February 2, 2018
A new procedure is being offered at Memorial Medical Center for people who suffer from chronic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), commonly known as acid reflux. In December, Memorial surgeon, Dr. C. Aitor Macias, was the first in southern New Mexico and far west Texas to perform the minimally invasive LINX® procedure.
January 22, 2018
We are so honored to have been chosen #1 Hospital in the Las Cruces Sun News 2017 Readers Choice Awards. Additionally, the Memorial Family Medicine Center was #1 Medical Clinic and Memorial Urgent Care Center was #1 Urgent Care in this public poll. It takes a daily commitment by our staff, volunteers and medical team to be YOUR FIRST CHOICE.
January 16, 2018
Ask anyone what their New Year’s resolution is and chances are they’ll mention a determination to eat healthier. While many of us may consider a renewed focus on healthy eating as a way to make up for the rich indulgences of the holiday season or as a pathway to fit more comfortably into that favorite pair of jeans, healthy eating comes with even greater rewards. It can reduce our risk of illnesses like heart disease, diabetes and cancer; and it can help boost our energy, sharpen our memories and stabilize our mood, leading to a noticeable improvement in our overall health.
December 22, 2017
It has been a stellar year at Memorial, and we take tremendous pride in the accomplishments of 2017. We have seen significant advancements in technology and quality of care, which have been awarded and recognized nationally.
December 5, 2017
There are few holiday activities more fun than buying toys for the children we love. Watching their faces light up is even better and makes us feel a bit like kids again ourselves.
But before you head out to shop with those wish lists in hand, it’s important to pay attention to a word that pops up on many toy packages: caution.
December 5, 2017
The holidays are a favorite time of the year for many. From sparkling decorations and festive gatherings to scrumptious holiday food and savored time with family, December is often full of joy and celebration.
November 28, 2017
Quality and safety are the paramount goals of everything we do at Memorial. We have now distinguished ourselves as a Leapfrog™ Grade A hospital. That makes Memorial among the top hospitals in the nation for quality and patient safety. We are the only large hospital in New Mexico and the only hospital in Las Cruces to receive this coveted Grade A designation.
November 3, 2017
On the 3rd of November, I will have had the privilege of working as the CEO Memorial Medical Center for four years. What a metamorphosis we have seen at Memorial during this time. I cannot say enough about our superb staff of doctors, nurses, officers and directors, along with a who’s who of southern New Mexico on our Board of Trustees.
October 10, 2017
After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In fact, one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. And with October designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this is a great time to bring attention to this disease. At Memorial Medical Center, we want all of the women in our community to understand their risk, be alert to the signs and symptoms and recognize the crucial role that healthy lifestyles and early detection play in fighting breast cancer.
September 27, 2017
New Mexico legislators traveled to Las Cruces this month to hold a session on issues affecting the southern part of the state. During their session at the Burrell College, I was asked to speak about healthcare in New Mexico.