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.
March 26, 2019
For the first time at Memorial, James Krueger, RN, BSN, a nurse in our Perioperative Medical Center, led a 12-month program that graduated 2 Certified Operating Room Technologists and 3 Certified Operating Room Nurses on March 19th.
March 19, 2019
Memorial was very proud to be a supporting sponsor for Las Cruces Public Schools’ (LCPS) first annual Teacher and Support Person of the Year Awards Luncheon on February 25th. When Dr. Ewing told us about this initiative, to recognize excellence at each of 41 LCPS campuses, we viewed this partnership as an opportunity to stand for Quality in Education just as Memorial stands for Quality in Health Care…the perfect partnership.
March 12, 2019
From February 26-March 1, a team of experts from The Joint Commission conducted a thorough inspection of Memorial to determine our safety and quality of care. We are extremely proud to report that we earned Accreditation for another three years with what our surveyors described as an outstanding, knowledgeable and engaged staff providing high quality care in a facility that is exceptionally safe and well-maintained.
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.