Brian Miller is Lovelace’s new COO. (Courtesy photo)



ALBUQUERQUE – Lovelace Health System has named Brian Miller as the chief operating officer of Lovelace Medical Center and administrator of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico, effective June 6, 2022.

Miller brings more than 15 years of health care experience, most recently as vice president of operations at Baptist Health in Fort Smith, Ark. In his time with Baptist Health, Miller was responsible for the day-to-day operations, budget and patient care for two acute care facilities, with 592 licensed hospital beds, and more than 40 primary care and specialty clinics. Under his leadership, Baptist Health developed new service line strategies for oncology, women and children’s health, behavioral health and general medicine, resulting in 20% overall volume growth for the western region of Arkansas.

Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and a master’s degree in operations engineering from the University of Arkansas. He is a member of the Work Matters Institute and American College of Healthcare Executives.

Lovelace has a hospital in the Rio Rancho area that serves local residents.