Angela Martinez Chosen As Outstanding New Mexico Woman
Presbyterian Employee Honored By Governor
News Release: June 15, 1998
Albuquerque, NM -- Angela Martinez, Presbyterian Healthcare corporate counsel, was recently chosen as one of the 30 women to receive the Governor's Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women.
The award recognizes the leadership and achievements of New Mexico women and their role in furthering the capacity and interests of women in New Mexico.
As a community volunteer, Martinez was appointed to the State's Legislative Health Care Task Force in 1994 that was created to identify, examine, and address health care reform issues for New Mexico residents.
During her two-year term on the task force, she played a key role in identifying issues of concern to the public and in drafting proposed legislation.
A visiting professor in clinical law programs at the UNM School of Law, Martinez also teaches seminars on powers of attorney, living wills, and right-to-die issues to the community as a public service.
Martinez is responsible for creating a program for Presbyterian Healthcare Services to ensure organizational oversight and compliance with federal healthcare regulations.
Founded in 1908, Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a community-based, New Mexico not-for-profit healthcare organization. More than 400,000 New Mexico residents are served each year by Presbyterian facilities and programs. The organization owns, manages, or leases a statewide network of services including hospitals, outpatient centers, a health plan, and physician groups. Specialized programs include a nationally recognized heart care program, the state's only heart transplant program, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and high risk obstetrical services.