They may be strong, active leaders at The Hospitals of Providence (THOP) in El Paso, Texas, but Sally Hurt-Deitch and Nicholas “Nico” Tejeda are also a strong presence in their community and within the healthcare profession.
Sally, CEO of THOP and Group CEO of Tenet’s El Paso and the Rio Grande Valley hospitals, was appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ El Paso Branch Board of Directors. As a board member, she will provide input on regional economic conditions as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy functions. The El Paso Branch board is made up of seven members, four appointed by the Dallas Fed, and three by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.
“To best serve the community, we have to go beyond our hospital walls,” said Sally. “We need to understand the problems our neighbors face in order to be part of the solution. Toward that aim, we believe it is imperative to be involved in the organizations that have the power to create a positive impact on El Paso and the people who live here.”
In addition, Sally serves on numerous boards and committees, including the board of directors for the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, the BorderPlex Alliance and the El Paso Community Foundation. She is also president of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives, chair-elect of the Texas Hospital Association, board member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board, and a regent-at-large for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
Nico, CEO of THOP Transmountain and Sierra campuses, was recently selected to lead the AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity Board of Directors. The board is made up of diverse healthcare leaders who oversee institute work that supports the field’s efforts to accelerate healthcare diversity, inclusion and equity.
“It is critical that as healthcare leaders, we lend our voice and expertise to help address the issues of concern to the people of El Paso, specifically equitable delivery of healthcare,” said Nico. “El Paso is defined by its rich and diverse cultural heritage. We must ensure that all members of this community – and all communities across the country – receive the same high caliber of healthcare, regardless of their background.”
Nico is also a past president of the National Association for Latino Healthcare Executives, past chair of the ACHE National Early Careerist Committee, and a board member of the AHA Regional Policy Board. He has also served on the ACHE Faculty in a multitude of settings, including at the annual ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership; and serves as an adjunct assistant professor with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Gayle Greve School of Nursing.