Somnia Inc.

Medical Director

Job Locations US-NM-Las Cruces


Are You Ready to Lead the Future of Anesthesia Care at Southern New Mexico’s Award-Winning Hospital?


Then consider joining the leadership team at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM as the Anesthesia Medical Director.   


This is an opportunity for a Physician Leader to have a significant impact by supporting and facilitating a team that will deliver superior clinical care at the hospital. As champions of evidence-based anesthesia and population health, Somnia Anesthesia is helping hospitals and surgery centers make the shift to the value-based care environment.


Part of LifePoint Health, Memorial Medical Center (MMC) is in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico, nestled between the stunning Organ Mountains and the rambling Rio Grande River. Living and working in this beautifully scenic city and college town offers residents so much to enjoy, from vintage wineries, historic sites, and farmers markets to amazing hiking and biking trails, and fishing and picnic sites along the Rio Grande. It is also the home to Spaceport America, where Virgin Galactic is turning space dreams into reality.


As one of 12 hospitals in New Mexico that have joined the New Mexico Medical Review Association (NMMRA), MMC is focused on enhancing methodology and ensuring the best treatment for each and every patient each and every time. To every member of the staff, nothing is more important than patient safety and delivering the highest quality care. As a partner hospital of the National Patient Safety Foundation, MMC participates in the organization’s “Stand Up for Patient Safety” campaign. Among its boasting points, MMC can site being awarded the 2021 LifePoint Health High Five Guiding Principles Award as the top hospital out of the health system’s 87 hospitals, an award based on quality and excellence in healthcare delivery and the highest honor a LifePoint hospital can receive. MMC also has been selected the official Healthcare Partner of New Mexico State’s Aggie Athletics.


This is an ideal time to lead a department supporting and facilitating a team that will deliver superior clinical care at the hospital. The Anesthesia Medical Director supports daily staffing assignments, management of the schedule for all anesthetizing locations.  This key role is responsible for the development and implementation of the Anesthesia Department policies and procedures, serves on committees as a representative of the anesthesia department.


Opportunity Details

  • Memorial Medical Center | Las Cruces, NM |
  • 14 coverage sites | 199 beds
  • 7,800 cases per year
  • Healthy pediatrics, OB, robotics & other bread and butter cases
  • Full-service expansion – structural heart program
  • MD/CRNA call team | CRNA independent practice group.
  • 11-hour shifts
  • Collaborative practice with inviting work style


Requirements of the Medical Director

  • Active NM license | DEA | CSR
  • Board certified | Board eligible if in process


Benefits of the Medical Director

  • Compensation: $630,000 base 
  • $100,000 chief stipend
  • 8 weeks PTO
  • Medical professional liability insurance
  • Health | Dental | Vision | Life | Disability | Medical malpractice (W2 only)
  • 401(k) | Flexible spending accounts (W2 only)
  • Paid time off | CME
  • W2/PC (1099) options

Success looks like

  • Stellar Communication Skills: Maintains consistent and open communication with the management team, ensuring alignment in departmental goals and seamless collaboration on medical strategies.
  • Operational Efficiency: Demonstrates proficiency in managing day-to-day tasks, including the accurate and timely scheduling of anesthesiologists, ensuring optimal patient care and smooth departmental operations.
  • Leadership Excellence: Exemplifies leadership by upholding the highest standards of professionalism and responsibility, fostering a positive work environment, and guiding the anesthesiology team to achieve excellence in patient care.


About Somnia Anesthesia
Since 1996, Somnia ( has had a singular focus on anesthesia–investing in clinician professional development so patients can get the best care possible.


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