SPA Adjunct Faculty
Ron Aldrich, MBA, LFACHE, has fifty years leadership and governance experience in national and regional healthcare organizations including twenty years as CEO of three multi-hospital systems and five years as a hospital CEO. Ron helped lead the merger of three large Catholic healthcare systems totaling 126 organizations in 21 states and the design of the governance and management structure for the newly integrated system (Catholic Health Initiatives). Currently, Ron is Pathfinder, Limberpine Associates, Inc., where he performs health care consulting, is a chair member of the Board of Directors of New Mexico Health Executives (NMHE) for Working Group on Diversity & Inclusion, and is assigned as a mentor in the NMHE/ACHE Mentorship Program.
Ron earned his MBA in Health & Hospital Administration from the University of Florida and holds a BA in Economics from the University of South Florida. Ron is a Life Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE), Life Member of the American Hospital Association and former Chairperson of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. He was elected to the AHA Region Eight Regional Policy Board effective January 2013, for a two-year term, and appointed to the Western Regional Trustees Symposium Planning Committee representing New Mexico Trustees for a three-year term. Ron served for six years in Santa Fe, New Mexico at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center as a member of the Board of Directors and as chair of the Community Health & Wellness Committee.