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Administration


On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration, providers and staff at Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS), welcome!

As a valued patient, we appreciate you choosing RMCHCS for your medical care. As a fully accredited institution, we are committed to providing high quality, compassionate care and making your hospital stay as comfortable as possible.

This patient information website provides you with information about RMCHCS and information on what you can expect during your stay. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to bring them to the attention of any staff member.

We will do our utmost to provide you with the best care possible in a safe and caring environment. It is our privilege to serve you and your family during your stay at RMCHCS.

Thank you again for choosing RMCHCS for your medical care.



Bill Patten
Interim CEO
bpatten@rmchcs.org
505-863-7208
Bill Patten is an experienced healthcare administrator with more than 30 years of experience in both small rural facilities and large healthcare networks. Most recently, he served as CEO for Taos Health System for seven years, where he improved local relationships, developed facility strategic and master plans, and implemented a “Commitment to Excellence” leadership development and education initiative. He also oversaw the organization’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patten earned his Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Walla Walla College in College Place, Washington, and his Master of Arts in Business with a healthcare management emphasis from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.

Bill and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 47 years. Cindy was an elementary school teacher for 30 years and has a Master’s in Human Resource Management. They have two adult boys and three grandchildren. In his off time, he and Cindy enjoy golfing, camping, and attending NASCAR races. After retiring in 2022 and they relocated to Cheney, Washington to be closer to their kids and grandchildren.

We appreciate Bill coming out of retirement to assist as the interim CEO for RMCHCS!



Rhonda McCabe
Interim CFO
rmccabe@rmchcs.org
505-863-7208
Rhonda McCabe is a financial executive with over 30 years of progressive operational and leadership experience in the healthcare environment. She has served as both the CEO and CFO in numerous organizations. She has a Masters degree in Health Care administration and a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. A highly motivated, outcomes-oriented leader with proven ability to be a catalyst for change, analyzing and implementing solutions to achieve desired outcomes. With more than 20 years at distressed facilities, she has developed a skillset for negotiating with vendors and creating innovative ideas to maximize resources. Since 2016, she has negotiated the sale of two hospitals.

She has two grown sons and three grandchildren.


Rebecca Martell
Chief Human Resources Officer
rmartell@rmchcs.org
505-863-7003
Rebecca Martell is Chief Human Resource Officer for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services (RMCHCS). She joined RMCHCS in June of 2020. Rebecca possesses extensive knowledge of Human Resource functions in a healthcare setting, starting her HR career in 2004 working for both large acuity hospitals and rural communities including critical access.

Rebecca is originally from Manitowoc, Wisconsin where she was born and raised. She was very excited to return to New Mexico, with her husband and youngest child, after serving in the United States Air Force, stationed in Alamogordo, NM back in the late 1990’s, making Gallup their home.

Rebecca is a graduate of Silver Lake College, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management and Human Resources. She later obtained her Master’s degree in Business and Organizational Development from Silver Lake College. Rebecca values continued learning, and hold two additional certifications in Human Resources, her SHRM-CP and SHRBP in addition to being a Master TeamSTEPPS trainer.

Rebecca is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Hospital Association (AHA). In addition, she serves as the chair for the New Mexico Rural HR Executive group and is in her second term serving on the New Mexico Worker’s Compensation board.

Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband Chad and four children to include her grandbabies.



Curry Graham
CNO
cgraham@rmchcs.org
505-863-7030
Curry Graham currently serves as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). He started his career with RMCHCS in Fall of 2020 as the Director of ICU. Curry comes with more than 30 years of staff RN experience with the majority being in nursing leadership roles.

Curry has experience in Critical Care, Emergency, and Flight Nursing as well as adjunct faculty for Chamberlain University. Curry also served as a Combat Flight Medic and later as a Nurse while on active duty in the U.S. Army early in his career.

Curry enjoys spending time at his family homestead of 15 years in central NM enjoying the great outdoors in his spare time.


Shannette Begay, MSN, RN, CDN
Assistant Chief Nursing Officer
sbegay3@rmchcs.org
505-863-7115
Shannette Begay is the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer for Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services. As a former administrator, clinical nurse manager, and director of nursing, she possesses over 18 years combined experience in nursing and leadership. Accountability, responsibility, and adaptability are top qualities that will be her priorities as this impacts organizational, personal, and professional success.

Shannette was born and raised here in Gallup, NM where she started her career at RMCHCS after graduating high school. She went on to earn her Associates of Nursing degree at the University of New Mexico – Gallup. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona. She worked for US Renal Care and holds a specialty certification as a Certified Dialysis Nurse prior to advancing her career at RMCHCS. She stays busy as an adjunct faculty for the College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico – Gallup on her free time.

Shannette is humbled and honored to serve her community and committed to providing quality care in a safe and compassionate environment for patients and their families.


Stephen "Jeff" Linck
VP of Quality, Risk, & Compliance
jlinck@rmchcs.org
505-863-7115
Jeff is originally from Phoenix Arizona and has been married to Kathrine Urban for 25 years. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in 1990 and his Masters in Nursing from University of Arizona in 2001.

Jeff received a direct commission into the United States Army Nurse Corps in 1990 and retired with the rank of Colonel in 2020. Jeff deployed to Iraq in 2003 with the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (the last MASH in the U.S. Army) and completed two yearlong tours in Afghanistan. He and his wife served multiple assignments in the U.S. and overseas including Germany, Italy, and South Korea. The assignment he is most proud of was with the United States Central Command Surgeons office from 2016-2018 where he coordinated trauma/health care and evacuation for 64,000+ U.S. and coalition personnel involved in combat operations.

After retiring from the Army Jeff worked in the quality and safety department at Moffitt Cancer and Research Center, one of only 11 recognized Alliance of Dedicated Cancer Centers (ADCC). After leaving Moffitt Jeff worked with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA) as a state and federal surveyor.

Jeff is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and member of the Order of Military Medical Merritt (O2M3).