October 1, 2013 – Memorial Medical Center has delivered more babies than any other hospital in Southern New Mexico and now its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is able to care for more babies than before. Two years ago, the NICU kept on average 2 babies per day. Today, an average of ten babies are staying at the MMC NICU, due to expansion and a new Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
July 23, 2013—The Doña Ana County Health and Human Services Department and Memorial Medical Center have launched an educational awareness program to help people live a healthier lifestyle with diabetes.
“Nuestra Vida” began in January 2013 and is expected to continue until February 2014. The initial vision of the pilot program began two years ago, motivated by health promotoras in Doña Ana County’s rural communities where diabetics in Doña Ana County were having trouble finding health-related information on living with diabetes.
January 15, 2013—In April of 2012, MMC Cancer Center’s Ikard Radiation Oncology earned accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR) and The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). This made them the only accredited facility in southern New Mexico and one of only two in the state. Patient care and treatment, patient safety, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs were all assessed and met the standards required for this recognition.