Sue Romansky, the Chief Operating Officer of Holy Cross Medical Center is pleased to announce that Holy Cross is a 4-Star Hospital. We have worked very hard to improve the experience of our patients, and our 4-Star rating is proof that we provide great care close to home.
Holy Cross Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine Medical Director, Dr. Heather Marshall Vaskas wanted to share an update regarding the efforts that Holy Cross Medical Center took during the first few months of the pandemic as well as review some of the issues we are preparing for now that the colder months are coming. We are […]
Sue Romansky, our Chief Operating Officer wanted to share an update about our recent DNV inspection. This inspection happens randomly once a year.
Times have been tough, but Taos has come together in extraordinary ways. Holy Cross Hospital has been a leader through the pandemic, but our efforts have been made much easier with help from our amazing community. Luis Reyes from Kit Carson Electric Cooperative was able to help Holy Cross Medical Center get access to $10,000 […]
Holy Cross was not only one of the first applications to be submitted to the small business association for a PPP loan in Taos County but we were successful in securing much needed funding. This was due in part to the strong partnership we have with Centinal Bank. For us to have Centinel bank as […]
In our continued efforts to keep the community up to date regarding the status of the spread of COVID-19, we hosted our third digital public forum. We focused the first half of this forum on frequently asked questions regarding the virus, and responded to some live comments and questions from Facebook. The last half of […]
We have been working hard over the last two months to stay ahead of the covid-19 pandemic. We are very proud of the efforts we have made and Bill Patten, CEO of Holy Cross Medical Center, wanted to take a moment to highlight the efforts of our staff and to update the community on some […]
Holy Cross Hospital held a ‘Celebrate Recovery Send Off’ yesterday for a patient who was quite ill with the coronavirus. She was admitted, with very low oxygen levels, so we are excited that she is recovering and is well enough to go home. Congratulations Juanita! We here at Holy Cross Celebrate you and your recovery […]
With social distancing requirements in place, we know that many of our patients are curious about how they can continue to receive care from our physicians. The Holy Cross Medical Center family is proud to have a telemedicine option in place so that you can visit with your doctor remotely. Dr. Stephen Lucero, your friendly […]
Holy Cross Hospital will be hosting their second community wide response forum via Facebook Live Thursday, April 9th 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, UNM, and a representative for […]
If have access to a sewing machine, we are encouraging community members to make face masks for our team. There are two patterns below that have been approved by the Quality team at Holy Cross Hospital. There are two designs that you can choose from based on your sewing experience. Advanced Pattern Easy Pattern If […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 and we have taken advantage of those funds to make many great improvements for your local hospital. The 2016 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Holy Cross Hospital is committed to continuously improving the care and services we provide in order to give you healthcare with peace of mind. We’re taking a big step forward and upgrading the tools our physicians, nurses and clinical staff use to take care of you. Holy Cross is taking our current electronic medical record system […]