October 2017 CEO Newsletter

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.

Be Your Own Breast Friend

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 2017 CEO Newsletter

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.

August 2017 CEO Newsletter

August 30, 2017

I was very proud to be a part of the second White Coat Ceremony at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) on Saturday, August 12th. It is an honor to serve on the Board at BCOM. We are fortunate to have quality medical students studying right here in southern New Mexico; it is certainly our goal that many will decide to stay in this area to help fill a great need we have for family doctors.

World Breastfeeding Week: The Benefits of Breastfeeding

July 31, 2017

Healthy behaviors for new moms and babies take the spotlight August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an opportunity for health-related groups across the world to focus their efforts on the benefits of breastfeeding. Launched in 1991 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), WBW aims to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” This year, the organization is placing particular emphasis on working together for the common good.

July 2017 CEO Newsletter

July 31, 2017

On July 13th, the Senate introduced the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Health Bill. The overall effect of the proposed healthcare reform stands to have lasting detrimental effects on New Mexico and our region.

Summer Safety: Tips to Keep Your Summer Fun and Injury Free

July 5, 2017

Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

June 2017 CEO Newsletter

June 22, 2017

Healthcare is changing. Consumerism is a trend that has been growing for the past decade. Patients no longer just go where their doctor sends them. As consumers of healthcare, they are trying to make the best decision based on quality, reputation and cost, just as they do with other purchases.

Men, Take Your Health to the Next Level

June 2, 2017

It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health Network, men die an average of almost five years earlier than women, and at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death.

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