“Jeanne is a true asset not only to Mesilla Valley Hospital, but to our community as well,” said Mumpower, “She serves on several committees and collaborates with groups like the Alzheimer’s Association, Unified Prevention (UP!) Coalition, Dona Ana County Collaborative, Healthcare Consortium, and more.  In addition, she provides youth suicide prevention trainings for educators, providers and community members.”

Resendez earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Science in Family & Child Science, both from New Mexico State University.  She is married to Edmundo Resendez, and is a proud mom of two daughters.

Mesilla Valley Hospital Selects Nurse as Service Excellence Champion for the Fourth Quarter of 2015

January 26, 2016 – Mesilla Valley Hospital has selected Linda Lemons, RN as its Service Excellence Champion for the final quarter of 2015.  Lemons was chosen because of her dedication to the hospital’s nursing department and willingness to take on extra responsibilities to help patients and co-workers.

“Linda is an excellent example of Service Excellence,” said Mesilla Valley Hospital CEO Bob Mansfield, “Not only does she provide quality care to patients, she is willing to step up to help fellow staff members.”

Lemons has been with Mesilla Valley Hospital since September of 2007.  She is a nurse and serves as weekend relief supervisor, when needed.  As a nurse, she collaborates with the treatment team to coordinate and evaluate patient care.

“We are very fortunate to have Linda on our nursing team,” said Mesilla Valley Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Veronica Hughes, “She never has a negative thing to say, and her staff respect her and enjoy working with her.”