November 25, 2019
Memorial Medical Center is expanding the Primary Care Family Residency Program to Alamogordo, NM, with a projected start date of July 1, 2020. This will be the fifth Family Residency Program in the state of New Mexico. Dr. John Andazola, MMC Residency Director, and Shawnette Alford, GCRMC Program Manager will work together to launch the partnership. We are excited about working with surrounding communities in southern New Mexico to enhance their primary care services.
November 8, 2019
Memorial Medical Center has again been awarded an ‘A’ in Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade™, a national distinction recognizing Memorial’s achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in pre-venting medical errors, injuries, accidents, infections and other harms to patients in their care.
October 25, 2019
The first cryoablation of malignant breast cancer in New Mexico was successfully completed on Friday, October 4, 2019, at Memorial’s HealthPlex. In a joint surgery-radiology procedure between General Surgeon Kamran Kamali, MD, Memorial’s Chief Radiologist Rob Shoots, MD, and Memorial’s radiology team. This accomplishment not only supports Memorial’s mission of patient-centered care but also exemplifies the hard work and dedication of its medical team.
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.