Lovelace Regional Hospital

Buddy Daniels

Chief Executive Officer


As an experienced health care executive, Daniels most recently served as chief executive officer at San Angelo Community Medical Center, a part of Community Health Systems (CHS), in San Angelo, TX. He Daniels lead the operations of this 168-bed acute hospital with approximately 750 employees. Daniels has also served as chief executive officer and chief operating officer at several health care facilities, including Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and Helena Regional Medical Center in Helena, Ark.

Daniels earned a bachelor of science in health care administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nev. He then earned a master in health information systems from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, Calif. Daniels served on the 2018 boards of United Way San Angelo and the Laura Bush Institute for Women’s Health.

Jenny Humpal

Chief Nursing Officer


Jennifer brings almost twenty years of experience in nursing, most recently as chief nursing officer at Lake Pointe Medical Center in Rowlett, TX. In her time with Lake Pointe Medical Center, Jennifer was responsible for managing a 33 bed Medical/Surgical floor as well as a 35 bed pediatric department. She assisted in helping her hospital achieve a 5 Star patient satisfaction rating with CMS, by working closely with staff, encouraging patient engagement and implementing bedside reporting and rounds. She also lead the hospital team in implementing a Medicare Performance Initiative (MPI) and exceeding the budgeted savings.

Prior to joining Lovelace, Jennifer served at several health care facilities, including Ennis Regional Medical Center in Ennis, TX and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas in Dallas, TX.

Jennifer earned a bachelor of science from Western Governors University and a master of business administration with a concentration in health care administration from Dallas Baptist University in Dallas, TX. Jennifer is also a United States Air Force Flight Nurse and graduated in the top 10% of her class.