Mimbres Memorial Hospital CEO suddenly departs: 4 takeaways

Kelly Duke, CEO of Deming, N.M.-based Mimbres Memorial Hospital, abruptly resigned June 7, according to a Deming Headlight report.

Brentwood, Tenn.-based Quorum Health owns Mimbres Memorial Hospital.

Here are four takeaways:

1. Mr. Duke did not disclose the reason for his departure or whether it was voluntary to the Deming Headlight.

2. He joined the hospital as CEO in 2016, succeeding Steve Westenhofer, who retired.

3. His prior experience includes serving as assistant CEO of the Carlsbad (N.M.) Medical Center and director of business development and marketing at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

4. Former CEO Mr. Westenhofer will return to the hospital on an interim leadership basis.

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