ALBUQUERQUE, NM –
The Presbyterian Healthcare Services Board of Directors has officially named
Dale Maxwell President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Presbyterian is one of the nation’s
most successful integrated health care and health coverage systems,” said
Katharine Winograd, PhD, Chair of the Presbyterian Board. “The Board took our
responsibility very seriously to find a leader with the right experience to
lead Presbyterian into the future. Dale has extensive experience with an
integrated healthcare model, a strong leadership style and an unwavering
commitment to improving the health of the people we serve. The Board is
confident that he will continue to lead Presbyterian with integrity at this
time of unprecedented change in healthcare.”
The Board engaged a
top-tier national search firm and, after a comprehensive review of
potential national candidates, determined that Maxwell was the right leader to
serve as the seventh President and CEO in Presbyterian’s 108-year history.
Maxwell, who had
served as interim CEO since January, joined Presbyterian in 2000. Nearly his entire healthcare career has been
spent in systems with healthcare delivery and a health plan. At Presbyterian, Maxwell has served as Executive Vice President and Chief
Administrative Officer for Presbyterian with oversight of
finance, data and analytics and information technology. Throughout his tenure,
he has also served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Presbyterian
system, CFO for Presbyterian Health Plan and Chief Operating Officer of
Presbyterian Medical Group.
founding in 1908, Presbyterian’s purpose has been to improve the health of our
community,” said Maxwell. “That continued legacy of service is made possible
only by the dedication and commitment of Presbyterian employees and clinicians.
I am honored by the Board’s decision to allow me to lead this incredible team
An Arizona native
who moved to Silver City, New Mexico as a child, Maxwell was destined for
healthcare—his father served as a hospital administrator and his mother worked
as a nurse. Maxwell earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from
Seton Hall University in Orange, New Jersey, and a Bachelor of Accountancy
degree from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
employees, eight hospitals across New Mexico and a new medical center on the
way in Santa Fe, a medical group with more than 800 providers and a health plan
with more than 460,000 members, Maxwell leads a team at Presbyterian that has
built one of the nation’s most integrated and recognized integrated healthcare
systems. Building on its experience in New Mexico, Presbyterian is also sharing
expertise outside the state by partnering with provider systems around the
country that seek to successfully transition and thrive in a healthcare world
based on value rather than volume.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the
communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit
healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing
multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s
largest private employer with approximately 12,000 employees.