RACHELLE SPENCER has joined the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center as Administrator. Spencer has 20 years’ experience in hospital operations including 17 years’ experience in hospital executive level positions. She previously worked as the CEO of Kindred Hospital in Phoenix; as an associate administrator at the Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson; and as the assistant chief executive officer at Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz. Spencer is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She has a bachelor’s degree in management from Northern Arizona University; a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University.
JENNIFER WICHMAN has joined the Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) as a certified family nurse practitioner specializing in critical care. Wichman has 10 years’ experience in nursing and previously worked as a registered nurse for the UNM Hospital — eight years in the post-anesthetic care unit and two years in the medical cardiac intensive-care unit. She has a bachelor’s degree from UNM and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of St. Francis in Albuquerque.
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