• Director of Surgical Services Position Filled

    Christina Hull, PA-C, Accepts Offer from Taos Health Systems   For well over a year, Christina Hull, PA-C, has done an excellent job as Interim Director of Surgical Services for Taos Health Systems. She has now been offered the permanent position. Vice President of Patient Care and Chief Nursing Officer Denise Clark announced her acceptance of the offer on April 5, 2017 to the entire or

  • The HUM - March 2017

    The HUM is a newsletter that we deliver to the public four times a year. This edition includes many updates regarding the conversions to a Critical Access Hospital as well as important information regarding other changes throughout our health system. Read The HUM!

  • Denise Clark BSN, MHA, RN joins Taos Health Systems as our new Chief Nursing Officer

    Denise Clark was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in Florida. Growing up, she lived in Okeechobee, Jacksonville Beach and Lakeland, Florida. In 1973 Denise met and married her husband in Florida. Denise didn’t start her professional career in the healthcare industry. She began a successful career in business and industry in non-traditional sectors like mining, uranium extraction,

  • Holy Cross Hospital Celebrates National Hospital Week, May 8-16 making important strides in improving quality and protecting safety of hospital patients.

    This month Governor Susana Martinez issued a proclamation designating the week of May 8 through 14 as National Hospital week in New Mexico. The Governor cited the important contributions made by the state’s hospitals to the health of our communities and the economic wellbeing of our state. Holy Cross Hospital and the 45 members of the the New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) are &nbs

  • Holy Cross Hospital passes another successful re-accreditation by DNV GL

    When you need health care services you want and expect to receive the best and safest care possible, Holy Cross Hospital is always working to offer you that expected care and more. One way we do that is through our accreditation. We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our re-accreditation process from DNV GL - Healthcare. By earning this re-accreditation, Holy Cross Hospital

  • American Cancer Society Seeks Volunteers to Play Critical Role in its Cancer-Fighting Mission

    English and Bilingual Spanish Speaking Volunteers needed to support programs for cancer patients The American Cancer Society, the leading organization dedicated to freeing the world from the pain and suffering of cancer, is seeking English and bilingual Spanish speaking volunteers to make a positive difference in the lives of cancer patients and their families in Taos. More than two and a ha

  • Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Stress Free Holiday Season

    The winter holiday season brings a lot of rejoicing and a chance to share happy memories with family and friends. However, the desire to make the holidays picture-perfect can also bring some serious stress. Overindulging on holiday treats, racking up miles with far-away family visits and excessive spending on all of those “holiday specials” can make stress very difficult to manage.

  • 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 elig

  • Holy Cross Hospital is excited to announce that Mary Seiler, MD has joined the hospitalist team.

    Dr. Seiler, a native of Taos and a graduate of Taos High School, has come home to serve her community.  She says she’s excited to care for patients in Taos because people seem to care about each other in this community. “Though we may go about it in different ways, I sincerely believe that everybody here wants our community to thrive,” said Seiler.  Dr. Se

  • Thank you to all employees of Taos Health Systems

    I would like to thank each and every employee of Taos Health Systems for their part in responding to the recent hazmat situation at Holy Cross Hospital. Our employees selflessly handled the situation and went above and beyond to keep our community safe. Their service has not gone unrecognized. The situation was very rare, unexpected and dangerous, but through the work of our employees, medical s

  • World Breastfeeding Week

    The Taos Latch On Breastfeeding Coalition is taking part in a world-wide effort to ensure that working mothers continue to breastfeed. Latch On invites the community to a free celebration of World Breastfeeding Week at Twirl toy store on Wednesday August 6 from 11 am to 1 pm. Taos joins communities in 175 countries worldwide in celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, an international initiative of

  • Kids First Penasco is Restructuring

    Kids First Peñasco, a program of Taos Health Systems, is changing/re-structuring to offer new services and therapies to families in Peñasco. After 3 years of successful collaboration with Los Brazos and the Peñasco Independent School District, the Kids First Peñasco Program is now poised to collaborate with a new health partner, Non-Violence Works, Inc. Since 2004,

  • You are Invited to a Special Ribbon Cutting Honoring Dr. Oskar Moller

    Join Holy Cross Hospital for a special ribbon cutting to honor the late Dr. Oskar Moller and his family. The ribbon cutting and reception will take place this Thursday, July 23, beginning at 5:30 pm. We will meet in the Holy Cross Hospital Radiology waiting area then proceed to the new Oskar Moller Discharge Lounge. After the ribbon cutting refreshments will be served in

  • Home Visitors Receive Infant Massage Training

    Taos First Steps, a program of Holy Cross Hospital, Teaches Parents and Caregivers techniques and Benefits of Infant Massage. All 10 of the First Steps home visitors have recently completed infant massage training through the International Institute of Infant Massage in Albuquerque. The training is a very full experience designed to train instructors to teach infant touch and massage to parents

  • Successful 2015 Contract Ratification

    1199 NM and Management have both ratified the new Union Contract effective June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2018. This year was a full contract review which happens every three years. Everyone worked hard to make it successful with a contract that benefits everyone. Together they used a new process to negotiate called Interest Based Bargaining (IBB), which began with consensus on Ground Rules to define t

  • Cancer Support Services and For the Health of It!

    It’s time to get out your walking/running shoes. Grab your friends, family and/or neighbors and join us for our 5th Annual For the Health of It!, our 5K/10K race, walk and fun run. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, June 13 at the Taos Youth and Family Center. Holy Cross Hospital’s For the Health of It! is about our community coming together to celebrate health an

  • Integrative Health Services Celebrates 10 Years

    Holy Cross Hospital’s Integrative Health Services program The CARE Team is celebrating their 10 year anniversary. The program offers integrative therapies to help inpatients heal faster and recover better. The CARE Team is celebrating by having a CARE Team Awareness Day on Tuesday, May 12th from 8 am – 12 noon in the hospital’s Day Surgery Lobby. During this time they will offe

  • Theresa Valerio Receives Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certification

    Theresa Valerio, Clinical Director of Nursing Services for Holy Cross Hospital, completed and passed the exam from the American Nurses Credentialing Center to receive her Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certification (NEA-BC).  Board Certification is not required; however it is an important step in professional development. It allows professionals to stay up-to-date with the latest advance

  • Diagnose Heart Disease with Breakthrough Technology in Taos

    Using Computed Tomography (CT) to diagnose cardiovascular disease gives physicians the ability to project a patient’s future risk for heart attack or stroke before symptoms occur. Holy Cross Hospital has this technology. The technology uses a state of the art 64-slice CT scanner and sophisticated software to detect heart disease before symptoms develop by creating detailed images of the

  • Medical Errors: Tips to Help Prevent Them

    Government agencies, purchasers of group health care, physicians and other health care providers are working together to make the U.S. health care system safer. The single most important way you can help to prevent errors is to be an active member of your health care team. That means taking part in every decision about your health care. Research shows that patients who are more involved with