Kevin Rogols is the President and Chief Executive Officer of UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Rio Rancho’s City Center. With more than 27 years of community hospital administrative experience, Rogols brings to SRMC a proven track record of working with community physicians.
Rogols has special expertise in constructing and opening new community hospitals. A native of Columbus, Ohio, he has a Master of Health Services Administration from The Ohio State University, a Master of Arts with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from Case Western Reserve University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Medical Group Management Association. Prior to joining the SRMC, Rogols served as the chief executive officer of Colorado Plains Medical Center (CPMC), Fort Morgan, Colo.
"To say I have achieved my dream job is an understatement," said Rogols. "I am lucky enough to wake up early every morning and I can’t wait to get to work. SRMC represents a unique opportunity to combine a premier university medical center’s clinical and education expertise with the development of a service focused community hospital, located on a newly established higher education campus, UNM West," continued Rogols.
Prior to his position at CPMC, Rogols president and CEO of Johnston Health, a 199-bed two-campus health care system in Smithfield, N.C. While there, he oversaw the construction of a number of new facilities, including a $62 million replacement inpatient tower at the Smithfield campus and a $42 million freestanding center in Clayton.
Before that Rogols was CEO of Knox Community Hospital, a 115-bed hospital in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where he led a turnaround of the organization. He also served as president and CEO of Finley Tri-States Health Group in Dubuque, Iowa, when the hospital was twice named among the nation’s "Top 100 Hospitals" by HCIA/Mercer Consulting.
With roots that go back several generations in New Mexico, SRMC Vice President for Patient Care Services, Erica Sánchez Hamilton, RN, MSN, MBA, is no stranger to either Albuquerque or the west side.
Although her New Mexican parents moved to Washington, D.C., shortly before she was born when her father joined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Erica returned to the state often throughout her childhood and actually graduated from Tularosa High School while living with cousins.
Hamilton first studied electrical engineering in college and then moved to Florida, at one point beginning a business in environmental sampling and underground storage tank remediation. As life often does, her path changed and she returned to school to receive a B.S. in nursing from the University of Maryland followed by an M.S.N. from the University of Tampa, and an M.B.A. from the John H. Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa.
After one year of critical care nursing in Maryland, she accepted a job at a Florida hospital in emergency nursing. Within six months, she was promoted to charge nurse in an ER where 90 percent of the staff members were about 30 years her senior in age and ER experience.
In 2003, Hamilton decided it was time to return to New Mexico. She joined Lovelace Healthcare Systems to help build and run their Westside ER then moved through progressive positions with Lovelace before arriving at UNMH in 2006 as the executive director of Emergency Services. In 2009, she added the interim SRMC position to her list of duties and became the full time vice president of Patient Care Services for SRMC in September 2010.
Ogburn is a professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology who joined UNM in 1997 as the medical director of women's services at Kirtland Air Force Base. Since, Ogburn has served in numerous leadership roles including Residency Program Director, General Ob/Gyn Division Chief and Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education. In addition, Ogburn has been involved in the creation and development of the Center for Reproductive Health, which has quickly become nationally recognized for excellence in clinical care, education and research. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Ogburn to his new position!
Troy Clark of Albuquerque, NM has been the Vice President of Financial Services at the SRMC since January 2011. Clark has extensive hospital financial experience, most notably highlighted by his involvement in the start-up of two physician-owned surgical hospitals, and a specialty women’s hospital.
Clark also has experience in Operations, Finance, Development and Accounting, and joined SRMC with over thirteen years’ experience in the healthcare industry. The challenges and opportunities of developing a new organization drew Clark to join the SRMC team. “Looking back on the experiences throughout my career, the most enjoyable and memorable are of the camaraderie and friendships that were built with the staff at each of the facilities that were started from the ground up. There is more of a family atmosphere amongst those employee groups, as they have a common bond of sharing what it takes to open a new facility,” said Clark.
Additionally, Clark perceives working with SRMC as an opportunity to enhance the healthcare offered to Sandoval County residents by developing a customer service focused facility, and efficient center of excellence. In each of the communities where a new healthcare facility is built, lies not only the opportunity for a new location of healthcare services, but an enhancement to the community that increases the level of service to the citizens from all healthcare providers. Competition breeds advancement, and Clark looks forward to the opportunity to be involved with creating a culture at SRMC that raises the bar in customer service and efficiency for our patients and employees.
Correen Bales is SRMC's Director of Human Resources. She has 19 years of experience working in Human Resources for community hospitals.
Bales came to SRMC from the neighboring state of Arizona, where she grew up in the small community of Happy Jack. She spent a few of her childhood years in Questa and Glenwood, NM. Her love is horses and she is looking forward to the various offerings New Mexico has for the equestrian world.
Bales earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. After graduation, she started working as the Human Resource Director in a critical access hospital in Blythe, California. Once the Human Resources department in Blythe was developed, Bales moved to Show Low, AZ where she took the job as the Director of Human Resources for the community hospital. She spent 15 years in Show Low developing and growing the many areas of the Human Resource department within the hospital. Since 2009, Bales has served as the Chief Human Resource Officer accepting responsibility and oversight of: Human Resources, Employee Health/Safety, the Serenity Spa, Volunteer services, which included the gift and sweet shop of the hospital, as well as the Dietary Department, which notably became one of the best places to eat within the community.