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Memorial Medical Center donated $32.7 million in health services, paid $108 million in salaries in 2020


Memorial Medical Center (MMC) added 121 providers and made more than $2.2 million in capital improvements in 2020. The hospital also donated nearly $33 million in health services to those in need.

The numbers are among the highlights in MMC’s 2020 community benefit report.

In 2020, the hospital distributed more than $108 million in salaries, wages and benefits to its more than 1,400 employees, and provided more than $41,000 in professional development and tuition assistance “to help its staff grow professionally and expand their expertise and experience to continue finding newer and better ways to care for patients,” MMC said in a news release about the report.

“Our mission of Making Communities Healthier has always been central to the role we play in Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and the surrounding area,” said MMC CEO John Harris. “When our region found itself impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, that mission became even more critical to the well-being of our community. Health and safety mean everything at Memorial, which is why more than 85 percent of our staff and providers are vaccinated against Covid-19. We are also proud to have administered 23,640 Covid-19 vaccine doses to the community with the support of local and state agencies and our national healthcare network.”

MCC paid more than $20 million in local and state taxes in 2020, the report shows, “demonstrating its dedication to fiscal responsibility, being a good community partner and supporting the economic health of southern New Mexico,” the news release said.

Read the full report at www.mmclc.org/sites/memorial/assets/uploads/2020MemorialCBR.pdf.

MMC was named “Best Hospital” in the Reader’s Choice Award from 2005-18 and 2021. It received numerous other prestigious awards including Best Place to Work 2021 and Best Cancer Center 2021. Its services include emergency, critical care, cardiovascular, orthopedic, weight loss, heartburn, cancer, imaging, interventional, robotic and general surgery programs. MMC has the only neonatal and pediatric intensive care units in the region. Memorial earned the “High Five Guiding Principle Award” in 2020, a distinction reserved for the top hospital among 88 hospitals company-wide for LifePoint Health.

Visit www.mmclc.org.