Immediate Past Chair
Ron Aldrich, MBA, LFACHE, has fifty-four 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 twenty-four years ago 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).
Ron is a Life Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, Life Member of the American Hospital Association and former Chairperson of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. He is an Adjunct Professor, Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program, School of Public Administration, and also for the BSPH Program in the College of Population Health, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. Ron also serves as a Mentor in the NMHE/ACHE Mentorship Program to two early careerists in New Mexico. 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.