Kim Hedrick, Dave Panana Join SRMC Board of Directors

UNM Sandoval County Regional Medical Center Inc. (SRMC) recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors.

“We are delighted to announce that Dave P. Panana and Kim Hedrick have accepted positions as UNM SRMC Board members.  Both members are well respected throughout the healthcare community and bring a wealth of community experience to our board,” SRMC CEO Jamie Silva-Steele says.

Dave P. Panana

Panana currently is the Chief Clinical Operations Officer for Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation and serves with a number of organizations. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Nursing from New Mexico State University and has many years of direct care experience.

In 2010, Panana had the opportunity to work for his community of Jemez Pueblo on the administrative level as a Nurse Manager and Health Center Director. Since then, his experience has been the administration of 638 Tribal Healthcare facilities in New Mexico, and he currently serve as chief clinical operations officer for Kewa Pueblo Health Corporation.

He is the Albuquerque area representative for the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Tribal Technical Advisory Group (TTAG), chair of the TTAG Behavioral Health sub-committee and American Cancer Society AZ/NM Area board member. In 2017, he launched his own consulting group, Owl Springs Consulting, LLC and has hosted the annual Advancing Tribal Healthcare Conference.

Among the honors he has received are the 2015 Indian Health Services Director’s Award, the 2017 National Impact Award from the National Indian Health Board and The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development 40 under 40 in 2018.

Kim Hedrick

Kim Hedrick is vice president of Business Development at TriCore Reference Laboratories where she is responsible for developing, implementing and directing business development strategies for TriCore and Rhodes Group business lines.

Joining the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center Board of Directors is such an honor, and serving as a Sandoval County representative to the board is icing on the cake. I was involved in the initial planning for UNM SRMC, even serving as the interim hospital administrator until the permanent administrator was hired, so I have a long history with UNM SRMC,” she says. 

Prior to joining TriCore, Hedrick served as Chief Operations Officer for Eye Associates of New Mexico and Molina Healthcare of New Mexico where she oversaw operations for both organizations. 

She has served as the vice president of Strategic Business Development for the UNM Medical Group, Inc. and as administrative director of Community Relations for Presbyterian Healthcare Services where she was project lead for the initial planning of a 250-million-dollar hospital and medical office building on Albuquerque’s Westside now known as Presbyterian Rust Medical Center.

“UNM SRMC is a true representation of Sandoval County and our heritage, and I am privileged to be working with such a great team,” she says of her appointment.

Hedrick earned an MBA from the University of New Mexico, a MS in industrial organizational psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a BS in psychology at UNM. She has volunteered her time to many organizations including Quality New Mexico, Central New Mexico United Way, The Rio Rancho Chamber of Commerce, The Rio Rancho Economic Development Corporation and many others.

“Both of our new members bring a wealth of experience and a history of passionate community advocacy to our board.  We look forward to their input in helping us continue to work throughout Sandoval County to provide community-based healthcare services,” says Silva-Steele.

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