March 5, 2019
It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we bid a final farewell to our friend and colleague, former Chief Financial Officer, Ray Grenier. Ray was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He fought a valiant battle and was with his loving wife, Julie, when he passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. Ray was known by many of the 1,300 employees at Memorial and was loved by all. He was instrumental in helping Memorial grow into the quality, successful health system that it has become over the last 5 years.
February 26, 2019
LifePoint Health has selected three White Papers submitted by Memorial employees for Poster Presentations to the attendees at this June’s Quality Conference in Nashville.
February 19, 2019
Memorial recently received full accreditation from the New Mexico Medical Society of our Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for the next 4 years. We earned a near-perfect survey with several outstanding citations including our thorough personnel documentation, expansion of our program offerings over the years, and the development of a strong curriculum that meets the needs of our community.
February 12, 2019
We received word last week from The Joint Commission (TJC) that our Surgical Weight Loss Program has officially earned certification as a “Disease Specific Program”. This is an important distinction earned only after a thorough on-site inspection by an independent surveyor who found that our program met their highest national standards.
February 5, 2019
Did you know that you can be seen right away at most of Memorial’s Family Care and Internal Medicine practices, even if you’re a new patient? That’s right, Memorial has added many new Physicians and Family Medicine Nurse Practitioners to our expanding care team so you can be seen when, and where, it’s most convenient.
February 1, 2019
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, hearts seem to be everywhere you look this time of year. That’s why it is especially fitting that February is American Heart Month, a time to raise awareness of heart disease and how we can help prevent it. It’s also the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves to take good care of our hearts year-round.
January 29, 2019
This weekend I was in Santa Fe along with our Chief Operating Officer, Steve Ruwoldt, and our Chief Nursing Officer, Caryn Iverson, to represent the interests of Southern New Mexico to the new legislators and Governor. Memorial is proud to be one of the major sponsors of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce annual event, Las Cruces Days in Santa Fe. We feel that it is very important for those who govern our state to be aware of issues that affect our economy and, most certainly, access to health care in our region.
January 22, 2019
Memorial provides a full variety of imaging services in three locations and the images are read by an outstanding new team of Diagnostic Radiologists. This new diagnostic team provides fast turn-around on imaging reads with a high level of accuracy. Memorial Imaging Center of Las Cruces is located at 150 Roadrunner Parkway, and the comfortable, private, women-only Women’s Imaging Center, located at the Memorial HealthPlex at 2735 Northrise.
January 21, 2019
Starting with this issue, I will be writing a weekly update we’re calling “Memorial Minute” instead of the monthly multi-page Memorial CEO Newsletter I have been sending in the past. Most of us start our day, or end it, with a look at news briefs on our mobile device. Just as the major news sources now send Twitter updates and news briefs which allow you to grab the news at a glance, we have decided to send out Memorial updates in a quick-read, single page, once-a-week format. We hope you like this new, abbreviated format.
December 20, 2018
We are now approaching the end of 2018, and the completion of my fifth year as CEO
of Memorial Medical Center. “Quality” and ”Safety” have been the guiding priorities in
every decision that I’ve made in each of the last five years. These priorities apply not
only to our patients but to our very valued employees as well. We are an integrated
team composed of our Board of Trustees, medical staff and employees who actively
support each other in the provision of high quality care, and a safe working
environment. I have promised the people of Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico that
Memorial Medical Center will evolve from a community hospital to an integrated
regional medical referral center.