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New Mexico Business First has made it official – Patricia Montoya, executive director of the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, is a 2018 Woman of Influence.
The New Mexico business publication said Montoya was selected for the honor because she has made a “lasting, positive mark on New Mexico.”
Montoya and other honorees will be feted at an awards luncheon Feb. 12 at Sandia Resort & Casino and in a special issue of the publication. This year's Women of Influence come from a wide variety of industries and their roles are just as varied. They are CEOs, entrepreneurs, doctors, nonprofit leaders and more.
In 2015, Montoya was named executive director of the newly formed Coalition. As head of the organization, she focuses on improving the health care system through innovation and transformation and providing a neutral place for stakeholders to come together and learn about complex health care issues, as well as how together they can drive the change in health care to improve the quality and efficiency in the system, while reducing the waste and decreasing cost. She also tracks national and state policies that have an impact on these issues as well as employer health care benefits.