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cobre valley regional medical center

Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center (CVRMC) is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Globe-Miami, Ariz. It has served the area for more than 100 years. The word “cobre” is Spanish for “copper” and the name “Cobre Valley” honors local copper miners for their commitment and fortitude to supply the world with this mineral. CVRMC serves communities within a 65-mile radius, with a primary and secondary service area population of about 45,000. CVRMC Clinics are located in the towns of Kearny, Superior, and Pleasant Valley-Young

CVRMC is a Level IV Trauma facility with 34 active medical staff members. Services include diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, retail and inpatient pharmacy, cardio-pulmonary therapy, PT, cath lab, orthopedics, pediatrics, family practice, clinical laboratory, surgical services, intensive care unit, OB/GYN women’s healthcare, labor and delivery, 24-hour ER, wound center, vein center, and many other services.

CVRMC is currently undergoing a major renovation that will add 68,000 square feet of new construction to include medical/surgical rooms, a family birth center, ICU, pharmacy, cath lab, wound center, café, kitchen, family lounges, new main lobby, and gift shop. The project also includes 14,000 square feet of remodeled space and 11,000 square feet for physician offices.

“Our Mission is YOUR Health.”

Neal Jensen, Chief Executive Officer

Neal Jensen has been Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center’s CEO since 2008. Previously, he served 10 years as Chief Financial Officer for CVRMC, making dramatic financial improvements which gave CVRMC the capacity to grow. Jensen has made customer service, quality, growth, and education his focus, dramatically improving CVRMC’s HCAHPS, quality and market share. Through his efforts, CVRMC has also extended support to various organizations and charities throughout the hospital’s service region.

Jensen is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Health Care Financial Management Association, and serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Arizona Hospital Association. He is Chairman of the Small Rural Hospital Committee for the State of Arizona, which directly influenced $8.9 million to rural hospitals in 2014. He is an active member and past President of the Globe Rotary, Vice Chairman of the Southern Gila County Economic Development Committee, and serves on the Community Working Group for the Resolution Copper Project.

Jensen previously served as CFO for Winslow Memorial Hospital in Winslow, Arizona and Administrative Supervisor of Maricopa Outpatient Services in Phoenix. He received his Masters in Health Services Administration/MBA from Arizona State University.