Hospital News

October 22, 2014
Medical Staff, Board of Trustees and Community Leaders:
Introductory Remarks
We are entering the fourth quarter with truly exciting improvements in the breadth and depth of our services. Significant progress is being made in every major department.
In the meanwhile, with the Ebola virus now in the U.S., I want to assure you that we continue to arm ourselves with the latest training and preventive procedures from the NM Department of Health and CDC to control the spread of this virus. Your health is our greatest concern.

September 23, 2014

Medical Staff, Board of Trustees and Community Leaders:

Introductory Remarks

Many positive changes are taking place at Memorial Medical Center with a focus on quality and better service for our patients and physicians. So far in 2014, we achieved Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation in our Cancer Program, as we continue our partnership with UNM Cancer Center, one of the top cancer care centers in the nation. We acquired the free-standing imaging center, and leased the cancer center facility on Roadrunner Pkwy to make healthcare more convenient for our patients. MMC now has a new Anesthesia group and Emergency Department (ED) group to improve efficiency and quality of care. Very soon, we will be opening the only free-standing Wound Care and Limb Preservation Center in southern New Mexico, next to our HealthPlex. I am excited about the changes happening at MMC and the far-reaching benefits they bring to our patients, physicians and community as a whole.

Issue 2 - August 13, 2014
Medical Staff, Board of Trustees and Community Leaders:
Introductory Remarks
Thank you all for the encouraging feedback last month on the first CEO newsletter. As summer comes to a close, I am excited to tell you about the great things happening as we continue to develop MMC into a major regional referral center with a team of exceptional physicians, leaders, employees and valued partners dedicated to the delivery of high quality patient care.
Cancer Center Achieves CoC Accreditation
We are very proud to announce that our Cancer Center has just earned a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS). The CoC accreditation provides the framework for MMC Cancer Program to provide the highest quality of patient care through programs that focus on the full spectrum of cancer care including prevention, early diagnosis, cancer staging, optimal treatment, clinical trials, rehabilitation, life-long follow-up for recurrent disease, and end-of-life care.
I am incredibly proud of our Cancer Program team who are providing this excellent care for our community. MMC’s Cancer Program works in partnership with the University of New Mexico Cancer Center (UNMCC), one of the top cancer centers in the nation. With this partnership, our patients in southern New Mexico are able to receive UNMCC advanced cancer care protocols from UNMCC physicians, while they stay right here at home.

Las Cruces (August 6, 2014)--The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to Memorial Medical Center and the Memorial Medical Center Cancer Program(MMC Cancer Program). To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard equirements at the time of its triennial survey.

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