I’m happy to announce that Tracey Sotelo has agreed to serve as the Executive Director of our Arizona Biomedical Research Commission.  She comes to us from ADOA where she was a Manager in the Benefit Services Division. She has also served as a legal contracts specialist for Banner Research Institute where she reviewed, drafted, revised and negotiated research contracts for clinical trials and device studies.  Please welcome Tracey. 

Also, Lynda Hoffman, MNS, RN, NE-BC joined us a couple of months ago as the Chief Nursing Officer at the Hospital.  She received her psych training at the Ohio State Psychiatric Hospital in Columbus Ohio and has 24 years of nursing experience in various medical facilities as a Chief Nursing Officer or leadership positions. In the few short months she has been here Lynda has: 1) Realigned Nurse Executive Team to address current department needs; 2) Provided Team-building to Nursing Leadership and unit staff; 3) Revitalized the Nursing Executive Team; 4) Implemented Desert Sage team efforts to improve patient care and unit stability; and 5) Coordinated difficult case consultations.  Thanks!