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Construction at Rust Medical Center to reroute Emergency Department Entrance

May 23, 2014

RIO RANCHO, NM—On May 27, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center will begin construction of a new patient tower that will temporarily reroute the current Emergency Department entrance on the west side of the hospital.

During the construction, patients will access the Emergency Department through the main entrance of the hospital, where they will be escorted or directed down a hallway. Parking will be available in the lots closest to the main entrance of the hospital and to the east of the Physician Office Building.  Patients experiencing a medical emergency should continue to call 911. Ambulance traffic will still have direct access into the Rust Emergency Department.

The current Emergency Department entrance is expected to reopen in March 2015. 


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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 10,000 employees.

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Amanda Schoenberg
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