Mill Levy Election - March 8th
A special election on March 8th to support your local hospital
Holy Cross Hospital needs your help. We are asking Taos County residents to vote yes on the mill levy during the March 8th special election. If passed, the mill levy will help keep quality healthcare services available locally, and allow us to purchase new medical equipment and perform much needed upgrades and improvements to our facility.
The 1 mill increase in taxes will only affect land owners in Taos County, and will only increase land taxes by around $33.33 per $100,000 in assessed property value per year and will be in place for four years.
Upcoming Mill Levy Meetings & Forums
Presentation to Taos Retirement Village Residents (Renee Sudborough presenting); Wednesday, February 10 - 2:00 pm
Tabling at the Chamisal Senior Center; Thursday, February 11 - 12:00 noon
Tabling at the Amalia Senior Center; Tuesday, February 16 - 12:00 noon
Peñasco Public Forum (Peñasco Community Center); Sunday, February 21 - 2:00 pm
Presentation to Centinel Bank; Tuesday, February 23 - 7:45 am
Presentation to Taos Rotary (El Taoseño); Wednesday, February 24 - 7:20 am
Taos Public Forum (KTAOS); Monday, February 29 - 5:00 pm
For more information about the Mill Levy click here
Holy Cross Hospital Updates
Board review by Bill and Steve
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.
These are the updates on the Board Meeting on January 27, 2016.
Holy Cross Hospital Top Performer for Patient Safety in New Mexico According to Leapfrog's Fall 2015 National Hospital Safety Score
Patient safety is about how hospitals and other health care organizations protect their patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Strong health care teams reduce infection rates, put checks in place to prevent mistakes, and ensure strong lines of communication between hospital staff, patients, and families. The Leapfrog Group has announced its hospital safety scores for all eligible hospitals in the U.S., and Holy Cross Hospital was one of four hospitals in New Mexico to receive a B (there were no A’s).
Taos Health Systems CEO - CFO Change of Employment
The current management agreement between Taos Health Systems (THS) and Quorum Health Resources LLC (Quorum) expires in April, 2016. Prior to entering into discussions regarding the process by which this contract might be updated/renewed, THS and Quorum have agreed to enter into negotiations related to the employment status of the current CEO, Bill Patten, and the current CFO, Steve Rozenboom. The desired outcome of these negotiations is for Patten and Rozenboom to become directly employed by THS. These negotiations will be completed prior to any renewal of the management agreement.
For more information please contact:
Bill Patten, CEO, at 575-751-5766
Chris Stagg, Board President, at 575-776-7490
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.
For further information please contact Russell Mark in the Health Outreach Department at (575) 751-5711.
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