Lovelace Westside Hospital

Brenda Holley

Chief Nursing Officer

Bio

Brenda comes to Lovelace from Presbyterian Health System, where she has spent the past 21 years of her career. With a clinical background in pulmonary and critical care nursing, Brenda brings years of experience both as a clinician, and as a health care leader. Her leadership background at Presbyterian included positions in Presbyterian Medical Group (Pulmonary, Intensivist, and Adult Internal Medicine/Hospitalist groups), oversight of the Presbyterian Care Connection (statewide patient placement and transfer center), and most recently as Director of the Adult Medicine Service Line, where she was responsible for 7 adult inpatient medical and intensive care departments at Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to her current role, Brenda was the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Lovelace Westside Hospital. 

Brenda completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at University of New Mexico, her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from New Mexico State University, and completed her Doctorate in Nursing at University of New Mexico. Brenda also maintains certification as a Board Certified Nurse Executive. She lives in Albuquerque, is married, and has two children.

Community Engagement

  • Board Member, New Mexico Organization of Nurse Leaders
  • Member, American Nurses Association
  • Member, New Mexico Nurses Association
  • Member, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Amy Blasing

Chief Executive Officer

Bio

Amy brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience to Lovelace Westside Hospital, where she has spent the past two years serving as chief executive officer. Under her leadership, Lovelace Westside Hospital has received an “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety from 2017-2019, the same years her hospital has earned four stars from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Family Birthing Center at Lovelace Westside Hospital recently earned the recognition as Baby-Friendly® by the international organization, Baby-Friendly, Inc. Amy’s guidance also helped her hospital receive the HealthInsight Quality Award in 2018

Prior to coming to Lovelace, Amy held leadership positions with Summerlin Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. as associate chief nursing officer/administrative director of clinical operations, the director of emergency services for Rockford Health System in Rockford, IL., and most recently as hospital administrator of Presbyterian Hospital.

Amy completed her both her bachelor of science in nursing and her master of science in nursing/healthcare administration from Excelsior College in Albany, New York.

She lives in Albuquerque with her husband and has three children.

Community Engagement

  • Board Member, Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, New Mexico Healthcare Executives
  • Board Member, New Mexico Healthcare Executives
  • Member, United Way of New Mexico Tocqueville Society
  • Member, United Way of New Mexico Women in Philanthropy

Andrea Solin

Chief Financial Officer

Bio

Andrea has been with Lovelace since 1997 and brings more than 20 years of financial experience, having spent the past four years serving as chief financial officer (CFO) of Lovelace Westside Hospital. Andrea is responsible for the financial operations for the 80-bed, acute care hospital, as well as managing its Dietary, Therapy, Plant Operations, Security, and EVS departments. Under Andrea’s leadership, Lovelace Westside Hospital decreased its denials by 47% and recovered significant funds lost for the pediatric dentistry program, due to coding errors found. Her hospital has also been twice named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare during her tenure and has been awarded 4 Stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2017-2019).

Before serving as CFO of Lovelace Westside Hospital, Andrea was the CFO for Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital). She has also held the positions of Controller and Division Finance Director.

Prior to coming to Lovelace, Andrea worked for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, where she honed her financial budgeting and project management skills.

Andrea completed her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at the University of New Mexico. Her and her two children live in Rio Rancho.

Community Engagement

  • Elected to Local Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Board 2013-2015
  • Pack 1974 Cub Scout Treasurer 2015-2017
  • Recipient of Rio Grande District Leadership Volcano Award 2017
  • Nominated to Albuquerque Business First – Top CFO Award
  • Troop 174 Committee Member 2019