UMH Announces New CNO

Aug 20, 2015 /


“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Apolinar. He was selected by our team for his background and experience in healthcare,” stated chief executive officer and hospital administrator Tom Nordwick, FACHE.

Apolinar has nearly thirty years of experience in the healthcare field. His background most recently includes serving as the chief clinical officer for Victory Medical Center, a privately owned surgical hospital, at both their Landmark and Southcross locations in San Antonio. Other experience includes 12 years as a district sales manager for a major pharmaceutical sales company and director and manager level experience with Baptist Health System in San Antonio.

“I feel Mr. Apolinar’s breadth of experience in healthcare will make him a good addition to lead our clinical team ,” stated Nordwick.

His education includes a Master’s in Health Administration from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of The Incarnate Word in San Antonio.

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to work at this facility and hope to bring some new ideas and new thought processes with me to better serve our patients and the community,” Apolinar stated.

“My wife and I are very eager to become part of the community and explore the grandeur that Uvalde and the surrounding areas have to offer,” Apolinar added.

Apolinar will replace Jeanne Leake who served as chief nursing officer from 2012 to June 2015.

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