President, New Mexico Division, Ardent Health Services
CEO, Lovelace Health System
Ron Stern oversees the operations of the Lovelace Health System of Albuquerque, N.M., which includes three acute care hospitals, one rehabilitation hospital, a 240,000-member health plan, 11 retail pharmacies and a nationally-recognized medical laboratory.
Prior to joining Lovelace in 2005, Ron served as CEO of Century City Hospital and Midway Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. In this role, he led two acute care hospitals in adjoining communities, serving distinctively different patient populations. Ron has also led Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, Fla., Wyoming Valley Health Care System in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and Nesbitt Hospital Foundation in Kingston, Pa.
Ron received his master’s degree in health care administration from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and his bachelor’s degree from Baruch College, the City University of New York (CUNY), in New York, N.Y.