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Financial Review – June, 2019

Due to some medical issues, Steve has taken the temporary title of “Assistant Chief Financial Officer”. While Steve goes through treatments, Shea Brock will be acting as the Interim CFO. This is the financial update report from the Board Meeting held June 26th, 2019.

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Community Health Needs Assessment Report – 2019

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 […]

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Financial Review – May, 2019

Due to some medical issues, Steve has taken the temporary title of “Assistant Chief Financial Officer”. While Steve goes through treatments, Shea Brock will be acting as the Interim CFO. This is the financial update report from the Board Meeting held May 29th, 2019.

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Financial Review – April, 2019

Due to some medical issues, Steve has taken the temporary title of “Assistant Chief Financial Officer”. While Steve goes through treatments, Shea Brock will be acting as the Interim CFO. This is the financial update report from the Board Meeting held April 24th, 2019.

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BeStaRRs – January, February – 2019

BeStaRRs is an employee recognition program of Holy Cross Medical Center | Behavior Standards Reward, Recognition and Social activities. Imaging Department – Teamwork A patient was referred for a stress echo. She was unable to exercise adequately to obtain the diagnostic test result. Her EKG and clinical symptoms, however, indicated a coronary blockage. Thinking about […]

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Taos Love Kids Parenting Classes

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. […]

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Teleneurology Robot

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, […]

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Emotions, Wellbeing, and Children’s Rights

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 […]

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Education Department Update

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 […]

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Employee Highlights

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 […]

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Financial Review – March, 2019

Due to some medical issues, Steve has taken the temporary title of “Assistant Chief Financial Officer”. While Steve goes through treatments, Shea Brock will be acting as the Interim CFO. This is the financial update report from the Board Meeting held March 27th, 2019.

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Financial Review – February, 2019

Due to some medical issues, Steve has taken the temporary title of “Assistant Chief Financial Officer”. While Steve goes through treatments, Shea Brock will be acting as the Interim CFO. This is the financial update report from the Board Meeting held February 27th, 2019.

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Financial Review – January, 2019

Steve Rozenboom, CFO of Holy Cross Medical Center shares a financial update report from the Board Meeting held January 30th, 2019. Due to some medical issues, Steve has taken the temporary title of “Assistant Chief Financial Officer”. While Steve goes through treatments, Shea Brock will be acting has the Interim CFO.

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Cost of Services – Master List

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. You will find a link to our list of services and the associated cost below.

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Between a Rock and a Hard Place

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 […]

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What is the Flu?

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 […]

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Trane Energy Saving Project

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.  

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Paint Taos Pink!

Join us for a month of events that raise money for Holy Cross Cancer Support Services!

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Arthrex Surgery Video Towers

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!

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Pathology Services – Request for Proposal

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 […]

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Medicaid Assistance at Taos First Steps

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.

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Thank You, Ben Ray Lujan

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.

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Digital Portable x-ray Retrofit

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.

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EKG System & Hardware

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.

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Medical Record System Conversion

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 […]

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Critical Access Designation

Holy Cross Medical Center (HCMC) has gotten the ok to pursue with due diligence in researching the conversion of Holy Cross Hospital into a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). HCMC and CEO Bill Patten want to make sure that all questions are answered and that the community is given the same education and opportunity to ask questions […]

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Board of Directors

Like most nonprofits, the HCMC Board of Directors has a nominating committee. The nominating committee is made up of nine members. The committee includes five community members appointed (1 each) by the Taos County Board of Commissioners, The Questa Village Council, The Taos Ski Valley Village Council, The Red River Town Council, and The Town […]

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Commitment to Excellence

It’s a brand new era at Holy Cross Hospital and we are making a Commitment to Excellence. The past few years have been challenging for Holy Cross Hospital and we are dedicated to regaining the trust and support of our community. Under the leadership of our new CEO, Bill Patten, and many new administrators, we are […]

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County Lease

Taos Health Systems has been leasing the current hospital building from the County under a very clear 30-year lease. The Board’s attorney has reviewed the lease and assured us that we are in full compliance of all of the requirements. The lease requires Taos Health Systems to pay for equipment upgrades (e.g. air handlers), all […]

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Board Resolution Regarding Public Board Meetings

Taos Health Systems is not bound by the New Mexico Open Meetings Act, but in an effort to openly communicate with the community the following resolution has been accepted by Taos Health Systems Board of Directors.

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QHR Contract Review Committee

The QHR Renewal Review Committee – composed of Board Members Linda Aubrecht; Geilan Ismail, MD; Karen Matherlee; Fred Peralta; and Tim Moore, MD – was charged with reviewing Holy Cross Medical Center’s (HCMC’s) relationship with Quorum Health Resources (QHR) and recommending whether or not HCMC’s current contract should be renewed after its April 30, 2016 […]