Presbyterian Healthcare Services

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United States
Area served
New Mexico
Number of employees
1,000+ physicians and practitioners, 700+ volunteers and 2,600+ employed nurses for a total of 12,000+ employees (statewide) Edit this on Wikidata

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a private not-for-profit[1] health care system and health care provider in the State of New Mexico.[2] It owns and operates 8 hospitals in 7 New Mexico communities.[3] It also operates Presbyterian Health Plan, which includes Video Visits, Free online access to myPRES, Free gym memberships, Discounts from select providers, Assistance with managing chronic conditions.


The Sanitarium in 1911

In 1908, Rev. Hugh A. Cooper, a presbyterian pastor in Albuquerque founded the Southwest Presbyterian Sanatorium, a facility for the hundreds of tuberculosis patients coming to Albuquerque. By 1950, with tuberculosis under control, its future became in doubt. The board of directors hired a professional hospital administrator to help manage the institution. A new administrator brought a new focus, and a new name: The Presbyterian Hospital Center.[4] Prebyterian Healthcare Services also named its administration center as the Rev. Hugh A Cooper Administration Center after its founder. This building located near the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park, houses the executives of the organization as well as 2,500+ permanent and contracted employees with a daily visitation of up to 3,500+ employees, patients, contractors and customers at its administration center.

The Presbyterian Hospital Center grew through the 1960s and 1970s: Kaseman Hospital, a satellite facility in northeastern Albuquerque opened, the state’s first HMO health plan was established, a statewide multi-hospital system was formed. The Presbyterian Hospital Center was renamed Southwestern Community Health Services, and finally the present Presbyterian Hospital [4]


Rust Medical Center opened in 2011


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
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  5. ^ Presbyterian Hospital
  6. ^ Presbyterian–Kaseman Hospital Archived 2013-03-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Plains Regional Medical Center
  8. ^ Presbyterian–Espanola Hospital
  9. ^ Presbyterian–Rust Medical Center
  10. ^ Lincoln County Medical Center
  11. ^ Socorro General Hospital
  12. ^ Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital

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