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New Mexico Health Care

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 The Mission of the Department is to improve health outcomes, promote health and wellnessThe New Mexico Department of Health [1] is one of the agencies of the executive branch of New Mexico. The Mission of the Department is to improve health outcomes, promote health and wellness, and assure safety for all the people of the state.

There are 7 divisions in the Department, which consists of the Public Health Division, Scientific Laboratory Division, Epidemiology and Response Division, Division of Health Improvement (Health Facility & Certification), Administrative Services, Development Disabilities and Supports Division and Office of Facilities Management.

The health care facility of the state is strengthened through department activities that include contracted Primary and Rural Health care services, Emergency Medical Services, school-based health centers, Scientific Laboratory services, Health Statistics and Vital Records.

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Hospitals in New Mexico

There are many distinguished hospitals in New Mexico which efficiently serve to the masses of New Mexico. The hospitals in New Mexico are well furnished with all the modern facilities. The Hospital staff is also well trained and they offer their selfless services to the people of the state. Some of the Major Hospitals of the New Mexico include:

Hospital in New Mexico

University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center was created in 1994. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is comprised of UNM Hospitals, UNM College of Pharmacy, UNM College of Nursing, UNM School of Medicine, UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center and UNM Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center.

Contact Details
UNM Hospitals,
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone no: (505) 272-2111

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Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital

Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital was founded on 22nd January, 1986. The main motive of the hospital is to offer healthcare to the people of the region.

Contact Details
2669 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM  88310
Phone no: (575) 439-6100

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Lovelace Medical Center

This hospital is a patient-centered hospital that features state-of-the-art equipment and a round-the-clock Emergency Department. The Hospital offer high quality and high-tech medicine services to the people of the state. Lovelace Health System consists of Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital,  Lovelace Women's Hospital and Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center.

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Artesia General Hospital

The mission of the Artesia General Hospital is to improve the health and lives of the people of the state. The services offered by the hospital includes: Surgical Services, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Cardiopulmonary, Laboratory, Diabetic Educator, Ear, Nose,Throat, Emergency, Family Practice, Gastroenterology,   Nursing Units, Podiatry, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Care, Urology and Women's Services.

Contact Details
702 North 13th Street
Artesia, New Mexico 88210
Phone no: 575.748.3333

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New Mexico Medicaid

The New Mexico Health Department provides health coverage to thousands of people of the state. It offers health facilities to children, parents, pregnant women, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Depending on the income of the family one qualify for full or partial benefits.To be eligible for the medicaid you should belong to any of the following category:

  • Newborns
  • Children up to age 18
  • Parent(s) or Caretaker(s)
  • Pregnant women
  • Low income adults
  • Emergency Services for Aliens

Medicaid programs vary somewhat from state to state and also must follow federal guidelines. In order to receive Medicaid benefits one must be a US national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have low income. One must be also a resident of the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico Blood Banks

Blood Banks in New Mexico

The United Blood Services is a nonprofit community blood center which provides blood and blood products to more than 500 hospitals in 18 states in the United States. The United Blood Services was founded in the year 1943. Following are the various blood bank centers located in New Mexico

Address: United Blood Services
1515 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM  87102
Phone no: (800) 333-8037

Address: United Blood Services
475 East 20th St. #A
Farmington, NM  87401
Phone no: (888) 804-9913
Las Cruces
Address: United Blood Services
1200 Commerce Dr.
Las Cruces, NM  88011
Phone no: (575) 527-1322

Rio Rancho
Address: United Blood Services
2003 Southern Blvd. S.E., Ste. 122
Rio Rancho, NM  87124
Phone no: (505) 246-1458
Santa Fe
Address: United Blood Services
2801 Rodeo Rd., Ste. C1-C2
Santa Fe, NM  87505
Phone no: (505) 246-1418

New Mexico Lions Eye bank

New Mexico Lions Eye Bank

The  New Mexico Lions Eye Bank[2] was established in the year 1962. This eye bank provides eye banking services to patients, surgeons and hospitals in the state for more than 50 years. The mission of this eye bank is to relieve people suffering by giving human tissue for research, transplant and medical education in their community and throughout the world.

Contact Details:
New Mexico Lions Eye Bank
2501 Yale Boulevard SE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone no: 505-266-3937
Toll Free Phone no: 888-616-3937

New Mexico Health Care Programs

The Health Department of New Mexico has taken up several health care programs for the benefit of the people of New Mexico. Some of the Health care programs of New Mexico include:

Aspiration Prevention Program

This program is dedicated in reducing preventable aspiration in people with developmental disabilities. This program helps to recognize symptoms, risk factors, and to implement prevention interventions. Know more about Aspiration Prevention Program Click here.

Asthma Control Program

This program was financed by the CDC National Center for Environmental Health. The program, since 2000 has been engaged with different organizations throughout the state to help asthma disparities in order to decrease the state's burden of asthma. To know more about Asthma Control Program Click here.

Comprehensive Cancer Program

The Comprehensive Cancer Program has taken several measures to decrease cancer in the state. Some of the measures include: Promotion of healthy lifestyles to reduce cancer risk, Promotion of age-appropriate cancer screening tests, to increase access to high-quality cancer care, to improve the quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, support evidence-based activities and programs,to measure program outcomes and impact, to Foster collaboration among cancer control organizations to know more about Comprehensive Cancer Program Click here.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program started in the year 1991. Through this program services has been rendered to hundreds of women. This program is also responsible to improve access to high-quality cervical and breast cancer screening and also to increase public awareness through education about disease processes, prevention, and the importance of regular screening exams for early detection.

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

This program gives best medical care and to children with chronic medical conditions, who are not insured and who are not eligible for Medicaid. To know more about Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program Click here.

HIV Prevention Program

The main motive of the HIV Prevention Program is reduction of HIV transmission by funding, planning, coordinating and evaluating evidence-based HIV prevention interventions for at-risk populations across the state of New Mexico. . To know more about HIV Prevention Program Click here.

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Health Statistics and Vital Records of New Mexico

The statistical section of the Bureau of New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics (NMVRHS) looks after the analyzing and tabulation of vital records data, and using this data to analyze the health status of New Mexicans.

New Mexico Birth rates in 2013

Total number of Births: 26,242

New Mexico Mortality rate in 2013[4]
  • Male: 8,926
  • Female: 7,854
  • Total: 16,780
New Mexico Infant Mortality rates in 2013[5](rate per 1,000 live births in specified group)
  • Neonatal Deaths: 73.4%
  • Postneonatal Deaths: 26.6%
  • Total Deaths: 143
Number of Deaths for 10 Leading Causes of Death in 2013[6]
  • Malignant neoplasms (cancer):3,454
  • Diseases of heart: 3,385
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 1,223
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 1,048
  • Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke):679
  • Diabetes mellitus: 641
  • Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis: 445
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide):427
  • Alzheimer's disease: 339
  • Influenza and pneumonia: 332


  1. New Mexico Health Department
  2. New Mexico Lions Eye bank
  3. New Mexico Vital Records
  4. New Mexico Mortality rate
  5. New Mexico Infant Mortality rates
  6. 10 Leading Causes of Death in New Mexico
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