Lovelace Health System appoints new president and CEO

Troy Greer returns to Lovelace as David Schultz assumes enterprise leadership role

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Nov. 17, 2023) – Lovelace Health System today announced the appointment of Troy Greer as president and chief executive officer. Greer will succeed David Schultz who has been appointed to an enterprise leadership role with Lovelace’s parent company.

Greer previously served as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital from 2007 to 2012 and also served as CEO of Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico from 2012 to 2020. He returns to Lovelace after serving as president and CEO of Boone Health in Columbia, Missouri, where he oversaw the system’s 392-bed Magnet-accredited medical center, medical group and its services across 25 counties. Greer’s first day as Lovelace president and CEO is December 11.

“Troy’s return to Lovelace and the Albuquerque community is an exciting development for our team,” said Vesta Sandoval, MD, chief medical officer of Lovelace Health System. “His deep knowledge of our health system and communities, along with his vast leadership experience, will help continue pushing Lovelace forward as a regional leader. We look forward to working alongside him and David as they assume these new roles.”

Schultz, who was appointed president and CEO of Lovelace Health System earlier this year, will serve as interim president of hospital operations for Ardent Health Services, Lovelace’s parent company, with oversight of 30 hospitals across six states, including Lovelace.

“Albuquerque is a special place and I’m thrilled to return to Lovelace to serve the community and support those on the frontlines,” said Greer. “It is an exciting time at Lovelace with the advancement of care and technology that is enabling providers and caregivers to better deliver high quality, personalized care across New Mexico and I look forward to building on this positive momentum.”

A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Greer is a graduate of the University of Alabama and earned an MBA and an MHA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  




Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System                                     
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About Lovelace Health System

Lovelace Health System (Lovelace) recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, marking a century of caring, change and progress while continuously improving the practice of medicine.

Lovelace is comprised of Lovelace Medical Group/New Mexico Heart Institute, Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Medical Center, Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Regional Hospital and Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital. Across its six hospitals, 33 health care clinics and seven outpatient therapy clinics, Lovelace has 619 inpatient beds and employs a team of more than 3,450, including over 280 health care providers. Lovelace continues to invest in our community, providing more than $81 million in unfunded care and supporting local nonprofit and community organizations with more than $357,000 in charitable contributions and community support in 2022. From the first and only hospital in New Mexico dedicated to women’s health to the state’s only hospital devoted exclusively to cardiovascular care, Lovelace is a leader in meeting the healthcare needs of this region. To learn more about our state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives, visit