RUIDOSO, N.M. – The new Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) will open its doors next week and begin caring for patients on May 20.
“This is a huge milestone for our entire community,” said Todd Oberheu, hospital chief executive, LCMC. “On behalf of our incredible staff and clinicians, we want to thank the residents of Lincoln County for the trust you place in us. This is truly your hospital – and we are here for you when you need us.”
The new hospital features 25 private rooms, expanded capacity for Women’s and Intenstive Care Units and several new services, including cardiac and pulmonary rehab and nuclear medicine.
“The Board of Lincoln County Commissioners is grateful to its residents who, in November 2016, overwhelmingly voted in favor of a $25 million General Obligation Bond to build a new, sorely-needed replacement hospital,” said Nita Taylor, Lincoln County Manager. “Now, three-and-a-half years later, this impressive hospital is ready to see its first patients. The lease payments from our long-term partner Presbyterian Healthcare Services, which leases and manages LCMC, will pay off the bond.”
- New critical access hospital with 25 beds
- Two stories
- 70,000 square feet
- 25 private patient rooms
- New services include cardiac and pulmonary rehab and nuclear medicine
- Designed by Dekker Perich Sabatini and constructed by Jaynes Corporation
- Project also included a new Emergency Medical Services building