Paul Roth, MD, UNM e xecutive VP for Health Sciences, announced the appointment ofKevin Rogols as the new president and administrator of UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Inc. (SRMC) in Rio Rancho’s City Center, near the UNM West campus.

“After an extensive national executive search, I am pleased to introduce Kevin Rogols to New Mexico,” said Dr. Roth. “Mr. Rogols has over 27 years of community hospital administrative experience, as well as a proven track record working with community physicians.”

Rogols has special expertise in constructing and opening new community hospitals. He has a Master of Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Case Western Reserve University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Medical Group Management Association. Prior to joining the UNM SRMC,Rogols served as the chief executive officer of Colorado Plains Medical Center.

“To say I have achieved my dream job is an understatement,” stated Rogols. “I am lucky enough to wake up early every morning and I can’t wait to get to work. UNM SRMC represents a unique opportunity to combine a premier university medical center’s clinical and education expertise with the development of a service focused community hospital, located on a newly established higher education campus, UNM West,” continuedRogols.

UNM SRMC will be a 68-bed community hospital with an open medical staff made up of community private practice physicians and UNM physicians. UNM SRMC will have a teaching venue for medical students, and is scheduled to open in the spring of 2012.