Jamie Silva-Steele
Jamie Silva-Steele is president and chief executive officer of UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center.

Jamie Silva-Steele, president and CEO of UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has been named one of the top CEOs in New Mexico by Albuquerque Business First.  

Silva-Steele is one of two CEOs selected from the health care field. 

The annual award seeks to recognize the ambition, effort and time New Mexico’s leaders devote to their companies, according to the publication. Each year, 20 honorees are recognized in a variety of industries including business services, health, nonprofit and technology. The awards are based on reviews and recommendations by a panel of experts.

An Albuquerque native, Silva-Steele received a permanent appointment as SRMC’s CEO in 2014. She served as the hospital’s interim CEO for nine months before that appointment. Silva-Steele began her career at UNM Hospital as a pediatric nurse and administrator for ambulatory care services.

 “This is a well-deserved honor,” said Steve McKernan, UNM Health System chief operating officer.  “She has served the state well throughout her career and has a unique understanding of how to increase access and quality of care for all of the state’s citizens. We are privileged to have her at the helm of SRMC.”

UNM SRMC is a 72-bed community-based hospital that opened in 2012. Served by both UNM faculty physicians and community-based independent physicians, the hospital offers state-of-the-art care and has been honored with the Guardian of Excellence Award by Press Ganey Associates for consistently achieving the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction.