June 3, 2019
With summer in full swing, many of us are taking full advantage of this fun time of year, whether it’s hitting the
road for a family vacation, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or taking an early
evening neighborhood stroll. However you choose to enjoy this season, following some key safety tips can help
you ensure that this summer is a safe and healthy one.
May 29, 2019
This month, LifePoint Health, of which Memorial is a part, celebrates 20 years of Making Communities Healthier. The company was founded in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals. It had 23 community hospitals in nine states. LifePoint was created on the belief that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong hospitals create strong communities.
May 21, 2019
In the past month alone, Memorial has received national recognition several times for quality health care and patient safety. Most recently we were notified by Healthgrades™ that our hospital has been honored as a “Surgical Five-Star Recipient”. Healthgrades™ congratulated us on our outstanding clinical performance in surgery.
May 15, 2019
It was just announced that Memorial has been awarded an “A” Grade from The Leapfrog Group™. This makes Memorial the only hospital in Southern New Mexico to achieve an “A” Grade in Patient Safety during this rating period from the nation’s leading independent scorecard on hospital safety. Leapfrog™ was founded by a group of corporate executives from around the country who wanted to develop a transparent rating system for hospital care.
May 1, 2019
We are very pleased to announce the opening of another Memorial-affiliated primary care clinic at 2611 North Main Street. The building interior is currently being remodeled and the landscaping and parking lot freshened up.
April 24, 2019
For four years, Memorial has proudly hosted the pre-flight meeting, and the send-off on flight day, for Honor Flight veterans and their support team. The Honor Flight of Southern New Mexico provides a trip to Washington, DC at no charge to veterans of foreign wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) living in our region.
April 16, 2019
South Telshor was reduced to one lane last Friday as the delivery truck and crane moved into place to offload our new MRI machine. The MRI project includes a complete remodel of the area in Memorial’s Imaging Department that will house this new technology, along with a state of the art GE® Telsa MRI machine and software upgrade.
April 10, 2019
For the past two months Memorial’s Behavioral Health program was temporarily suspended for updates and renovations. The goal of these improvements was to create an even more therapeutic environment by updating the rooms in the Unit and providing training for the staff. We are happy to announce that the Unit is open once again and pleased that we are offering an even better environment for these patients who have unique health care needs.
April 5, 2019
This morning for two hours, southbound Telshor traffic was down to one lane as a crew hoisted more than 6,600 lbs of brand new MRI equipment into Memorial Medical Center’s Imaging Department. The new $1.6 million GE Telsa MRI is the first of its kind in the region and, along with construction of the new MRI suite, represents a $3 million investment in advanced technology at Memorial.
April 2, 2019
March is national Colon Cancer Awareness month. March is now over – but did you take time to schedule your colonoscopy? Colon cancer is one of most preventable forms of cancer when detected early, and one of the most deadly forms of cancer when left undetected. Beginning at age 50, the American College of Gastroenterology recommends getting screened for colon cancer at least every 10 years.