October 9, 2019
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has awarded Memorial Medical Center accreditation in breast ultrasound. Ultrasound imaging is a noninvasive medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and better treat medical conditions. Ultrasound imaging of the breast produces a picture of the internal structures of the breast.
September 20, 2019
September 8th-14th was Environmental Services (EVS) Week. Memorial Medical Center honored the EVS professionals for the important contributions they make every day to keep the healthcare environment clean and safe for patients and staff. EVS is integral to every healthcare system’s infection prevention effort.
September 6, 2019
Memorial Medical Center is proud to announce that we have successfully been re-accredited by the renowned American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center with PCI for three additional years! This means that Memorial Medical Center has adopted, adhered to, and achieved best-in-class standards of care related to the management and treatment of cardiovascular disease.
August 20, 2019
Memorial has been notified that they are among the top 5 performers in Acute Care hospitals in the New Mexico
Hospital Association Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Program. HIIN is a quality and patient
safety initiative funded by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid (CMS). Criteria for awardees were based on goals
set by CMS and the American Hospital Association over the past 12 months (April 2018-March 2019). Hospitals
were chosen based on a point system for their top 10 performing metrics.
August 7, 2019
Memorial has recently started providing Clinical Pediatric Pharmacy services. This is a new service for our Neonatal ICU, Pediatric ICU, and pediatric patients. The Memorial Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist collaborates with pediatricians, neonatologists, and nurses, participating in patient rounds to monitor high-risk medications and assist in managing medication issues with the care team.
July 25, 2019
Memorial’s Emergency Department was recently surveyed by a national trauma inspector. We are very pleased to report that the surveyor recommended us for a Level 4 Trauma designation in our ER. His report is currently with the New Mexico Secretary of Health and she will send the official letter of designation. Congratulations to Memorial’s ER Team, particularly the Team Lead, Rachel Miller, RN, all of whom worked diligently to achieve our status as a Trauma Center.
July 12, 2019
On Monday, July 8th, Memorial opened a Family HealthCare center at 2611 North Main Street. Memorial Family HealthCare-North Main is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Primary care for children and adults is available by appointment at 575-449-4424 or walk-in patients are always welcome.
July 2, 2019
LifePoint Health has launched a new program that allows online access to quality care. HealthyHub® Virtual Visit offers patients the opportunity to receive online care from a health care provider 24 hours a day, seven days a week – from the convenience of their smartphone, tablet or computer. We are continually seeking ways to enhance our community’s access to high quality care, and HealthyHub offers patients the opportunity to receive a diagnosis and treatment from the convenience of their home, office or wherever they may be.
June 28, 2019
Memorial’s chief bariatric surgeon, Dr. Frank Felts, has been nationally recognized for pioneering ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) in this region. ERAS includes limited or no use of opioids for pain management. At a recent Quality Leadership Summit in Nashville with 90 LifePoint hospitals, Memorial’s ERAS presentation was chosen for the Top award.
June 11, 2019
Memorial will begin offering Therapeutic Apheresis for the treatment of conditions such as Guillen-Barre syndrome, Sickle Cell disease, Myasthenia gravis, Pulmonary renal syndrome, certain cases of systemic Lupus, and a variety of other diagnoses.