Each year the New Mexico Hospital Association recognizes exceptional efforts by hospitals to improve hospital quality and patient care for the people of New Mexico. The awards represent the highest level of professional acknowledgement from New Mexico’s Quality Committee and members. This year, Holy Cross Hospital was chosen to receive the Quest for Excellence Quality […]
Transparency is a major concern for our health care family. In an effort to keep our community up to date on our current events, we are providing a large variety of news. To help you find the information that is most pertinent we have created a highlight section that will surface the news we will is most important.
Support for changing from Traditional Medicare to a Part C Replacement Plan.
The Benefit Navigation Program at Holy Cross Hospital provides free year-round benefit navigation and enrollment counseling services for community members seeking benefits from the Health Exchange, Medicaid, and Medicare. Our Benefit Navigation Coordinator Theresa Noedel would love to assist our community members who are interested in changing from their Traditional Medicare to a Part C […]
Holy Cross Hospital is Performing Necessary Backup Generator Maintenance
Update (09/08/2021): Thanks to the swift work of our team and community, we were able to find a solution and our generator is fully functional. We had a technician work on the unit and the generator has been cleared for use. As part of the regular infrastructure tests at Holy Cross Hospital it was discovered […]
Potential for over-collection from Medicare patients on x-rays taken at Taos Urgent Care
Holy Cross Medical Center (HCMC) has identified a potential for over-collection from Medicare patients on x-rays taken at Taos Urgent Care. If you were a Medicare patient that had an x-ray taken at Taos Urgent care between the dates of 7/17/2017 and 5/31/2021 and believe HCMC over-collected on the billing for this procedure, please contact […]
The 11th Annual For the Health of It! Join The Fight Against Cancer in Taos
Just the word “cancer”, as a diagnosis, weighs heavily on us and with the closest treatments are often in Santa Fe or Albuquerque there can be added stressors of transportation, fuel, lodging, and certainly the need for emotional strengthening. Holy Cross Cancer Support Services in Taos is here to help meet basic needs, ease stress, […]
Taos Women’s Health Institute is now Offering Appointments at the Questa Health Center for Pregnant Women
Holy Cross Hospital and Women’s Health Institute offer prenatal & OB services at the Questa Health Center, so you can get pregnancy care you need closer to where you live. The Questa Health Center now has state of the art pregnancy related equipment including a new ultrasound machine, vitals machine, and fetal heart rate monitor. […]
Our Covid-19 Response and How to Prepare for Flu Season.
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 […]
Holy Cross DNV Inspection Results
Sue Romansky, our Chief Operating Officer wanted to share an update about our recent DNV inspection. This inspection happens randomly once a year.
Holy Cross Receives a 10,000 Grant With the Help of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.
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 Hospital worked closely with Centinel Bank to receive much needed funding.
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 […]
Coronavirus – Taos Area Response Forum – Thursday, April 30th
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 […]
COVID-19 Preparations at Holy Cross Hospital, Taos, New Mexico
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 […]
Celebrating Our First COVID-19 Recovery
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 […]
Holy Cross Medical Center offers Telemedicine Services
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 […]
Coronavirus – Taos Area Response Forum – Thursday, April 9th
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 […]
Face Mask Sewing Patterns
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNX0cRrYj6U […]
Coronavirus – Taos Area Response Forum – Thursday, March 26th
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 is Actively Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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 […]
First Presumptive Positive Test Results for Taos County
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 […]
Information about the Coronavirus.
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 […]