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5th Annual For the Health of It!


Join us on Saturday, June 13 at the Taos Youth and Family Center for the 5th Annual For the Health of It! 5k/10k | Walk | Fun Run.

Holy Cross Hospital’s For the Health of It! is about our community coming together to celebrate health and support people struggling with cancer.

By walking or running we support friends, neighbors, and families in Taos and Colfax Counties who are struggling with cancer.

All proceeds stay local to support Cancer Support Services.

Use the following links to Register Online, Make a Donation to Taos Cancer Support Services, or Learn More about the event.




Our annual Radio-a-Thon takes place on Wednesday, June 3 from 7:00 - 10:00 AM on these DMC radio stations:

  • KKIT 95.9 FM   (737-5548)
  • KXMT 99.1 FM   (758-5968)
  • KKTC 99.9 FM/100.7 FM   (758-1007)

Listen to your favorite DJ and call-in to make a donation.

All proceeds stay local to support Cancer Support Services in Taos and Colfax Counties.

Taos Health Systems Welcomes Bill Patten

Our new CEO introduces himself and describes his plans for Taos Health Systems

Meet Bill Patten, the new CEO of Taos Health Systems. In this video Bill introduces himself and describes his on going plans for Taos Health Systems.


Doctor Cockburn is my specialist and I’ve visited with him for over 10 years. I respect him very very much and I can’t say enough positive things about him. He’s appreciated and respected. I have faith in him and he has always treated me very well as a patient. I’m very comfortable discussing sensitive issues with Doctor Cockburn. He’s more than qualified to advise me. He gives me all the information I need from a technical standpoint and has kept me updated on new procedures regarding medical advances. These advance present options for my medical care. I make decisions about my health, but he advises me very well to helps me make good choices. He is a gentleman and a doctor that knows his business and his craft very well. But, I can also speak with him on a personal level because his manner with me is excellent. When I have questions of a very personal nature, I can ask him and I always get a straight answer.

Dr. Cockburn is a very important part of my life right now, I’m 75 years old and at this age you start developing things you need advice on, so I go to him for advice. He gives me good advice and if he isn’t able to care for me because what I need is outside of his specialty he refers me to other people, other doctors, to visit with from time to time so I can get an even clearer view from them, then come back to Dr. Cockburn to discuss more with him. Dr. Cockburn is not only my doctor, but he’s also a very good friend. I plan to consult with him and my healthcare in the future for as long as I have a future. Dr. Lucas Schreiber is my family doctor, who I also trust and like very much.

Community Health Needs Assesment

Taos Health Systems recently completed an assessment of health needs for residents in Taos County. We have also developed a plan for using its services to respond to the significant community needs identified in the report.  A copy of the report is available for your review here and is available for inspection and copying in the hospital’s administrative office, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm.

Taos Health Systems will revise its implementation efforts each year and undertake a new study to revise this report in two to three years. Your review is encouraged and submission of comments for consideration is welcomed.  Please take the time to review the needs identified in the report and help the hospital take actions to make improvements resulting in Taos County being an increasingly healthy place to live.

Follow this link to view the report.

For further information please contact Russell Mark in the Health Outreach Department at (575) 751-5711.

Holy Cross Hospital Updates

In an effort to help our community understand the changes happening in health care and at the hospital, we will be posting regular updates from the administration at Holy Cross Hospital to help share some internal information with the public.

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The Changing Face of American Health Care

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March 2010 is changing health care in America. Among other things, the law is already having an enormous impact on the way health care is funded.

We know that people have a lot of questions about what's happening in health care and at the hospital. We've put together this article to help educate you about the changes happening at Holy Cross Hospital.

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