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Presbyterian holds community grand opening celebration for Rust Medical Center

—Signpost Staff

Presbyterian Healthcare Services held a community grand opening celebration on October 22 to celebrate Rio Rancho’s first full-service hospital’s opening.

Governor Susanna Martinez, Congressman Ben Ray Lujan, and Rio Rancho Mayor, Thomas Swisstack were on hand to provide remarks, joining Presbyterian’s president, and CEO, Jim Hinton with elected officials, community leaders, Presbyterian employees, and thousands of community members.

The medical center has 68 private patient rooms, a full-service emergency department, a state-of-the-art women’s center, labor and delivery unit, operating rooms, catheterization lab, and a physician office building. The new hospital is home to more than 450 employees and physicians. The operation of the center is partially funded by Sandoval County property taxes, which were imposed by voters in 2008.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system, and its largest provider of care. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with more than 9,000 employees.
   

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