Diamond Healthcare - Corporate Office

Executive Director - Behavioral Healthcare

Job ID
# of Openings
Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
Position Category
Executive / Program Administration


Diamond Healthcare is seeking an experienced behavioral healthcare professional for the position of Executive Director of Behavioral Health.  This executive position is at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center located in Alamogordo NM to provide leadership for our program there.  


We need an experienced behavioral healthcare professional who is dedicated to exceptional patient care, cutting edge services, and executive-level professionalism. This is a great opportunity to serve the community while working collaboratively with Diamond Healthcare and GCRMC hospital leadership.  Reporting directly to hospital administration, this is a highly visible position with strategic responsibility.


Diamond Healthcare offers a complete salary and benefits package including competitive salary, benefits - health, life, dental, vision insurance, generous PTO, and 401k.


  • The ideal candidate will be a compliance-driven leader with a strong focus on safety, quality, and integrity.
  • Master's Degree preferred (Business, Psychology, Nursing, or Healthcare Related field).
  • 5+ years leading a successful and profitable inpatient behavioral health program.
  • Working knowledge of State, CMS, and DNV accreditation standards.
  • Understanding of/ability to operate under a contract management arrangement.


Areas of experience:

  • Budgeting and financial management
  • Referral development
  • Enforcing compliance measures
  • Establishing resources to achieve program goals and effectiveness
  • Personnel management
  • Program analysis and evaluation

Hospital/Program Description

Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center is a 99-bed general medical and surgical hospital in Alamogordo, NM.   The inpatient behavioral medicine unit, an acute psychiatric stabilization unit for adults, is currently expanding from 19 to 38 beds.  It incorporates five treatment tracks:  geriatric, general adult, PTSD, co-occurring disorders, and active duty military.  Outpatient services, located on the main hospital campus and in nearby Ruidoso, include a medication management clinic, intensive outpatient group therapy, and co-occurring disorders group therapy.    Additionally, electroconvulsive therapy is offered as both an in- and outpatient service.   The addition of a partial hospitalization program planned in 2018. 


Alamogordo is a tourist destination, located in south Central New Mexico in the high desert next to the Sacramento Mountains.   The area boasts great weather and wide open spaces that allow for a myriad of outdoor activities including hiking, paragliding, snow skiing, camping and golfing.   The stunning White Sands National Monument draws Filmmakers and photographers to the area.  Alamogordo is a growing community with a diversity of cultures (English, Hispanic and German).   The city is home to many events and festivals, including Oktoberfest, White Sands Balloon Invitational, concerts at the International Space Hall of Fame and the Cinco de Mayo celebration.   


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