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Mayor Swisstack to attend Presbyterian's 19th annual Memorial Tree Lighting

December 2, 2013
RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Rio Rancho Mayor Tom Swisstack will join Presbyterian staff, patients and members of the community at Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation’s 19th Annual Memorial Tree Lighting on December 3. For the last 19 years, Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation has held a Memorial Tree ornament sale to benefit the Presbyterian Hospice Program. At the tree lighting, the community will have an opportunity to come together to remember patients and family members who have died this year. The event will be held at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center and is open to the public. Refreshments will follow a brief program.
Members of the media are invited to attend:

WHAT:                19th Annual Memorial Tree Lighting
WHO:                  Mayor Swisstack, Presbyterian staff, patients and members of the community
WHERE:              Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
                          2400 Unser Blvd. SE
                          Rio Rancho, NM 87124
WHEN:                Tuesday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m.
Ornaments are sponsored by Bohannan Huston, Inc., and proceeds from the sale help pay for bereavement materials, counseling and assist patients with financial hardships. Ornaments are available through December 6 and can be purchased at, by calling 505-724-6577 or onsite the day of the event. They cost $15 each with a $5 charge for personalization.
Artists from Escribiente, Albuquerque’s Calligraphic Society, can personalize the handmade terra cotta ornaments with the name of a loved one as a tribute if desired. Ornaments can be hung on one of the Presbyterian Memorial Trees through the holiday season and mailed at the beginning of the year or mailed immediately after purchase.
About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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. Presbyterian has 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 employees. 

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Amanda Schoenberg
Communications Specialist
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