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CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Office: (505) 913.5466

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Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

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Alex Valdez, CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO, Promoted to Vice President of International Advocacy for CHRISTUS Health

Bruce Tassin, Chief Operations Officer, to become CHRISTUS St. Vincent CEO

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, along with CHRISTUS Health and SVHsupport, are proud to announce that Alex Valdez, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been promoted to Vice President of International Advocacy for CHRISTUS Health.

"We're certainly going to miss Alex's leadership," said Lillian Montoya-Rael, chair of the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Board of Directors. "Over the last nine years, Alex has led CHRISTUS St. Vincent and positioned the hospital for growth, leaving a strong legacy that is visible not only within the hospital, but one that reaches out, impacting the entire community. We recognize that his talents - his diplomacy in particular - are needed on a broader scale."

Valdez, a native of Northern New Mexico, was appointed President and CEO in 2004. During his tenure, the hospital expanded into a regional medical center, and in 2008, Valdez helped facilitate the agreement with CHRISTUS Health to create a more sustainable organization.

"First and foremost, I have been incredibly blessed to have been CEO of such a wonderful organization over the last nine years," Valdez said. "Never did I imagine that I would find myself in this position and yet I have been incredibly humbled by the opportunity. I hope I have served the community well. When I think about that which matters most, it is that the community has broader access to the highest quality of care as close to home as possible. And, I believe that today, CHRISTUS St. Vincent is in fact a regional medical center prepared to serve people throughout North Central New Mexico."

"Though I will miss my work here, I am excited to move into a leadership role at CHRISTUS Health and to have the chance to focus on international advocacy. This position will present not only incredible new experiences for me personally, but the opportunity to continue the hard work delivering health care services here and around the world," he added.

Bruce Tassin, who has served as Chief Operations Officer at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for the past five years, will be named President & CEO. Tassin has 23 years of experience in hospital administration, and previously served as Chief Operating Officer at CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Louisiana.

Valdez and Tassin have worked closely together to grow the hospital and expand community access to health care services. Over the past five years, CHRISTUS St. Vincent has expanded healthcare services through the 106-member CHRISTUS St. Vincent Medical Group, finalized the acquisition of Physicians Medical Center, and completed partnership agreements with New Mexico Cancer Care Associates and the New Mexico Heart Institute.

The transition, backed with the unanimous support of the Board of Directors, positions CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for a strong future that will face many challenges as healthcare continues to evolve.

"I am honored to take on this new role within the hospital, leading a thriving organization that plays such a vital role in serving the Northern New Mexico community," said Tassin. "My family and I consider Santa Fe our home and are proud to say our daughter will soon graduate from St. Michaels High School. I am excited to build on the strong foundation Alex has created for CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center."

In addition to his extensive experience, CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center will benefit from Tassin's talent for analysis, which will be pivotal as the hospital continues to find ways to deliver quality healthcare to our community.

These transitions will occur over the next month, with Tassin officially becoming President and CEO on Monday, April 22, 2013. He will spend this time meeting with and listening to key stakeholders, leaders and policymakers as he prepares to lead CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center into the future.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is a community-based, private, not-for-profit hospital serving more than 300,000 people in seven counties in northern New Mexico. CHRISTUS St. Vincent was founded in 1865 by the Sisters of Charity and is New Mexico's first hospital and the largest private employer in Santa Fe. In April 2008, CHRISTUS Health and St. Vincent finalized the formation of a partnership that allowed St. Vincent to benefit from the resources of the international 40-hospital system. CHRISTUS St. Vincent is designated as a "sole community provider" by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.