NMMRA Names Executive Director
Albuquerque, NM – The New Mexico Medical Review Association (NMMRA), the lead company in the state dedicated to improving health care quality, has announced that Wm. Boyd Kleefisch, FACHE, FAAMA, has been named as its executive director. Kleefisch has served as NMMRA’s chief operating officer since 2003.
“Boyd was the choice of Board interviewers from among six highly qualified finalists," said Richard Kozoll, MD, MPH, president of the NMMRA Board of Directors. “We are confident Boyd will continue to advance NMMRA as the preeminent quality improvement organization in New Mexico. His experience and skills will be important to meet the ever-growing challenges of federal, state and private contracting in the years ahead.”
Kleefisch is a board certified health care executive with 35 years of experience. As a career health care administrator, he has assumed progressive responsibility in medical services management, finance, information technology, manpower/staffing, personnel, education, quality improvement, and recruiting in a variety of organizations including Lovelace Health Systems in Albuquerque, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation Maui Region, and many military facilities during his 24 years of service in the United States Air Force. Kleefisch is an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and he is on the board of directors of the New Mexico Healthcare Managers Forum. He earned his Master of Science degree in management from Troy State University.
NMMRA recently entered into a legal affiliation with the HealthInsight Management Corporation, which is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, and oversees organizations in Utah, Nevada and now New Mexico. As part of this affiliation, the previous chief executive officer position is being replaced with the executive director as the local company head. The affiliation enables NMMRA to remain a separate company, focused primarily on New Mexico, while realizing the administrative efficiency benefits of consolidating financial, human resources and information technology resources across the three states. NMMRA will officially change its name to HealthInsight New Mexico in January 2012.
“Boyd’s selection will help assure a smooth transition at a key juncture in the organization’s continuing integration across a three-state affiliation with Utah and Nevada,” said Dan Jaco, retiring NMMRA CEO. Jaco was one of the architects of the affiliation between NMMRA and HealthInsight.