New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards 2012
Recognizing Those Committed to Making a Difference
Jamie Silva-Steele
President and Chief Executive Officer for UNM Hospital, Sandoval Regional Medical Center Jamie Silva-Steele has 28 years of progressive experience in an academic healthcare environment. Jamie began her career as a Pediatric Nurse after completing her Bachelorsí of Science in Nursing from the University of New Mexico, but has moved into leadership roles and eventually receiving a Masterís in Business Administration.

While at UNM Hospitals Jamie has participated in the Disparities Leadership Program, receiving an award in innovation and success to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care.Jamie was also appointed to the UNM Steering Committee focused on ensuring Federal Race and Ethnicity Code Compliance.

As Administrator of Interpreter Language Services Jamie co-chaired the Interpreter Advisory Committee focusing on many elements relating to limited English proficient patients. New patient marketing materials in English and Spanish were developed, in addition to focusing marketing efforts in the underserved areas of the city. Jamie is also responsible for the development of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program which includes the Interpreter Services and Health Literacy Training.

Several of Jamieís other important roles she has been a part of include improving patient care at the UNM Hospitals,including the advancement of Patient-Centered Medical Home in Primary Care, and the development of the new Primary Care and Specialty facilities for patients.

Jamie has served on various boards including the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Planning Committee, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence and its Executive Committee. Recently she has been appointed to the Sandoval County Health Council, the Hospital Services Corporation Board of Directors and will be joining the Rio Rancho Chamber of commerce in January 2015.