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Minimally Invasive Surgery Available in Taos

Faster recovery, smaller incision, less scaring. 

Our minimally invasive experts provide personal care to every patient. They will have you home doing the things you love in no time. And, you don’t have to leave Taos to receive great care.

What is Minimally Invasive Surgery? Minimally invasive surgeries are performed through tiny incisions instead of one large opening. A long, thin tube with a miniature camera attached at the end (called an endoscope) is passed through one of the incisions. Images from the endoscope are projected onto monitors in the operating room so surgeons can get a clear (and magnified) view of the surgical area. Special instruments are passed through the other openings. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery by exploring, removing, or repairing whatever's wrong inside the body. Because the incisions are small, patients tend to have quicker recovery times and less discomfort than with conventional surgery — all with the same benefits.

Who should have minimally invasive surgery? Only your surgeon can determine if a minimally invasive surgery is right for you. They will conduct a comprehensive evaluation and consider several factors before determining if the procedure is an option for you.

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Community Health Needs Assessment

Taos Community Health Needs Assessment Survey (2016)

The Taos County Health Assessment surveys local residents every three years to identify local strengths, household challenges and issues, as well as the perception of needs in the area.

Results of the 2013 survey were used to document need and develop plans that make Taos County a healthier place to live. Thank you for taking the time to take the survey. The 2016 survey is now closed.

In about three months, Holy Cross Hospital will publish the results of this and other data collection efforts, along with anticipated responses to identified needs. It will be available for free to any interested individual.

Should you have any questions about the survey, please contact the administration of Holy Cross Hospital at (575) 751-5766.


Encuesta de las necesidades de salud de la comunidad del condado de Taos (2016)

La Evaluación de salud del condado de Taos realiza una encuesta a los residentes locales cada tres años para identificar las fortalezas locales, desafíos y problemas del grupo familiar, así como sobre la percepción de las necesidades en el área.

Los resultados de la encuesta 2013 se utilizaron para documentar la necesidad y desarrollar los planes que hace que el condado de Taos sea un lugar más saludable para vivir. Sus opiniones continúan siendo valiosas y son necesarias para guiar las mejoras del futuro. 

En casi tres meses, Holy Cross Hospital publicará los resultados de esta y otras iniciativas de recopilación de datos, junto con las respuestas anticipadas a las necesidades identificadas. Estará disponible de forma gratuita para cualquier persona interesada.

Exhorte a otras personas a que participen en el estudio.

Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de la encuesta, comuníquese con la administración del Holy Cross?Hospital (575) 751-5766.


2013 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan

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 John Hutchinson in the Health Outreach Department at (575) 737-3374.

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.

In his video, Bill Patten addresses the public concern regarding Holy Cross Hospital's possible shift over to a critical access hospital. 

These are the updates on the Board Meeting on June 22nd, 2016.


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