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Hospital names new chief operating officer


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Memorial Medical Center (MMC) has promoted Mary Armijo to chief operating officer (COO), effective August 9, the hospital said in a news release.

During her nearly two-year tenure at MMC as associate administrator, Armijo “has demonstrated exceptional capability in guiding success in each of her areas of responsibility, most notably in cardiovascular services, laboratory services, growth and outreach and business development,” the news release said.

Reporting directly to MMC CEO John Harris, Armijo will guide the hospital’s clinical program development and continue to enhance the delivery of high-quality health-care services. 

“We are so excited to congratulate Mary on this well-deserved promotion,” Harris said. “I have every confidence that Mary will continue to perform at a superlative level, achieve great things at our hospital and further Memorial’s tradition of delivering safe and quality care to our community.”

During her seven-year tenure at MMC’s parent company, LifePoint Health, Armijo had oversight over building clinically integrated networks and managing large programs and projects for the Hospital Support Center.

Armijo began her tenure in hospital operations in 2015 as an associate administrator for UP Health System Marquette hospital in Michigan. Before LifePoint, Armijo worked for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for eight years in multiple roles both at the division and corporate levels, leading and supporting clinical systems and programs for the company, the news release said.  She started her health-care career at Tallahassee (Florida) Memorial Medical Center, a 777-bed hospital, and led multiple large facility construction and program growth projects.

Armijo holds an MBA from Western Governors University and a master of computer information systems from the University of Phoenix and is a certified project manager and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.