CEO Feliciano Jiron: Improving Care Quality at Los Alamos Medical Center

Feliciano Jiron has served as CEO of Los Alamos (N.M.) Medical Center since Oct. 24, 2011.

Mr. Jiron has more than 15 years of experience in healthcare operations. Prior to joining LAMC, he served as president and CEO of Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas, Calif.

Even though he joined the 47-bed hospital less than three years ago, Mr. Jiron has already made a major impact at LAMC. He has improved medical staff Felicianoengagement by holding weekly meetings with medical staff leaders and monthly physician advisory meetings. Additionally, he spearheaded the recruitment of eight new specialists to the hospital.

Beyond physician recruitment and engagement, Mr. Jiron has helped LAMC achieve high clinical standards. In 2013, the hospital earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval accreditation award. "With Joint Commission accreditation, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission provides us with a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence," Mr. Jiron said in a news release. "Achieving Joint Commission accreditation, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."

Mr. Jiron is a New Mexico native and is, along with his wife Johanna, involved in several community organizations, such as the YMCA, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and his local church.

Mr. Jiron served in the United States Army from 1991 to 1998. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Minnesota.

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