In 2016 a mill levy was passed by the voters of Taos County to give 1 mill of additional taxes to Holy Cross Hospital. We are coming near the end of that mill and the hospital has approached the county about renewing and increasing the mill levy. Bill Patten, CEO of Holy Cross Medical Center […]
About two years ago, Holy Cross Hospital converted to Critical Access Status. There was a lot of concern at the time about the conversion and Bill Patten, CEO of Holy Cross Medical Center wanted to take a minute to talk about the effect that the conversion has had on the hospital’s bottom line.
A presentation was given to the Taos County commissioners regarding renewal and a possible increase in the mill levy that is about to expire. Holy Cross Medical Center made a promise to the Taos County commissioners the request would not be presented until the hospital had more of its internal processes optimized. Bill Patten, CEO […]
In an effort to keep the community educated on what is happening at Holy Cross Medical Center, we will be releasing regular videos focusing on topics that we receive a lot of questions and feedback about.
Holy Cross Medical Center (HCMC) has gotten the ok to pursue with due diligence in researching the conversion of Holy Cross Hospital into a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). HCMC and CEO Bill Patten want to make sure that all questions are answered and that the community is given the same education and opportunity to ask questions […]
Like most nonprofits, the HCMC Board of Directors has a nominating committee. The nominating committee is made up of nine members. The committee includes five community members appointed (1 each) by the Taos County Board of Commissioners, The Questa Village Council, The Taos Ski Valley Village Council, The Red River Town Council, and The Town […]
It’s a brand new era at Holy Cross Hospital and we are making a Commitment to Excellence. The past few years have been challenging for Holy Cross Hospital and we are dedicated to regaining the trust and support of our community. Under the leadership of our new CEO, Bill Patten, and many new administrators, we are […]
Taos Health Systems has been leasing the current hospital building from the County under a very clear 30-year lease. The Board’s attorney has reviewed the lease and assured us that we are in full compliance of all of the requirements. The lease requires Taos Health Systems to pay for equipment upgrades (e.g. air handlers), all […]
Taos Health Systems is not bound by the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, but in an effort to openly communicate with the community the following resolution has been accepted by Taos Health Systems Board of Directors.
The QHR Renewal Review Committee – composed of Board Members Linda Aubrecht; Geilan Ismail, MD; Karen Matherlee; Fred Peralta; and Tim Moore, MD – was charged with reviewing Holy Cross Medical Center’s (HCMC’s) relationship with Quorum Health Resources (QHR) and recommending whether or not HCMC’s current contract should be renewed after its April 30, 2016 […]