There are a lot of questions regarding the coronavirus or COVID-19. We thought it would be helpful to have a doctor answer some of the questions that our community has about the virus. Dr. John Foster is the Director of the Hospitalist Group at Holy Cross Hospital.
There have been a lot of questions about what the community can do to help Holy Cross Hospital prepare during these uncertain times. We are wisely using and carefully monitoring the personal protective equipment (PPE) we have in stock. Though there are cases in Taos County, at this time we have not admitted any patients […]
Holy Cross Hospital hosted a COVID-19 response forum via Facebook Live Thursday, March 26 at 2PM MST. Community members will have a chance to hear from Holy Cross Hospital physicians and leadership, along with representatives from Taos County, the Town of Taos, Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, and the Taos Community Foundation with their updates and […]
Holy Cross Hospital staff has been planning diligently for several weeks to develop a complete response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Those efforts increased when the Governor’s office announced New Mexico’s first presumptive positive case Coronavirus (COVID-19). Multiple measures internally and externally have been implemented with staff working round the clock. What are we working on […]
Holy Cross Medical Center has announced a presumptive positive test result for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This is the first presumptive positive result for Taos County. The affected person is an adult male in his fifties. The patient appears to have two residencies, one in an eastern state and one in […]
Holy Cross Board of Trustees is soliciting applications from qualified persons to fill three vacant seats on the hospital board.
The Coronavirus is at the fore-front of everyone’s mind and as concern and information continues to spread, we thought it would be important to share some information about the Coronavirus to help keep you and your family healthy. Here are a few information packets to help you understand the virus better: What you need to […]
Holy Cross Hospital is seeking volunteers from our community to join our new Patient & Family Advisory Council. The council will consist of community members and Holy Cross staff working together in an effort to identify opportunities for improvement and develop solutions to advance patient service. If you or a family member has used our […]
Holy Cross Medical Center staff, working in concert with the New Mexico Department of Health and neighboring hospitals in Northern New Mexico, have been monitoring the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Using guidance from the CDC and the State Department of health, Holy Cross Medical Center is prepared and committed to providing high quality care to all of […]
Paying off the line of credit to Centinel Bank was a great step forward to the financial security of Holy Cross Medical Center. ‘We have come a long way’ said Steve Rozenboom, CFO for Holy Cross Medical Center. ‘We still have more work to do in securing the financial future of Holy Cross, but we […]
Holy Cross Hospital receives a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “We are pleased with our four-star rating”, said Bill Patten, CEO for Holy Cross Hospital. “We have actively been striving toward improvements and this rating speaks to those efforts.” The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services uses a five-star quality rating system […]
The purpose of this article is to explain the why behind our Swing Bed Program and how it benefits us as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). Having an active swing program is a financial benefit to the hospital and a great benefit to our community and patients, especially if the patient wants to stay here, […]
We want to make our employees aware that we have a drop box for medication disposal. Please tell your patients friend and family about this. Direct Patients to the box when ask about where to destroy medication. The drop box is located in the lobby of the hospital and is open to the public for […]
Holy Cross Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation is proud to offer Pelvic Health Physical Therapy in our outpatient clinic. This new and exciting branch of Physical Therapy focuses on disorders on the bladder and bowel, as well as pain in the abdomen and pelvis. Pelvic floor disorders affect people of all ages and genders, and can […]
Pauline Mondragon & Jan Smith were honored as living treasures during a ceremony at Taos High School on December 8. Friends and family were present for the gathering. Pauline has been President of our Auxiliary and has volunteered in numerous community projects. Jan is our Auxiliary Corresponding Secretary and a buyer in our Gift shop […]
BeStaRRs is an employee recognition program of Holy Cross Medical Center | Behavior Standards Reward, Recognition and Social activities. Robert Motha | Accountability Robert took on the role of Interim HR Director more than once in conjunction with being the Pharmacy Directory. Robert effectively delegated tasks, never complained and maintained a positive attitude. He went […]
The Holy Cross Medical Center (HCMC) Diabetes Self-Management Program is thrilled to announce our plan to offer the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) as a covered insurance benefit for HCMC employees beginning in the summer of 2020. The NDPP was created in 2010 to address the increasing burden of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in […]
Holy Cross Hospital is promoting breastfeeding among its employees, patients, and the wider community. Working with the Latch On Breastfeeding Coalition and the NM Breastfeeding Task Force Taos Chapter, the hospital has created a lactation room and sponsored a breastfeeding mural, recently completed on the corridor wall outside Labor and Delivery by muralist Lynnette Haozous. […]
Once a month you can find the friendly faces of First Steps Home Visitors singing, reading books, and elbow deep in arts and craft. Tucked into the little reading nook in the Children’s Library at the Taos Public Library you’ll find the happy bunch of 10-20 youngsters and their parents, grandparents, and babysitters joining in […]
In 2016 Holy Cross Hospital asked the community to come together in support of our local hospital and vote to approve a 1 mill levy on property tax. The mill levy was approved with resounding support. The 2016 mill levy sunsets in June of this year, and we have begun conversations with the County Commissioners […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Rural Maternity and Obstetrics Management Strategies Program 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 year. […]
Holy Cross Medical Center is pleased to announce we have been chosen by the New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) as one of the top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the state for quality and patient safety based on our most recent 12 months in the CMS-funded program, Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN). Holy Cross […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
We have started to develop our Fiscal Year 2020 capital and operating budgets. This budget will need to reduce expenses or have more income. Toward that end, for the last several weeks we have been asking you for your ideas regarding how we can save money or generate additional revenue. As you know, Holy Cross […]
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. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
As we start a new year, one of the big changes that we are making will be in our business office departments (Patient Financial Services and Professional Billing Services). We are making these changes as part of our overall efforts to help assure the long-term financial stability of our organization. This article will summarize the […]
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 […]
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 […]
BeStaRRs is an employee recognition program of Holy Cross Medical Center Behavior Standards Reward, Recognition and Social activities.
Get treatment for varicose veins, spider veins, and other varicose vein diseases right here in Taos!
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 […]
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.
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.