Henry “Hank” Hernandez Named CEO of Sierra Providence Network’s New Teaching Hospital and Market COO

Hank-Hernandez-Photo-BioSierra Providence Health Network (SPHN) has appointed Henry “Hank” Hernandez as chief executive officer of its new Transmountain Campus, which is scheduled to open in early 2017.   Additionally, Hernandez will serve as the Sierra Providence Health Network market chief operating officer. As CEO, Hernandez will lead the construction of the facility and oversee the direction, strategies and operations for the new teaching hospital, created in partnership with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Hernandez joins SPHN from Las Palmas Medical Center where he served as chief executive officer. “Hank is an accomplished leader with a strong track record of success in healthcare,” said Eric Evans, chief executive officer of Tenet Healthcare’s Texas Region. “His experience and insight will be invaluable as we continue to raise the level of care provided to the El Paso community and train the next generation of medical professionals.”

Prior to joining Las Palmas, Hernandez held various healthcare positions in the U.S. Army and received several military awards for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and Overseas Ribbon.

“Hank’s two decades of experience meeting the healthcare needs of our community will serve him well as we begin to establish a patient-focused culture at the Transmountain Campus,” said Sally Deitch, chief executive officer of SPHN. “He shares our system’s focus on quality, service and compassionate care. I am confident in his leadership as we expand the medical services offered to the rapidly growing communities of northwest El Paso.”

Hernandez received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree in health services management from Webster University in Webster Groves, Missouri, and a master’s degree in hospital administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Hernandez will join SPHN on June 22.

For more information on Sierra Providence Health Network’s new Transmountain Campus, visit www.growing-west.com.Hen