LCSN: MountainView names new CEO

December 12, 2009. Retrieved online: December 18, 2009 from Sun-News report, Las Cruces Sun-News

LAS CRUCES — MountainView Regional Medical Center has appointed Denten Park as its new chief executive officer, the hospital announced Friday.

Park has served as the hospital’s chief operating officer since June 2008.

He is MountainView’s third permanent CEO this year, replacing Jim Geist who was named in April. Geist replaced Randall Hempling, who stepped down in January.

“It’s been a pleasure to serve this community, medical staff and hospital staff over the past 18 months,” Park said. “We have some of the finest physicians and employees in Las Cruces, and I welcome the opportunity to work with them to continue the success and outstanding care they provide.”

Before coming to MountainView, Park was associate CEO at Payson Regional Medical Center in Arizona and interim CEO of a Utah hospital, and served as the administrator of both a long-term care facility and a center for developmentally disabled in Wyoming. He also has a background in private retail business.

Park has a bachelor’s of arts degree and a master’s degree in business administration from New Mexico State University.

“We’re very supportive of Denten, and are looking forward to the advantages of his strengths and history with our hospital and community,” said Dr. Ismael Lopez, chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees.

Park and his wife, Valerie, have seven children.

“My family and I have enjoyed living in Las Cruces this past 18 months, and we look forward to being here for a long time to come,” he said.

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