Hospital News

July 11, 2014

Medical Staff, Board of Trustees and Community Leaders:

Introductory Remarks

The first eight months of my CEO tenure at MMC have flown by. I am more excited than ever about what lies ahead for our wonderful hospital, the progress that we have made and our plans for the future.  Special thanks go out to my predecessor, Paul Herzog, who performed magnificently during his 11-year tenure as CEO of MMC.  His professionalism, strict adherence to quality standards, community loyalty, and focus on positioning MMC for great success is a lasting legacy.

I have greatly appreciated the support of our nearly 1,200 employees, Medical Staff, Board of Trustees, and the wonderful partnerships with leaders of the communities we serve. Our plans are clear and unwavering.  We will continue to develop MMC as a major regional referral center composed of exceptional physicians, leaders, employees and valued partners dedicated to the delivery of high quality patient care.

I have, and will continue to make it a point to meet physicians in their offices and get their advice on all things having to do with MMC.  I firmly believe that MMC is a “doctor’s workshop”.  MMC’s leadership team is dedicated to keeping you informed on our progress as we develop new patient care services, enhancements to existing services, physician recruitment to Las Cruces and surrounding communities, and much more.  You will receive CEO updates at least monthly.

So, let’s get to the progress that is being made at MMC!


October 30, 2013 The Joint Commission has recognized Memorial Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for achieving outstanding accountability measure performance. MMC was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Pneumonia


October 18, 2013- Memorial Medical Center (MMC) named John Harris as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective November 1, 2013. Harris assumes the top leadership role at the hospital following the retirement of Paul Herzog on October 31.  

October 1, 2013Memorial Medical Center is pleased to announce an additional service at their HealthPlex location. A 64-Slice CT (Computed Tomography) Scanner is now available at the HealthPlex providing advanced imaging service to the fastest growing area in Las Cruces.

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