By QCS Staff
Presbyterian Healthcare Services announced today that Hoyt Skabelund has been named the new hospital administrator for Dr. Dan. C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, in addition to his continuing role as administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center (PRMC) in Clovis, according to a press release.
Skabelund will take over the Dan C. Trigg administrator role from Matt Posinski who recently resigned to take a position in Missouri.
Skabelund brings extensive knowledge of Dan C. Trigg Hospital, as he formerly served in the administrator role from 2001 to 2004. He has served as administrator of PRMC since 2006, the release stated.
Robert Garcia, vice president of regional operations for Presbyterian, said in the release, “We’re excited about broadening Hoyt’s role to manage hospital operations in Clovis and Tucumcari together. More and more, meeting the healthcare needs of Tucumcari has led us to expand services from Clovis to create linkages in services by which both communities can benefit. We also believe no one knows healthcare in Eastern New Mexico better than Hoyt, given his experience with organizing health care services on the East side of the state ”
“I have very fond memories of my time in Tucumcari and I’m excited to once again work with the excellent staff, volunteers and physicians at Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. I look forward to joining the effort to ensure that every patient receives very good care every time,” said Skabelund in the release.
Skabelund joined Presbyterian in 1996 as an Administrative Fellow. In addition to his administrator roles in Tucumcari and Clovis, he served in the same capacity at Socorro General Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Accounting from Utah State University and is a Certified Management Accountant. He holds Master’s degrees in Health Care and in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
Both Dan C. Trigg and PRMC hospitals will continue to have separate governance boards, the release said.
Plains Regional Medical Center is a 106-bed hospital operated by Presbyterian Healthcare Services. The facility also has a cancer center, home health and hospice services, a primary care and specialty clinic, and Healthplex. Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed acute care critical access hospital, offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. Presbyterian is New Mexico’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system and its largest provider of healthcare.