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Dr. Steven Slikkers Joins the Team at Taos Surgical Specialties

Dr. Steven Slikkers is a Board-Certified general surgeon and has been practicing in Michigan for the past 18 years. Steven graduated from the Loma Linda School of Medicine in 1999 and completed a 5-year residency at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. Holy Cross Medical Center is proud to welcome Dr. Slikkers […]

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Holy Cross Hospital Expands Speech and Language Therapy Services

Most people think that a “speech therapist” helps people who have a lisp or need to re-learn how to talk after a stroke. This is true, but you might be surprised to find out that Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) do much more than this. Did you know that Medical Speech-Language Pathologists are experts in swallowing disorders? […]

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Community Health Needs Assessment – 2022

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. This year’s survey represents over 500 […]

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For the Health of It! Fighting Cancer in Taos, One Step at a Time.

Most people have been affected by cancer in some way. Whether you are battling cancer, a cancer survivor, a family member, a friend, or a caretaker you have seen the impact the disease can have on everyone involved. While our healthcare system has evolved to provide the best care possible, there are many things that […]

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Holy Cross Women’s Health Institute Extends Prenatal Services to Questa

For pregnant women, whether it is their first pregnancy or not, it is very important to schedule a visit with a health care provider during the first trimester. Every pregnancy is unique and the first visit with a health care provider will help keep pregnant women and their baby healthy. As soon as women suspect […]

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Health Insurance, Medicaid Enrollment, & Disability Benefit Navigation

Understanding the unique differences between Medicare, Medicaid, self-pay, private insurance, and healthcare exchange options can be overwhelming. Many people don’t have the time to study and learn about the intricacies of the complicated federal and state benefits system and it’s nice to know that there is a friendly local option that can help. Benefit Navigation […]

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Taos Alive Receives Grant to Expand Service in Taos County

As part of the Comprehensive Community Approaches to Preventing Substance Use (CCAPS) program, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) awarded Taos Alive a grant for $227,088 in February of 2022. NACCHO awarded over three million dollars to address substance abuse issues throughout the country and Taos Alive is thrilled to be […]

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Non-invasive Kidney Stone Treatments are Available in Taos

It is estimated that over half a million people will go to the emergency room for kidney stone problems and roughly ten percent of people will have a kidney stone at some time in their lives. Kidney stones grow when minerals and salts in urine crystalize and form stones. Usually, the chemicals that cause kidney […]

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Community Health Needs Assessment Focus Groups

Holy Cross Medical Center is looking for community members to participate in a focus group as part of our Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) process. Every 3 years, we conduct a CHNA to evaluate the overall health needs of the area. By getting broad community feedback, we can identify ways that our hospital can adequately […]

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March 2022 Blood Drive

If you are healthy, please consider making an appointment to give blood. Blood donations will be taken at the Holy Cross Hospital Fire/EMS Building and will include free SARS-COV-2 antibody testing. Schedule an appointment for Tuesday, March 22nd • 12:00pm – 4:30pm Schedule an appointment for Wednesday, March 23rd • 9:00am – 1:00pm

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Treatment for Spider Veins & Varicose Veins

Individuals living with the discomfort of varicose and spider veins can now access same-day minimally invasive therapies that can reverse the effects of chronic venous disease and offer cosmetic rejuvenation. Dr. Michael Darnell is a vein therapy specialist and offers these services right here in Taos. Chronic venous disease occurs when the veins in the […]

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Looking Back at 2021

In 1936 Mabel Dodge Luhan donated a house on La Posta Road that became the first location of Holy Cross Hospital in Taos. It has been 85 years since the original building was donated and Holy Cross Hospital began growing its roots in Taos. Over the years, Holy Cross Hospital has expanded to include a […]

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Thankful For Our Health Care Family

Life has been uniquely tough for everyone since March of 2020. The pandemic put a wrench in everyone’s plans and turned life upside down for many. While there are countless frontline workers that showed up through the pandemic, individuals working in health care and the health care system have been uniquely impacted. While the vaccine […]