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.
November 20, 2018
I love this time a year! It is a special time to celebrate with both my family at home, and my family at Memorial Medical Center. It is a time of thanksgiving. In November 2013, five years ago this month, I had the honor of becoming the CEO of Memorial Medical Center. I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our Board of Trustees, medical staff and employees throughout the Memorial healthcare system, who have dedicated themselves to ”making our community healthier”.
November 10, 2018
Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans. And one in four of those who have it don’t know they have it. These are troubling statistics, particularly because diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.
November 9, 2018
If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer, it’s important to note that lung cancer is not just a “smoker’s disease.” In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the U.S. and the leading cause of cancer death. As many as 20 percent of lung cancer fatalities can be attributed to those who have never smoked or used any form of tobacco, according to an article published by the American Cancer Society.
November 7, 2018
LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, has contributed $100,000 toward recovery and relief efforts following Hurricanes Florence and Michael.