SANTA FE, N.M. – To provide more choice and greater access to care for residents of Santa Fe County, Presbyterian Healthcare Services is planning to build a new medical center in Las Soleras development near Cerrillos Road and I-25.
“We are embarking on an innovative healthcare model in Santa Fe,” said Helen Brooks, Santa Fe area administrator. “The new medical center will focus on the needs of patients today—better coordinated care in the outpatient settings where most care already occurs. Our goal is to complement existing services to improve the quality, experience and lower the total cost of care for our community.”
The proposed medical center would include a wide breadth of outpatient clinical services, an Emergency Department, and inpatient beds. Presbyterian expects to submit a formal proposal to the city of Santa Fe in April. If approved, the first phase of the new medical center could open in early 2018.
Presbyterian will eventually create a medical campus that will also include other community healthcare providers. This approach is intended to provide a more seamless care experience for patients and serve the unique needs of Santa Fe residents.
Presbyterian is also expanding its existing clinic on St. Michael’s Drive by 4,000 square feet, adding 13 patient exam rooms and more services. Work started in March 2016 and is scheduled to be complete by fall 2016.
In addition to five primary care providers, a pharmacist clinician and a psychologist, the clinic offers a walk-in clinic for urgent needs, a TriCore Reference Lab, and radiology services. Specialty services include OB/GYN, neurology, endocrinology, cardiology and orthopedics. Additional internal medicine providers will be added this year.
The clinic uses a patient-centered medical home model, which emphasizes teamwork, coordination and technology – with the patient at its center.
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 eight 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 approximately 11,000 employees.