Beames to oversee five N.M. hospitals

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Socorro General Hospital administrator Bo Beames now holds the title interim vice president for Presbyterian Regional Hospitals. Beames accepted the temporary position as interim and will support the five Presbyterian regional hospitals: Presbyterian Española Hospital, the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, the Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, the Plains Region Medical Center in Clovis and Socorro General Hospital. As interim, Beames will oversee general operations, and his role will be to share information within the network of regional hospitals of Presbyterian Healthcare. Beames will also share information related to impending changes within the health care industry, he said.

Bo Beames

“There are some significant changes within our industry,” Beames said. “My job is to make sure that the hospitals are prepared for the impending changes. As the incoming chairperson of the New Mexico Hospital Association, I will communicate changes to all hospitals.”

Beames will continue to serve as Socorro General Hospital administrator. Presbyterian was recruiting for the interim vice president position for a number of months, he said, and was seeking qualified and experienced people. Presbyterian asked him to step in until they could find a permanent replacement. Beames is stepping in for Robert Garcia, who put in 30 years of distinguished services for Presbyterian and is now retired, he said. Beames said Garcia will be a hard person to replace.

“What I am looking forward to the most is sharing new information and ideas from each of the five regional hospitals to improve the health care in each of the communities that we serve,” Beames said.

He has been with Presbyterian for eight years, and for six years he has been the Socorro General Hospital administrator. He served two years at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital after beginning his career in health care management at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe. Beames is a New Mexico native and grew up in Hobbs. The position will last six to nine months while Presbyterian recruits for a permanent replacement.

“We want to continue our path of improving and expanding access in Socorro County,” Beames said.