COVID-19 Resource Library


We're compiling and posting documents useful to New Mexico hospital leadership and staff. We've categorized materials from recent member conference calls and e-mail alerts by subject matter, and then into two categories:

1. Official/approved guidance is identified by issuing entity and release date.
2. Sample documents are presented as examples only and no endorsement or official position is implied.

FEMA: The Healthcare Resilience Task Force has created a COVID-19 Hospital Resource Package as a comprehensive resource offering guidance on common crisis challenges (15 April, 2020)

CMS: This Virtual Toolkit on COVID-19 includes all CMS partner resources, like podcasts and stakeholder calls (15 April, 2020)

CDC: Comprehensive Hospital Preparedness Checklist for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (25 March, 2019)

NM DOH: New Mexico COVID-19 Guide to Managing Facilities (23 March, 2020)


New  Per the recommendations of the State Medical Advisory Team (MAT) of 30 April, 2020, antibody tests are not recommended. Consistent with this position, the State Emergency rules on COVID-19 testing and treatment do not provide coverage of antibody tests free of charge nor by the Medicaid program, and providers should not require such tests, as clarified by the Superintendent of Insurance (28 May, 2020) 

NMDOH:  Statement from Sec. Kunkle Encouraging Testing for All Workers in New Mexico (11 May, 2020)

NMHA Status Report Hospital Financial Impact and Relief Funding Related to COVID-19 Pandemic (May 1, 2020)

NM DOH: Housing assistance is available for workers and patients who need to isolate away from home, including homeless folks who need safety. Read about Emergency Support Function #6

NM DOH DirectiveMedical providers to report screening, testing, and PPE data (3 April, 2020)--Use the NM DOH Provider Portal 

We're tracking financial mechanisms that may help hospitals: relief funding resource page

Hospital Services Corporation COVID-19 Resources
HSC, NMHA's for-profit counterpart, is open for business and providing services that are critical to hospitals--now more than ever.  From rapid-response staffing to emergency licensure and privileges, We're here to help. Read more.

Clinical Care


The State has a support line specifically for healthcare workers. It's available 24/7 to connect the hospital community to a professional counselor. Reasons to call 855-507-5509:

  • COVID-19 challenges at work or home 
  • stress, fear, anxiety or sadness about the essential work you are doing for others
  • the emotional impact of isolation due to physical distancing
  • to talk about what you are feeling, seeing, and hearing about in this pandemic
  • to talk about how to help a friend, colleague, or family member  you are concerned about 
Download the flyer to post and share.

Lovelace Health System New Mexico Resources
On April 16, NMHA coordinated a webinar with member colleagues from Lovelace who have shared these helpful documents on PPE, supplies and planning: 

University of Washington Hospitals

University of Washington Medicine Resource Site
Since February, clinical and administrative teams throughout the UW System (Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center-Montlake, UW Medical Center-Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics and Airlift Northwest) and partners Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have developed policies and protocols in response to the outbreak in Western Washington.  This link is provided as an additional resource for information and sample documents.

State of New Mexico departments charged with supporting families and communities in the care of children are sensitive to childcare needs of the healthcare workforce. The State is working to promote solutions for hospitals via increased flexibility in requirements and providing technical assistance in standing up daycare. 


Medically Necessary Healthcare, Scheduled/Elective Surgery

Find all MAT resources:

NM MAT: Resources for Re-Opening Medically Necessary Healthcare Services
Rohini McKee, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCRS, Workgroup Chair, is available for consultation with hospital teams

NHSN Reporting







PPE/Supplies (see also, Medical Devices)

NM DOH:  New Mexico Approves Battelle Critical Care Decontamination Systems (CCDS) for PPE and opens site at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Read more and view the product presentation and infographic from Battelle (28 April, 2020)

DOH Requires Reporting Compliance from Hospitals and Emergency Managers to Maintain Eligibility to Receive PPE from the State and Validates the Process to Request PPE Resources (24 April, 2020)

Emergency Supply Sourcing & PPE Request Process  (29 April , 2020)

  1. For PPE or medical supply requests, contact your county or city emergency manager who is working directly with the State and provide a 213RR PPE request form 
  2. Emergency managers who cannot fulfill requests directly must communicate directly with the state to request fulfillment/additional supplies        
  3. The state launched the COVID-19 Emergency Supply Collaborative site to coordinate sourcing . Several federal, state, and local entities are involved, seeking to to connect medical providers with solutions and suppliers. Complete the Healthcare Provider Need Survey for the collaborative.  
  4. Submitting your survey via the collaborative does not replace the immediate PPE or medical supply needs request through your county or city emergency manager

PPE/Supplies, continued...