ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The stork spent a lot of time at
Presbyterian hospitals in 2011, delivering more than 7,120 babies.
With hospitals located in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Clovis,
Ruidoso, Española, Socorro and Tucumcari, Presbyterian had at total of 7,121 deliveries
last year. In 2011, Presbyterian hospitals delivered more babies than any other
hospital system in New Mexico.
Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Hospital helped deliver 4,832
babies to their new families in Central New Mexico. This number of births included
96 sets of twins, plus one set of triplets.
Even though Rio Rancho’s Rust Medical Center was only open
for two and a half months in 2011, the new hospital welcomed 166 babies into
the world, including one set of twins.
Presbyterian’s Regional facilities welcomed more than 2,100
babies last year:
Regional Medical Center in Clovis delivered 1,310 babies, including 14 sets of
County Medical Center in Ruidoso delivered 362 babies, including two sets of
Española Hospital delivered 300 babies, including two sets of twins
General Hospital delivered 151 babies
Presbyterian has many different resources for women
throughout pregnancy. The Women's Health, Education and Resource Center offers
videos, information regarding nutrition, health habits, exercise and fetal
growth and development to women across the state. Childbirth and parenting
classes are held weekly. Presbyterian also offers a Doula program. A Doula is
an experienced labor support specialist that provides emotional and physical
support for laboring women and their partners. Women interested in receiving
resources, the classes or in the Doula program should call 505-724-6500.
Presbyterian 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 and its largest provider of care. Presbyterian offers eight
hospitals, a statewide health plan, and a growing multi-specialty medical
group. Presbyterian is the second largest private employer in New Mexico with
more than 9,000 respected employees and growing.