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.

Back To School is a Great Time To Head Back to the Doctor

August 8, 2017

Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. And while it may not be the brightest part of summer, Dr. Dolores Gomez, Chief Medical Officer, Memorial Medical Center says it’s essential.

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.

May 2017 CEO Newsletter

June 2, 2017

Memorial Medical Center is one of the largest of 72 LifePoint Health hospitals across the country and had the pleasure of hosting senior leadership from Nashville on May 18th. They were here to experience first-hand our commitment to patient care and safety and see the opportunity we have to expand quality care across Southern New Mexico.

April 2017 CEO Newsletter

April 20, 2017

It has been my honor and privilege to meet with Governor Martinez several times during the 2017 legislative session to represent the interests of the healthcare community and the people of New Mexico who are at risk of losing access to healthcare under proposed legislation.

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