Suzanne Quillen

VP, Healthcare Innovation & Ernest Leadership Academy

Suzanne joined the team at Ernest in 2006 as the CEO of the first Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Southern New Mexico. Suzanne is a R.N. and earned her Nurse Practitioner degree from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from New Mexico State University.

Currently she is VP of Healthcare Innovation where she develops programs and processes that positively impact patient outcomes and drives Value Based Care.

“We are Only as Good As Our Last Patient Outcome.”

Suzanne also leads the Ernest Leadership Academy which provides an intensive one-year onboarding program for new Ernest Executives. Suzanne is an active member of her community and State having served on many boards and commissions, including a 6-year Governor appointed term as a University of New Mexico Regent and a founding Director of the New Mexico Bioscience Authority.

In her spare time Suzanne can be found tending to her Bees and hiking and exploring the beautiful trails and backroads of New Mexico.

Top 10%

Recognized in the Nation’s Top 10%

Ernest Health’s rehabilitation hospitals have been ranked by the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation (UDSMR), a non-for-profit corporation that was developed with support from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation research, a component of the U.S. Department of Education. It ranks rehabilitation facilities based upon care that is patient-centered, effective, efficient, and timely.

Through UDSMR, our hospitals collaborate with our peers throughout the United States to share information and establish best practices for patients. This helps us elevate rehabilitative care for everyone across the United States.

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