New Mexico hospitals continued to add high quality jobs in 2016, directly employing 37,500 individuals and contributing another 31,500 secondary jobs to our state: 69,000 hospital-related jobs represent about 8.5% of New Mexico’s total workforce.

Still, recruitment and retention of an appropriately prepared and culturally competent workforce continues to challenge all hospitals. In response, the goal of NMHA is to reduce healthcare professional shortages across New Mexico.


New!  The New Mexico Health Care Workforce Committee's 2020 Annual Report features important information about our state. 

Read about the SUNPATH program.

Do you have a plan for when leaders leave? Marion Spears Karr, VP of healthcare executive search experts and HSC business partners, Tyler & Company, discusses a framework for your next time of transition: before, during and after. Download the slides.

Our Roadmap for Creating a Healthcare Work-Based Learning Program (2018) offers tips and concrete "how-to" examples for creating experiences that bring youth to careers in healthcare. 

More RESources

  • Advanced Practice Professionals Matrix – This important resource compiles NM statutes and federal regulations for Advanced Practice Professionals. It includes regulation status, scope of practice, CE requirements, collaborative agreement – if required, prescriptive authority, etc. This document is offered as a summary and not legal advice.
    Please seek advice from your attorney if you plan to change bylaws or policies
  • Building a Community Health Worker Program:  The Key to Better Care, Better Outcomes & Lower Costs (pdf) – This guidebook from Community HealthWorks describes  the Community Health Worker (CHW) approach to addressing population health goals and meeting ACA mandated Community Health Needs Assessments.

Midlevel U

The Midlevel U program is designed to meet the needs of hospitals who may struggle to recruit and retain advanced practice professionals, and provide additional support and training to those professionals as they transition to practice as a provider. 

On August 2, the program's creator, Erin Tolbert, conducted a webinar for NMHA member hospitals. Joseph Leyva of Carlsbad Medical Center joined to share a New Mexico experience with the program.