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New Mexico Business First Names Pat Montoya Woman of Influence

Patricia Montoya 350pxNew 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.

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Read some of the highlights on what’s being done well by cardiologists in New Mexico who presented at the November 28 “Heart Failure—The Rising Epidemic” Summit. Also learn what progress New Mexico hospital systems have made as they reported one year after the NMCHCV’s Comprehensive Care-In-Joint Replacement Initiative Summit, and gain some insights from the national level about where healthcare policy is…or is not…headed.


Fall 2017 Newsletter

The New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value's Summit on addressing heart failure is coming up in November. Also find some preliminary data highlights from the New Mexico Coalition's first statewide employer benefit survey.

Read the full newsletter here here.


Summer 2017 Newsletter

The Coalition's May summit focused on the pharmacy drug cost puzzle

"We’re dedicated to making the health system work better for everyone," Sumit Dutta, vice president and chief medical officer for Optum RX, said to a group of more than 100 New Mexico business owners, employers and industry representatives at the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value's May 2017 summit.

Read the full newsletter here.