Presbyterian exists to improve the health of the patients, members and communities we serve.
Community Health at Presbyterian is the health system, individuals, families, and communities working together to improve health and well being. For this purpose a community is defined as the county in which the hospital is located.
Presbyterian is proposing to focus on 3 priorities; Eat Well, Be Active, Avoid Unhealthy Substance Use.
While Presbyterian has a long history of contributing to the communities we serve this focused approach will afford the opportunity to develop and implement an organized plan to improving the health of our communities.
In 2011 and 2012, Presbyterian completed a Community Health Assessment for each of our communities to identify the health issues facing our communities. The assessment is based on national, state and county data. We are asking for your input into the activities that Presbyterian should focus on to impact the health of the community. To provide feedback please e-mail Leigh Caswell or Sally Ironside.
In early 2012 Presbyterian collaborated with New Mexico First to conduct forums to help understand key drivers of some of the health issues facing our communities. The Community Health Forum Report and a letter to participants is available for review.