Maureen Boshier, administrator of surgical services and senior nursing administrator for University Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., has been named president of the New Mexico Hospitals and Health Systems Association.
Ms. Boshier will assume her new duties in January 1995.
She said she will focus on advocacy issues and membership issues. The New Mexico Legislature, which convenes Jan. 17, 1995, may consider changes in Medicaid funding, she said.
In addition, Ms. Boshier will attempt to woo Lovelace into the association. Lovelace is an Albuquerque-based health system that includes the state's largest HMO, a 210-bed hospital and a group practice association.
Ms. Boshier succeeds Howard Shaver, who resigned in April (May 16, p. 10). The association had conducted a search for his replacement, then recruited Ms. Boshier.
Ms. Boshier had been executive vice president of the New Mexico group from 1984 to 1988.