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Federal Health Care Grant Awarded to Northern NM

A Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program grant was awarded to Holy Cross Medical Center by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The Rural OB Access & Maternal Services (ROAMS) network will develop innovative methods for providing rural OB services on a regional basis. The first year of the grant is a planning […]

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Bill Patten Recieves Executive Regent’s Award

Our CEO Bill Batten, received the American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award. This award was bestowed on Patten by Stephen Stoddard, Executive Director, New Mexico Rural Hospital Network. The Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognized ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the […]

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New Mexico Rural Hospitals Awarded Top Honor in hospital Quality

Hospitals meet rigorous national goals for improving patient safety. Five New Mexico hospitals, serving the state’s rural communities, earned the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) award, one of New Mexico Hospital Association’s (NMHA’s) premier honors for hospital quality. These hospitals were honored for projects that enlisted multiple teams and approaches to reduce hospital readmissions, the […]

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Mid-Year Update from Bill Patten

Happy summer – It hardly seems possible that the days are already getting shorter! With the rain we have been getting this year the sage is greener and the weeds are higher – I hope you take some time to get out and enjoy this special place we call home! I want to give you […]

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Thanks for Supporting For the Health of It!

The 9th annual For the Health of It! involved over 180 walkers and 27 sponsors in the annual walk to raise awareness for Cancer in Taos. This year we were proud to include a health fair, which hosted 24 health related booths, hundreds of community members, and over 20 members that took part in our […]

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Taos Misuse Summit | A Community Call to Action

Holy Cross Medical Center, along with Taos Alive, Rio Grande Alcoholism Treatment Program, and Golden Willow Counseling, hosted the Taos Substance Misuse Summit on June 20 at UNM-Taos’s Bataan Hall. The all-day summit featured a variety of speakers addressing topics such as the stigma associated with substance use disorder; Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their […]

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DNV Certification Team Goes Above and Beyond

Each of these individuals played an important role in making Holy Cross survey ready. The Board and Senior Leadership want to thank each of you for a job well done. Thank you for providing high quality and safe care to those we serve. Great work everyone! Individuals who were interviewed by a surveyor and did […]

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Please Welcome Our New Staff and Board Members

Dr. Heather Marshall Dr. Heather Marshall will be joining the HCMC team as our new Emergency Medicine Medical Director on July 11. Dr. Marshall comes to us with 15 years of clinical experience. This experience spans Emergency Departments in urban, Level II trauma centers, freestanding Emergency Departments and rural single coverage. Dr. Frank Torres Dr. […]

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BeStaRRs – March, April, May, June – 2019

BeStaRRs is an employee recognition program of Holy Cross Medical Center | Behavior Standards Reward, Recognition and Social activities. Frances Santistevan – AIDET Frances is demonstrated AIDET every day. Acknowledges others with a smile Is friendly to everyone Always has a kind word On top of that even when not at the register she is […]

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2019 – New Mexico Hospital Guide

Medical Publishing, LLC is proud to present the 2019-2020 New Mexico Healthcare Guide.  Please find your complimentary copy via the enclosed link.  Feel free to forward this link to any and all interested parties. You are also welcome to post this guide on your website and/or social media and share it with your community.

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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 […]

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Taos Love Kids Parenting Classes

Taos Loves Kids (TLK) aims to prevent child abuse and maltreatment in Taos County. To this end, TLK provides a variety of parenting classes as well as support groups and community events designed to reduce isolation, facilitate understandings of child development, and build parent resiliency in order to decrease occurrences of child abuse and neglect. […]

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Teleneurology Robot

We have recently added a Teleneurology Robot to our team at Holy Cross Medical Center. This device allows us to consult a Neurologist or Neurosurgeon remotely. So, if we have any type of Neuro patient, that we need a consult on, with the patients consent, we get a consult. The doctor puts in the order, […]

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Emotions, Wellbeing, and Children’s Rights

In support of the United Nation’s Universal Children’s Day, over 160 countries shared EQ POP-UP Festivals to build community and educate children and adults about emotions, wellbeing, and childrens’ rights. On Tuesday, November 27 2018, Children’s Trust Fund and First Steps hosted an EQ Pop up in partnership with the SmArthouse. The SmArt House is […]

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Education Department Update

The Holy Cross Medical Center Education Department has made many exciting changes in 2019 that will allow for the better and more efficient delivery of courses to HCMC Staff, volunteers, and community members. The HCMC Education Dept. hired a new Education Coordinator this year. David Elliot, a Taos Resident, comes from a public service background […]

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Employee Highlights

Molley Maccracken Molley is a First Steps Coordinator/Home Visitor and she completed her Facilitator Certification course for Emotional Intelligence. Paula Oxoby-Hayett Paula is the Children’s Trust Fund Coordinator and she completed her Infant Massage Instructor certification and became endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist. David Elliot David is our Education Coordinator this year and […]

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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. Find out more below.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Kidney stone disease is a common urologic condition. There are more than 3 million cases per year in the United States, accounting for over half a million Emergency Department visits. It has been said that there is nothing more painful than passing a kidney stone. In fact the FAA grounds pilots who are diagnosed with […]

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What is the Flu?

The flu is a highly contagious respiratory illness that occurs throughout the winter and early spring. The flu is more dangerous than the common cold and can be detrimental to children and babies. The flu is usually spread through sneezing and coughing, but can also be spread via contaminated surfaces. Children that are in day […]

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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 […]

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Thank You, Ben Ray Lujan

As a thank you to Ben Ray Lujan for his efforts during a financial log jam that Holy Cross Medical Center was experiencing, we are happy to present him with this custom photo album celebrating his efforts.