"Every single day I'm amazed
at the level of compassion and personal care our providers and their
support staff give. It is a genuine pleasure to be on this
award winning team."
dusti scovel, ceo
Dusti Scovel was
named Chief Executive Officer by the De Baca Family Practice Clinic
Board of Directors in April, 2008. Ms. Scovel has an extensive
background in business management, writing and administration
of federal, state and private grants and more than twenty years in public relations and marketing. Dusti is a published writer,
having written for a number of national publications before
taking this position and has been active on many community and
native Texan, Ms. Scovel and her husband, artist Mike Scovel, moved
from the Austin area to Fort Sumner in 2008. Between visiting
the New Mexico wineries and tending to their own tiny vineyard, the Scovels find plenty of time to spend with their
jack Vick, md
Dr. Vick grew up in Fort Sumner and
worked in the hospital before it closed in 2001. In October of
2008 when the Medical Director's position opened up, the
administration and staff wasted little time in recruiting Dr. Vick
back to his hometown from Albuquerque. It was our lucky day when he
agreed to return. His calm, personable approach to healthcare
fits our patients just fine. Dr. Vick is a Certified Family
Practitioner who also performs a broad range of dermatology
Dr. Vick is an avid motocross racer.
He and wife, Joanie, enjoy visiting wineries and vineyards in the
US, France and Italy.
Kay Caraway has been with De Baca
Family Practice Clinic since 2006 and has quietly and graciously
evolved into one of the area's favorite providers. Kay's
gentle spirit and compassion for her patients is unmatched. She specializes in Women's
Health, and Diabetic and Hypertension management.
Before moving to the lush Fort Sumner
valley, Kay practiced for many
years in Muleshoe, Texas, and still has patients who travel to Fort
Sumner to see her. She and her rancher husband, Alan, enjoy
the animals on their Valley ranch and are very
active in our community.
Dr. Rhoads took over
the reins of Dental Director in March 2009 after twenty five years
in private practice. Dr. Rhoads performs a broad
range of dental services including root canals, extractions and oral
surgery. He has quickly earned a reputation in our area as a
top shelf dentist and sees patients from many of the surrounding
counties as well as those from De Baca County.
Dr. Rhoads and
his wife, Cindy, moved from the mountains of Afton, Wyoming, to the
high desert of Eastern New Mexico where they find much more time to
ride their motorcycles.
susan vick, cfo
Susan Vick spent six years in the
Clinic's billing department; the last three as Billing Manager
before taking the position of CFO in 2009. A native of Fort
Sumner and graduate of New
Mexico State University, Susan spent several years in merchandise
management for K-Mart and American Greetings before moving back home to
the Fort Sumner area.
Susan and her husband, Jacob, live
near Melrose. Susan is a very active competitor in the Women's Rodeo
and has competed at the national level. She and Jacob have a
six year old son, Jett, who attends school in Fort Sumner.