November 2017 CEO Newsletter

November 28, 2017

Quality and safety are the paramount goals of everything we do at Memorial. We have now distinguished ourselves as a Leapfrog™ Grade A hospital. That makes Memorial among the top hospitals in the nation for quality and patient safety. We are the only large hospital in New Mexico and the only hospital in Las Cruces to receive this coveted Grade A designation.

October 2017 CEO Newsletter

November 3, 2017

On the 3rd of November, I will have had the privilege of working as the CEO Memorial Medical Center for four years. What a metamorphosis we have seen at Memorial during this time. I cannot say enough about our superb staff of doctors, nurses, officers and directors, along with a who’s who of southern New Mexico on our Board of Trustees.

Be Your Own Breast Friend

October 10, 2017

After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great time to bring attention to this disease. At Memorial Medical Center, we want all of the women in our community to understand their risk, be alert to the signs and symptoms and recognize the crucial role that healthy lifestyles and early detection play in fighting breast cancer.

September 2017 CEO Newsletter

September 27, 2017

New Mexico legislators traveled to Las Cruces this month to hold a session on issues affecting the southern part of the state. During their session at the Burrell College, I was asked to speak about healthcare in New Mexico.

August 2017 CEO Newsletter

August 30, 2017

I was very proud to be a part of the second White Coat Ceremony at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) on Saturday, August 12th. It is an honor to serve on the Board at BCOM. We are fortunate to have quality medical students studying right here in southern New Mexico; it is certainly our goal that many will decide to stay in this area to help fill a great need we have for family doctors.

Back To School is a Great Time To Head Back to the Doctor

August 8, 2017

Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. And while it may not be the brightest part of summer, Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Medical Center says it’s essential.

World Breastfeeding Week: The Benefits of Breastfeeding

July 31, 2017

Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding. Launched in 1991 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), WBW aims to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” This year, the organization is placing particular emphasis on working together for the common good.

July 2017 CEO Newsletter

July 31, 2017

On July 13th, the Senate introduced the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Health Bill. The overall effect of the proposed healthcare reform stands to have lasting detrimental effects on New Mexico and our region.

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