Exciting news from The UNM Health Sciences Center Newsbeat...

UNM School of Medicine develops 'PALMS' app to help patients manage alcohol use

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is testing an application called the Personal Alcohol Management System -- or PALMS -- to gauge a patient's alcohol use before a doctor's appointment.  read more


In the right place at the right time

Wentzel, 41, a third-year student in the UNM School of Medicine and a registered nurse, discovered a young woman sprawled on the floor. He knelt down to check her vital signs and was dismayed to find she had no pulse and wasn’t breathing. read more

New state-of-the-art spine center opens at UNM SRMC

UNM's Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is celebrating the opening of a new spine center offering  patients a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical technology developed by a University of New Mexico medical school alumnus.  read more

UNM SRMC and ABQ Health Partners team up to run new bariatric surgery program

Dr. Ryan Tyner is used to achieving near-miraculous results when he performs minimally invasive gastric sleeve or gastric bypass bariatric surgery on severely obese patients.   read more

Bariatric surgery patient enjoys her "second chance"

Following her first bariatric surgery in 2009, Dollinda Jorgensen lost more than 100 pounds after receiving a lap-band. But she credits her second operation at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center in 2013 – when a gastric sleeve replaced the lap-band – with “giving me a sense of control back in my life.”   read more


Hospital reps set to explain plans to county commission

The Sandoval County Commission will meet Thursday to hear presentations from area hospitals about their plans.

Commissioners will also discuss grant applications to pay for programs that reduce DWI and alcohol abuse.   read more


Rio Rancho’s UNM hospital honored

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Leaving satisfied: SRMC focuses on the patient experience

When Sandy Aschenbrenner flipped her four-wheeler while off-roading in the Jemez Mountains last fall, the heavy ATV crushed her left arm against a rock, shattering the bones.   read more

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center honored for patient satisfaction

Rio Rancho hospital receives Press Ganey award for achieving 95th percentile in patient satisfaction... The University of New Mexico's Sandoval Regional Medical Center is in elite company when it comes to patient satisfaction. The Rio Rancho hospital has been named a 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.   read more

Transferring care to SRMC clinics quick and easy

Looking for quicker access to specialty medial care? Administrators at the Sandoval Regional Medical Center are reminding patients in Albuqeurque and elsewhere that it's easy to transfer a clinic or surgery appointment to the new hospital in Rio Rancho.   read more

Family fun on tap for 2nd annual SRMC community health fair

Families will be able to receive free flu shots, food and giveaways Saturday at the Second Annual UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Community Health Fair. The fair will also feature children's activities.   read more


SRMC "Best Place to Work in NM"

On Wednesday, December 13th, New Mexico Business Weekly announced that Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) was voted as the Best Place to Work in New Mexico in the Large Company category, which includes businesses with 151 or more employees.   read more


UNM SRMC Opens Doors to Patients July 16

The Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will open its doors Monday, July 16 at 9 a.m. for patient care. The $189 million, 72-bed hospital will not only bring greater access to health care to the people of Sandoval County, but will provide a major boost to the local and state economy.   read more

Sandoval Regional Medical Center Holds Grand Opening

The University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) held its grand opening on July 7, 2012 and will be taking patients soon.

SRMC has a total of 72 inpatient beds and is comprised of two 24-bed medical/surgical units with 12 intensive care beds, 12 senior behavioral health beds, and 13 emergency medicine beds.   read more