Colon Cancer Screening Age Lowered

July 6, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently released updated guidelines that lower the recommended age for colon cancer screening. According to the new ACS recommendations, those at average risk for colon cancer should begin screening at age 45 instead of 50. The new guidelines were put in place following a major data review that showed a rising rate of colon cancer in adults younger than 50.

June 2018 CEO Newsletter

June 29, 2018

It was an incredible honor and heartwarming experience to share the Ribbon Cutting at our new Memorial Cancer Center with a room filled with more than 100 guests. In the audience were survivors and their families, Memorial staff, members of the Press, the Chambers, and public, and dignitaries including Governor Martinez and Dr. Cheryl Willman, of UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. So many of our guests expressed gratitude for the investment we have made in nationally accredited cancer care – right here at home. To make the front page of both local newspapers is quite an honor, and speaks to the importance of this Cancer Center in making our southern New Mexico communities healthier.

May 2018 CEO Newsletter

May 23, 2018

We are proud of the fact that Memorial has the most comprehensive cancer program in southern New Mexico, right here in Las Cruces. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, patients don’t have to leave home to receive the highest standard of cancer care. Memorial Cancer Center has provided care for more than 50,000 patients in our region for more than 20 years. We recently completed a year-long remodel and expansion with more than 25,000 square feet dedicated solely to cancer care.

National Hospital Week Celebrates Everyday Heroes

May 9, 2018

Each year, National Hospital Week provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the more than 5 million healthcare professionals who provide safe, high-quality healthcare in their communities. On May 6-12, Memorial Medical Center will join the American Hospital Association in celebrating these “Everyday Heroes” for their dedication, compassion, and commitment to excellence.

April 2018 CEO Newsletter

April 25, 2018

It is a source of great pride that LifePoint Health received the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award this year for its National Quality Program. That puts LifePoint in the company of Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, and American College of Surgeons, among others. LifePoint Health and Memorial’s healthcare team is committed to achieving the highest quality of care for our patients by partnering with our doctors and other professionals, as well as the Duke Health System.

Patient Experience Op-Ed The Heart of the Patient Experience

April 3, 2018

Memorial Medical Center’s mission is Making Communities Healthier, and that starts with providing the highest quality care possible to you, our neighbors in this wonderful community we call home. A big part of delivering healthcare you can count on is creating positive experiences for our patients and their families – starting from the moment you walk through our doors. Ensuring positive patient experiences has always been and will continue to be a top priority for us.

2018 CEO Newsletter

March 23, 2018

LifePoint Health, and each hospital in our corporate family, is dedicated to our Mission, Vision, and High Five Guiding Principles. Each year, one exceptional hospital in each of LifePoint’s three regions is recognized with a High Five Award. This year, Memorial’s executive team was extremely proud to receive the LifePoint High Five Award for the Western Region.

Nutrition Month - Go Further with Food

March 2, 2018

“You are what you eat.” We’ve all heard it, and many of us have jokingly used the common saying amongst one another. But there really is a kernel of truth there. Eating healthy can help us be healthy. There’s never a bad time to talk about healthy eating, but March is an especially good opportunity because it’s National Nutrition Month® – a time to focus on making smart food choices, establishing healthy eating habits and ensuring that we are doing what we can to reduce food waste. Did you know that it’s estimated that an average 300 pounds of food per person is thrown away each year? This year’s theme from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is “Go Further with Food” – a reminder for all of us to get the most out of what we eat while wasting the least. Here are a few simple ways you can help make your food go further.

February 2018 CEO Newsletter

February 28, 2018

As one of the largest employers in Dona Ana County, Memorial is a major contributor to the economy of our community. In 2017, Memorial added 100 new jobs, bringing our employee census to more than 1,400. We donated to more than 35 local charities and events in 2017. In 2017, Memorial paid more than $5 million in local taxes and $4.6 million in charitable/indigent uncompensated care for those in our community. Memorial is invested in Southern New Mexico’s financial and physical well-being…our legacy for more than 65 years.

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

February 2, 2018

At Memorial Medical Center, our mission is Making Communities Healthier. One way we do this is by engaging our communities and educating people about how they can maintain good health. Since flu season is in full swing, we want to help our community stay healthy and prevent the spread of this often debilitating illness. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from the flu, prevent it from spreading and speed up recovery, should you get sick.

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