Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately.

The Memorial Medical Center emergency room treats over 40,000 patients annually. The most common complaints and diagnoses include chest pain, respiratory distress, occupational injuries, sprains and fractures, and abdominal pain. We offer a full range of immediate healthcare services including laboratory, imaging services, CT, ultrasound, respiratory and surgical services, pediatrics, orthopedic injuries, ear/nose and throat needs, OB/GYN concerns, as well as abdominal and skin disorders. Memorial Medical Center is also a nationally recognized and accredited Chest Pain Center.

Memorial’s Emergency Department team is dedicated to addressing your emergency health needs in a timely manner, taking care of your pain, and making sure that you understand your discharge and follow-up instructions.. A team of board-certified doctors, registered nurses and other specially trained staff provides 24-hour emergency medical care to the adults and children of Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico. 

Chest Pain Accreditation
Memorial Medical Center has received full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). This means that we have demonstrated a high level of expertise in caring for patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To receive accreditation, Memorial Medical Center underwent an evaluation by the SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be having a heart attack and to integrate the most successful practices and newest technologies. Read more about our cardiovascular services.

Medical Necessity
Our Emergency Department focuses on the acute healthcare needs of the entire community. We have multiple ways to treat the different needs of our patients. The severity or nature of each emergency will dictate to the healthcare team what order patients are seen. Patients will be seen by a triage nurse and taken to a room in order of medical necessity and not necessarily in the order of when the patient arrived at the hospital.

For more information about the Memorial Emergency Department, please call (575) 521-2286.