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    • 27 JUL 22
    Artesia General Hospital Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

    Artesia General Hospital Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer

    Artesia General Hospital is proud to announce that Jose L. Gurrola, MHA, has joined our administrative team as Chief Operating Officer.

    In his role, Jose is responsible for giving direction to strategic hospital growth, regulatory and compliance initiatives, sound financial management, medical staff and other operational projects.

    Jose brings with him more than a decade of healthcare experience, having held numerous executive and operational management roles—including serving as Director of Clinic Operations at Artesia General Hospital from 2016 to 2017. Most recently, as CEO and Hospital Administrator of New Mexico Rehabilitation Center in Roswell, he successfully led the state’s specialty services for inpatient medical rehabilitation, inpatient medical detox, inpatient residential treatment and outpatient therapies.

    “My passion is to help communities and citizens of New Mexico,” says Jose. “It is an honor to return to Artesia General Hospital and join a team on a mission to deliver the highest quality healthcare and patient safety to our region’s patients.”

    Learn more about Jose and his experience:

    What inspires and motivates you to work in healthcare?
    A wonderful atmosphere of compassionate healthcare teams that continuously put in every effort to learn, build and promote healthier communities.

    What are you most looking forward to in your work at Artesia General Hospital?
    Collaborating with and working next to some of the most talented employees in the region. I look forward to learning and gaining knowledge from their experiences, challenges and willingness to provide safe, quality and effective care.

    How does your work support patients and other staff at Artesia General Hospital?
    Ensure the mission, vision and values of the hospital organization are met as we move forward and progress in the forever-changing healthcare environment so we can provide the latest techniques, technology and enhancements to the patients and communities we serve.

    What three words would you use to describe yourself?
    Compassionate, Integrity and Trustworthy

    What do you like to do in your free time?
    I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, camping, playing piano and performing music.

    Do you have any favorite local spots in Artesia?
    Adobe Rose and the newly built Artesia Aquatics Center.

    Learn more about Artesia General Hospital’s leadership, including our Governing Board of Directors and Special Hospital District Board.