SANTA FE, N.M. – On April 1, Presbyterian Healthcare Services began offering hospice services for the first time in northern New Mexico while expanding existing home health services to more patients in this area.
This expansion provides services previously not available to patients in this area. Presbyterian offers Home Health and hospices services in communities across the state including Albuquerque, Española, Clovis, Tucumcari, Socorro, and now Santa Fe.
These new and expanded services follow Presbyterian Medical Services (PMS)' decision to discontinue their home health and hospice program in Santa Fe.
"PMS is a long-standing and valued partner of ours across New Mexico," said Nancy Guinn, M.D., Medical Director, Presbyterian Healthcare at Home. "We have been pleased to work closely with PMS, as two not-for-profit organizations with similar missions, to transition these services and keep a critical community resource for patients in and around Santa Fe."
While Presbyterian did not purchase PMS' home health and hospice business, or any other PMS services, a team has been working with PMS to ensure continuity of care for the patients they served in northern New Mexico. PMS patients have the option to receive home health and hospice care with Presbyterian, or to choose another provider that meets their needs. Presbyterian has also hired many PMS home health and hospice employees based in Santa Fe.
"Hospice and home health care are important services for our community," Guinn added "This is an exciting opportunity to offer these additional services to patients in northern New Mexico."
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with more than 13,000 employees.