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.


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] Presbyterian 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.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2013-08-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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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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