Welcome to Leadership Excellence Solutions

"Improving health care for everyone, one hospital at a time, one placement at a time."


  • NMHE 2016 Scholarship Awardees

    We are pleased to announce the 2016 scholarship awardees. Each award winner will receive $500 to assist with the costs of going to ACHE Congress in Chicago this year. Please congratulate these recipients when you next see them!


    1) Kayla Hammond


    2) Meredith Root Bowman


    3) Mike Wallace


Placement Services

Hot New Jobs/Careers!

placement services


We are in healthcare, so we know how crucial your Leadership Team is to your organization.  We have extensive experience in Executive Level healthcare leadership, and we understand what great leadership looks like. We only provide candidates that we would hire to run our hospitals. We take the time to learn about your corporate culture, your organization’s vision and style of leadership, and then we align the right executive candidates that meet with your strategic goals. We have “C” suite and Director level candidates searching for the Right Fit, Right Now in your organization.




Sometimes you need someone NOW. Recruiting the right fit for a permanent position takes time. Healthcare doesn’t wait and neither should you. We have a network of Interim professionals, each with over 20 years of experience improving operations and clinical performance. These executives can be on site working for your organization in as little as a week! We will even go in ourselves if necessary to fill a vacancy until we can fill yours with a permanent person!


 Location: New Mexico

Position Is For: Regular Full Time Employment

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Location: New Mexico

Position Is For: Regular Full Time Employment

Click Here To View Opportunity



Location: Kentucky

Position Is For: Regular Full Time Employment.

Click Here To View Opportunity



Location: Kentucky

Position Is For: Regular Full Time Employment.

Click Here To View Opportunity



Congratulations to...

Strategic Consulting

  • MaryAnn Hastings, CMPA Director of Patient Financial Services, Iowa
  • Ron Chandler, Director of PeriOperative Services, NM
  • Marsha Lisk, Interim Director of Women’s Services, SC
  • Madelyn Smith, Interim Director of Surgical Services, TX
  • Edward Grant, Interim Director of Case Management, CA
  • Denita Neal, Director of Quality, CA
  • Congratulations to JR Clark, Interim Director of Emergency, NM

Survey readiness


Are you ready for an unannounced survey from TJC, CAP, DNV or other regulatory agencies?  We can help you prepare with a focused assessment and analysis of your organization. We partner with you for a successful survey. We have a team to send into your organization and will partner with you before, during and after your survey.




Thinking about a merger, joint venture or acquisition? Yes! …We do those too!We can send in an entire team to work with your leadership team to discuss and analyze your options and to help see you through to the final outcome. We have experienced CEO’s, CMO’s, CFO’s and CNO’s who are willing to come in to partner with your current teams to determine the best move to secure your financial strength in the future.




professional development/mentoring


Do you have a Succession Plan in place? Who’s on your bench and are they ready to move up? Do you have a leader who is struggling? You spend thousands of dollars training your leaders and yet, the culture in your organization seems to remain unchanged. Your patient satisfaction scores are not moving up fast enough, your employees are not engaged and your bottom line is not moving in the right direction. We believe, and our experience tells us, that if your leaders cannot apply and incorporate what they have learned into daily operations, the training did not meet the intended objectives. Our professional development courses are Studer based and designed to accommodate all levels of leaders in your organization. Topics vary based on your needs but may include:


  • LEAN Culture Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • TEAM building
  • Effective Communication
  • Accountability
  • Conflict resolution
  • Time Management
  • Establishing Trust


Meet Our Team

Debra Perez, BSN, MBA - President

Debra opened her own company in 2005 and has been working with organizations to increase their productivity, develop their leaders, recruit executive talent and improve their overall organizational culture.  Debra has over 30 years of successful work history in nursing, including twenty years in key leadership positions...(READ MORE)

Mary Jim Montgomery, MSN, MBA, FACHE- Associate

Mary Jim is  highly qualified and known expert in the healthcare leadership field. She has over 30 years of experience in hospitals from rural to urban from the east to west coast. She has served as Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the past 20 years in non-profit organizations.  (READ MORE)

Noteworthy News...

Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health appointed James H. Hinton president and CEO, effective Jan. 16, 2017.


Here are five takeaways:


1. Currently, Mr. Hinton serves as president and CEO of Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services.


2. He has served at the helm of Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1995. He has worked to grow the Presbyterian Health Plan and was instrumental in establishing the Presbyterian Medical Group.


3. In 2014, he served as chair of the American Hospital Association.


4. He will succeed Joel T. Allison, who is retiring.


5. Mr. Allison joined legacy Baylor Health Care System in 1993, and was named president and CEO in 2000. He became CEO of Baylor Scott & White Health after Baylor's 2013 merger with Scott & White Healthcare




Leadership Excellence Solutions | PO Box 488 | Vaughn, NM 88353 | P: 505-235-9331 | F:575-584-2366