New Mexico Hospitals Awarded Top Honors in Quality

Quest for Excellence Awards

Three New Mexico hospitals earned the Quest for Excellence Award, the New Mexico Hospital Association’s (NMHA’s) premier honor for advancing patient safety, performance improvement and quality. Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, N.M. received the top overall award with Las Cruces, N.M.’s hospitals MountainView Regional Medical Center being named the large hospital award winner, and Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico the specialty hospital winner.

  1. Lincoln County Medical Center (pdf)
  2. MountainView Regional Medical Center (pdf)
  3. Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico (pdf)
Questions about NMHA's strategic focus on hospital quality and patient safety? Dan Lanari:  dlanari@nmhsc.com

Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Awards

Critical Access and Rural Hospitals
Five New Mexico hospitals, serving the state’s rural communities, earned the 2019 Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) award for hospital quality. These hospitals were honored for projects that enlisted multiple teams and approaches to reduce hospital readmissions, the occurrence of infections and adverse drug events. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the 74th Annual Meeting of the NMHA in Albuquerque. The HIIN Critical Access/Rural Hospital awardees are:  Holy Cross Medical Center (Taos), Mimbres Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home (Deming), Miners’ Colfax Medical Center (Raton), Roosevelt General Hospital (Portales) and Socorro General Hospital (Socorro). 


Large Hospitals
Five of New Mexico’s largest hospitals earned the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Award for hospital quality. These hospitals were honored for projects that enlisted multiple teams and approaches to reduce hospital readmissions, the occurrence of infections and adverse drug events. The awards were presented in a ceremony at the 74th Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) in Albuquerque.  The HIIN General Acute Care Hospital awardees are: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (Alamogordo), Lovelace Women’s Hospital (Albuquerque), Memorial Medical Center (Las Cruces), Presbyterian Rust Medical Center (Rio Rancho) and University of New Mexico Hospital (Albuquerque).