Administrator, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
Angela Ward is the Administrator at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice with a minor in Social Welfare from the University of New Mexico, as well as Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing from DeVry University. She holds an Advanced Nurse Executive Board Certification and is completing her Master in Business degree from DeVry University.
Healthcare is a second career for Ms. Ward. She has more than 15 years of leadership and management experience and has worked in the areas of recruiting, strategy, human resource management, quality management, process improvement, and Lean Six Sigma.
She started her career in healthcare as a registered nurse at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, and in 2010, she began working at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center as Director of Patient Care Service leading the hiring and development of innovative care models for the medical center prior to the facility opening in October 2011.
Ms. Ward serves on the Board of Directors for the Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce, is the co-chair of the Sandoval County Health Collaborative, and is a member of the Sandoval Economic Alliance Board. She is a graduate of the Leadership Sandoval County program and a member of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, the New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders, and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. In January 2016, Ms. Ward was named one of New Mexico's 2016 Women of Influence by Albuquerque Business First, based on her professional achievement, leadership, and community involvement, as judged by a panel of community leaders.