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More than 7,120 Babies Born at Presbyterian in 2011

Release Date:

January 30, 2012

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:

  • Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis delivered 1,310 babies, including 14 sets of twins
  • Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso delivered 362 babies, including two sets of twins
  • Presbyterian Española Hospital delivered 300 babies, including two sets of twins
  • Socorro 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.

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 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.  

Press Contact:

Niki Allcorn
Communications Specialist
E-mail: nallcorn@phs.org 
505-923-6535

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