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 […]
Taxes that support local health care are very common in the state of New Mexico. For the size of our hospital, we have a very low tax rate.
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 […]
Check here for a list of our current priorities regarding mill levy spending.
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 […]
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 […]
Progress on the Trane energy savings project continues! Lightbulbs throughout the hospital are being replaced with much more energy efficient bulbs to save money on our utilities. The boiler in the Hospital building has also been replaced as part of this project.
4k video towers and the upgrade of two of our 1080p video towers. 4k is the highest resolution and allows surgeons the best visualization during laparoscopic and arthroscopic surgical procedures. Thank You Taos County!
We had a 20-year old portable that finally was no longer able to take an x-ray. The old system operated using Computed Radiology (CR) plates that required the technologist to take the x-ray and then go back to the department, place the plate into the CR reader for processing. This takes about 30 seconds before knowing if the image was of good quality.
The MUSE EKG project is a software and interface system that collects and manages the EKGs done here at the hospital. Without it, we simply have to print the EKG and scan it into the medical records. Now we will be able to manage them all electronically (once installed in June, 2018) by simply sending them to the medical records. And the reading physician, either the Cardiologist or Dr. White, can do it electronically on the MUSE software.