Nicholas Tejeda, Market CEO for The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, Texas, recently returned to his alma mater to be honored and presented with the University of Kansas Medical Alumni Association 2018 Early Career Achievement in Medicine Award.
Nico is an alumnus of the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) in Kansas City, Kansas, where he earned his Master’s in Health Services Administration in 2007.
“The KU Medical Alumni Association is proud to recognize Nico for his outstanding
leadership and dedication to equitable access to high quality patient care” said Jordann Snow, Director of Alumni & Community Relations for KUMC. “In addition to his contributions to his profession, it is worth noting that he is the first Hispanic – and the first non-physician – to receive this particular award. It is our honor to celebrate Nico’s successes and the difference he is making in healthcare.”
Tejeda’s interest in healthcare came from his father, a pharmacist in the family’s pharmacy in Wichita.
Photo Caption 1: Robert Simari, M.D., Executive Vice Chancellor, KU Medical Center and Executive Dean, KU School of Medicine
Photo Caption 2: Nico and Eric Evans, Tenet President of Hospital Operations