Steve Martinez, interim administrator of the state hospital, is retiring after 27 years.
Martinezs last day at the hospital known formally as the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute is Monday.
State Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil named Troy Jones, current deputy administrator, as Martinezs replacement.
During his career at the hospital, Martinez has worked in a number of positions, including administrative budget analyst and deputy hospital administrator. He has been interim administrator for the last three years.