ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Tomorrow, October 24, Presbyterian
Healthcare Services officially marks 104 years of service to New Mexico and
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, Presbyterian’s newest hospital,
celebrates its first birthday.
In 1908, the Reverend Hugh Cooper founded the Southwestern
Presbyterian Sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. It was a tiny, five-bedroom cottage in
Albuquerque where Presbyterian Hospital on Central Avenue still stands today.
Now, Presbyterian is New Mexico’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system with
eight hospitals across the state, a medical group and a health plan.
This week, Rust Medical Center welcomed its 1,000th baby.
Since opening, Rust Medical Center has performed almost 4,000 surgeries, seen
more than 28,000 patients in the emergency room and admitted 4,624 patients to
Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the
communities we serve. Presbyterian was founded in New Mexico in 1908, and is
the state’s only private, not-for-profit healthcare system. Presbyterian offers
eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical
group. Presbyterian employees more than 9,000 respected employees.