March 27, 2006

Contact: Rachel Burnett, 272-3651/272-3322

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - University of New Mexico Hospitals was recently recognized, for the first time, as one of the top 125 organizations in the nations that excel at human capital development, selected by Training Magazine.

UNM Hospitals is ranked #17 of the 125 organizations for its outstanding achievements in the area of Training and Development. Companies are chosen based on criteria such as best training practices, evaluation methods and outstanding training initiatives.

Most of the organizations that were in the top 20 were Fortune 500 companies.

"We are honored to be considered one of the best in the country," Director of Education and Development Jewel Washington said. "To be ranked #17 is a huge accomplishment and it shows how much we value the training and education of our employees. We are very proud."

UNM Hospitals has three educational services divisions, Computer Learning and Technologies, Clinical Education and Organizational and Professional Development. UNM Hospitals try to customize the variety of programs so an employee can improve their skills and receive professional help internally instead of having to go through an outside organization.