Jamie Silva-Steele

Jamie Silva-Steele, RN, MBA, president and CEO of the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center in Rio Rancho, has received the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

Silva-Steele, who had a long administrative career at UNM Hospital and served as chief operating officer at SRMC before assuming her current role, was presented with the award by Mary Jacintha, the ACHE Regent for southwest Texas and New Mexico during the New Mexico Hospital Association’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

Jacintha also presented an award to Jeff Dye, the hospital association’s president and CEO. He previously served as administrator of Socorro General Hospital for 18 years.

ACHE is an international professional society of 40,000 executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other organizations. Its mission is to advance its members and health care management excellence. The organization also offers board certification in hospital management.

“Jamie developed diversity, equity and inclusion programs while serving as administrator for ambulatory services at UNM Hospital,” said Jacintha, an executive administrator for the UNM Health System. “She is widely recognized in our community for her accomplishments.”

Silva-Steele became ACHE certified in 2016, while Dye was certified in 2007.

The Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members for their experience and contributions to advancing health care management. Members are evaluated for a variety of attributes, including leadership ability, management innovation, organizational development and community engagement.