RGH joins rural hospital network

PNT staff

Roosevelt General Hospital joined six other rural New Mexico hospitals to form the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network.

They have received a federal planning grant from the Health Resources and Services to help with the initiative.

“By working cooperatively and leveraging resources, we can strengthen all of our rural hospitals and improve the health in the communities we serve,” said Michael Carter, CEO of Miner’s Colfax Medical Center in Raton and president of the network.

The network hospitals are to work together to improve health care through sharing resources, best practices and joint advocacy, according to the release. The group is to share information and technical help with other such networks around the country as well.

Other participating hospitals are Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa, Nor-Lea General Hospital in Lovington, Roswell Regional Hospital in Roswell, Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences and Union County General Hospital in Clayton.

All are rural hospitals with less than 50 beds.