Carlsbad Medical Center names new CEO
Healthcare professional Nick Arledge assumed the role of CEO at Carlsbad Medical Center on April 26.
With 22 years of experience in healthcare, Arledge most recently was Interim CEO of TMC Bonham Hospital in Bonham, Texas. Prior to that leadership role, he served as the Director of Physician and Ambulatory Services for the same regional health system.
Arledge also previously served as the Executive Director of Clinical Operations for the Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin, Chief Operating Officer at Seminole Memorial Hospital, and Administrative Director at The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, a large multi-specialty physician practice with 135 providers in 25 locations, as well as ambulatory surgery and outpatient diagnostic centers.
In addition to his management experience, Arledge also has experience on the clinical side of healthcare, trained by the U.S. Army as an EMT and Radiologic Technologist.
“I consider it a privilege and an honor to have the opportunity to serve the patients, community, and the employees of Carlsbad and the surrounding area,” said Arledge. “I hope to help our amazing team provide excellent care in coordination with our staff, leadership, volunteers, community partners, and providers.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Nick Arledge as Carlsbad Medical Center’s new CEO,” says CMC Chief of Staff Amanda Ryan, D.O., who participated in the interview and selection process. “Bringing unique experience in previous clinical roles as well as healthcare management, I am confident that under Nick’s leadership, CMC’s employees and medical staff will continue to accomplish many great things together for the benefit of our patients and community.”
Melissa Washburn appointed to Governor’s Commission on Disability
Eddy County, NM- Eddy County Chief Deputy Assessor Melissa Washburn responds to her recent appointment to the Governor’s Commission on Disability, representing Southern New Mexico.
“Being appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Disability, to represent the Southern part of New Mexico, is an honor. The GCD is a state agency that manages programs related to accessibility and advocacy for persons with disabilities. Having a disability of my own and being accompanied daily with my service animal Rocky, I am grateful that the GCD exists.
While attending NM EDGE classes, I had the opportunity to meet a current board member on the GCD. After many classes together and getting to know this individual, he recommended me for the appointment.
I feel that this appointment is not only an honor to serve but an opportunity to educate others about Service Dogs, access laws and the laws that apply to Service Dog Teams. Not every handler of a Service Dog has a need that is obvious. That is where educating the public is imperative.
Service Animals are only one component of the GCD, they also advocate for NM Brain Injury, Residential Accessibility Modification Program (RAMP) for home modifications, Assistive Listening Devices for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, and the NMTAP which offers free services to New Mexicans with Disabilities to help them get the assistive or adaptive technology for anyone with a disability, anywhere in the state of NM, of any age.
The Mission is: Equal Access, Removing Barriers, and Improving Quality of Life.
I am eager to be a part of this mission and to use not only the knowledge I have living with a disability but to advocate for all New Mexicans living with a disability.”
Eddy County congratulates Melissa on her appointment and looks forward to her representation and advocacy for those with disabilities in Southern New Mexico.
Jessica Onsurez can be reached at [email protected], @JussGREAT on Twitter at by phone at 575-628-5531.