Las Palmas Medical Center has named Jerry Gonzalez chief nursing officer. Gonzalez, who has 16 years of nursing experience, had been serving in that role on an interim basis since April. Before that, he served for four years as associate CNO and chief staffing officer. In 2016, he was honored as Las Palmas Medical Center’s Nurse of the Year. Gonzalez, who earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso, has served as a board member of the Child Crisis Center and currently serves as a board member of the El Paso Independent School District Education Foundation.