Posinski named new administrator of Dan Trigg Memorial Hospital

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

The Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital (DCT) has named Matt Posinski administrator of its 25-bed hospital.

Posinski, who currently serves as director of Rehabilitation Services, begins his new position on Monday.

“My role as administrator is to serve employees on the front line, the staff and management so that they can grow as much as they can to better serve our patients. We have an excellent staff here at the hospital and we’re looking to expand services, if we can. And we’re looking to continue our relations with providers and to offer great quality care,” said Posinski, who has been at Trigg for three years.

Posinski said he will serve as the director of Rehabilitation Services and administrator until Aug. 1.

“We are actively searching for candidates” for the director of Rehabilitation Services, Posinski said.

Trained as a physical therapist, Posinski is involved in the town’s athletics and makes sure he stays in shape, too.

He said his new position will not interfere with his service to the Tucumcari Rattlers football team. “I’ll continue to be their team therapist,” he said.

And, Posinski, who is an avid bicyclist, has several pictures of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong in his office. He said he tries to click off between 50 and 80 miles a week.

Posinki and his wife, Kristi, who works at Mesalands Community College, have four children.

Posinski holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and received his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University.

In addition to his service in Tucumcari, Posinski was a supervisor at TriHealth Physical Therapy in Cincinnati from 1998 to 2003.  He began his career in health care as a physical therapy consultant at Xavier University in Cincinnati in 1999.

DCT, which employs 129 people in Tucumcari, is part of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ system of eight community not-for-profit hospitals throughout New Mexico.

Posinski replaces Bo Beames who left Trigg in June to become administrator of Socorro General Hospital, which is also a part of the Presbyterian Healthcare.