Del Sol Medical Center has named Annie Garcia as its new chief nursing officer (CNO). Garcia will provide executive leadership to the nursing team at Del Sol Medical Center, assuming her role on June 5, 2017.

Garcia comes to Del Sol Medical Center from Methodist Texsan Hospital in San Antonio, where she served as CNO for the past three years. In this role, Garcia oversaw the nursing operations of the hospital and was instrumental in the hospital’s efforts to improve nursing engagement, patient experience and quality outcomes, resulting in a number of recognitions.

In many ways, Garcia is coming home. She began her career in El Paso at Del Sol Medical Center. Prior to her role in San Antonio, she served for more than 10 years in a number of nursing roles with increasing levels of responsibility at Del Sol Medical Center, including administrative director of critical care services, director of telemetry, nursing supervisor and critical care nurse. She has in-depth knowledge of the hospital and is well known to the nursing team at Del Sol Medical Center.

Garcia earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from New Mexico State University. She went on to earn a Master of Nursing Systems Management from The University of Texas at El Paso.