University of New Mexico selects 3 finalists for UNM Hospital CEO position

The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque named three finalists for the CEO role at University of New Mexico Hospital, also in Albuquerque, according to an Albuquerque Journal report.

The university is searching for a permanent successor to Steve McKernan, who retired in October 2017. Michael Chicarelli, DNP, RN, is currently serving as interim CEO.

The three finalists are:

• Herbert C. Buchanan, who previously served as president of Indiana University Health's Methodist and University hospitals, both in Indianapolis.
• Kate Becker, the current president of SSM Health's St. Louis University Hospital.
• Deborah McGrew, who is currently vice president and COO at University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

The three finalists will visit the campus in April for town hall meetings.

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