It’s official: Isaac Apodaca, the state hospital’s deputy administrator, is on leave.
On Thursday, the Optic received pay records indicating that Apodaca, who has been in charge of public relations and staff development, has been on paid administrative leave since Jan. 29.
This information was revealed after the newspaper sent a written public records request to the state Health Department, which oversees the hospital, known formally as the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.
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