Holy Cross Medical Center

Holy Cross Medical Center is the central hub for health care in north-central New Mexico. Our hospital and clinics are home to over 80 physicians, covering a variety of ever-expanding specialties that include internal medicine, wound care, dermatology, ob/gyn, orthopedics, general surgery, urology and a fully-staffed emergency department.

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Holy Cross Highlight

Monthly Video Update

In an effort to help our community understand the changes happening in health care and at the hospital, we will be posting regular updates from the administration at Holy Cross Medical Center to help share information with the public.

Board Review – May, 2019

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Financial Review – May, 2019

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Community Health Needs Assessment Report – 2019

The Taos County Health Assessment surveys local residents every three years to identify local strengths, household challenges and issues, as well as the perception of needs in the area. Results of this survey are used to document needs and develop plans that make Taos County a healthier place to live. You can find the results of this survey in the link below.

Taos Substance Misuse Prevention Summit – A Community Call to Action

Join us for a summit on June 20th, 9:30am – 4:00pm at Bataan Hall – UNM, 120 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571.

This summit will be focused on Opioids, Alcohol, Rx & other drugs:

– Education, Conversation & Collaboration towards Solutions for our community around the challenges of Substance Misuse

– Key note Speakers & Round table discussion

– Lunch & Dinner provided

– Education for Health Care Professionals & Community Members

– Hear & Learn from professionals in the field as well as those most directly effected by this crisis

– Information Tables & Community Partners Collaborations & Networking

This is a FREE Event but RSVP required. Space is limited.

Seeking Board of Trustee Applications

Holy Cross Board of Trustees is soliciting applications from qualified persons to fill three vacant seats on the hospital board.

  • One vacancy should be a financial professional representative. (Preferably with a background in accounting, finance, investments, or banking.)
  • The second vacancy should be a Northern Taos County representative.
  • The third vacancy should be a Southern Taos County representative.

If you are interested in applying, please call Lenora Cisneros at 575-751-5766 or stop by the Holy Cross Hospital Administration Department to pick up an application. You may also access the application below.

Please mail your application, CV, and Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement to:

Lenora Cisneros, Sr. Executive Assistant
1397 Weimer Rd.
Taos, NM 87571

Or send it via email to lcisneros@taoshospital.org.
Applications must be returned by the April 8, 2019 deadline.

Cost of Services – Master List

Starting in 2019, hospitals have been mandated to make a list of their standard charges available online in a machine-readable format. We believe in serving our patients and we fully support a patient-centered healthcare system. You will find a link to our list of services and the associated cost below.

Pathology Services – Request for Proposal

The purpose of this request for proposal is to review, select and implement a solution to replace the current Pathology model at Holy Cross Hospital. We are seeking an anatomical pathology and histology system that is patient-focused, provides a robust QC segment for anatomical pathology correlation and workload monitoring, and provides a fully focused application for the intensive interactive nature of the pathology workflow.

Medicaid Assistance at Taos First Steps

The Taos First Steps program is offering Medicaid assistance to any parents with a child aged prenatal to 3 years. We can help with completing applications, re-certifications, checking current status, and other general questions. Please call Drew Holsapple at 575-751-5801 to discuss your needs and make an appointment.

LifeWings Quality Report

Sue Romansky, Assistant Vice President of Quality for Holy Cross Hospital, provides an update on the LifeWings quality measures for the second quarter of 2018.

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Medical Record System Conversion

Holy Cross Hospital is committed to continuously improving the care and services we provide in order to give you healthcare with peace of mind.

We’re taking a big step forward and upgrading the tools our physicians, nurses and clinical staff use to take care of you. Holy Cross is taking our current electronic medical record system (EMR) to the next level by implementing new software systems in many of our clinic and hospital locations, software which has been specifically designed for small hospitals. The system is called CPSI – Evident and the Emergency Department will be using a system called Wellsoft. Most Holy Cross systems will go live on October 1st and the rest of the systems plan to be live by the end of the year.

During our move to these new computer systems, you may notice a few changes:

  • Your visit will likely take longer: We are doing everything possible to make sure our physicians, nurses, and staff have the time they need to get accustomed to using Evident. This means during our go-live period we are allowing more time for each patient appointment, so your visit may last a little bit longer than usual. We have scheduled Evident support personnel to be readily available to answer questions and provide direction during the first two weeks following our go-live event.
  • You may want to choose an appointment later in October or early in November: This will help give our physicians, nurses and clinical staff the extra time they need to become familiar with the new system.
  • You will have new Patient Portal options on our websites: Our websites will be updated as each location goes live with Evident. You can use the new web-based tools to communicate with your physicians via a Patient Portal.

One of the very public benefits of the new Evident system is the enhanced Patient Portal. This portal will provide easy access to your health records and more information about your care. I encourage you to visit www.taoshospital.org to find out more about these benefits.

Thank you in advance for your patience as Holy Cross takes this big step in improving the tools our physicians, nurses and clinical staff use to care for you!