LC will get state’s first freestanding emergency department

LC will get state’s first freestanding emergency department

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Animated image of the proposed emergency department building. Courtesy photo.
Animated image of the proposed emergency department building. Courtesy photo.

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MountainView Regional Medical Center is breaking ground on New Mexico’s first freestanding emergency department. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Wednesday, March 1 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at 2811 N. Main Street.

“Demand for emergency services in Las Cruces continues to increase, and MountainView Emergency Center at Main will provide an additional access point for care to people living on the northeast side of Las Cruces,” said Denten Park, chief executive officer at MountainView Regional Medical Center. “We’re pleased to be able to continue to grow to serve our community.”

MountainView Emergency Center at Main will be equipped to treat patients with illnesses and injuries that require a higher level of care than urgent care facilities offer. The free-standing emergency department will have 10 private patient rooms with radiology and lab services on site. It will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Many emergent conditions can be effectively managed at freestanding emergency departments without the need for transfer to a traditional hospital setting.

“Our physician team is excited to be a part of New Mexico’s first freestanding emergency department,” said Michael Borunda, MD, medical director for the emergency department at MountainView. “We’re committed to providing excellent care at both locations.”

MountainView Regional Medical Center is investing more than $10 million in the new facility. Nearly 30 new local jobs will be created to serve patients at the new center, including registered nurses, lab, imaging, admitting and environmental services staff.

This is the most recent investment MountainView has made to improve emergency services in Dona Ana county. In July 2016, the hospital completed a $5-million expansion and renovation of its main campus emergency department, expanding from 10 beds to 22 beds.

About MountainView Regional Medical Center

MountainView Regional Medical Center, a 168-bed hospital in Las Cruces, NM, offers a wide variety of services to the community including inpatient and outpatient care, diagnostic imaging, and emergency, medical and surgical care. From advanced brain and spine surgery, minimally invasive robotic surgery and open heart surgery to preventative primary care and specialty care through our integrated delivery network, we strive to offer quality medical care to our friends and neighbors in Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and throughout southern New Mexico. As an accredited chest pain center, certified joint replacement center, certified primary stroke center, baby friendly hospital, and dual certified bariatric surgery center, we are committed to offering nationally recognized care. For more information on the services offered, visit www.MountainViewRegional.com.  

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