- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The University of New Mexico has chosen a new CEO for its Level 1 trauma center and academic medical center.

The university announced Tuesday that Kate Becker will serve as the new CEO for the university health system.

The Albuquerque Journal reports Becker is a lawyer-turned-hospital administrator and currently serves as the president of SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital, an academic hospital and Level 1 trauma center serving eastern Missouri and southern Illinois.

Becker is replacing Steve McKernan, who retired last fall after 21 years in the role.

She will take over as CEO starting July 15.



She will earn $620,000 annually and can make up to 25 percent more in incentive pay.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com

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