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Alta Vista Regional Hospital (AVRH), a comprehensive, 54-bed, full-service facility offers a broad spectrum of integrated services.
Accredited by the Joint Commission (formerly the JCAHO), this hospital has an active medical staff of 29 representing 15 specialties.
There is also a continued focus on adding specialties to meet the needs of the community. AVRH offers emergency services, birthing rooms, cardiovascular services, diagnostic imaging, outpatient services, pharmacy services, an Intensive Care Unit, physical and occupational therapy, radiology and more. AVRH remains committed to providing quality, patient-centered care, strong customer service, and wellness activities in the community.
Las Vegas is a rich and vibrant community, possessing a proud past. Las Vegas was a critical point along the famed Santa Fe Trail, as those traveling westward had not seen a town in over 900 miles, turning Las Vegas into a center for commerce. Businesses enjoy a skilled and motivated work force in San Miguel County. The community of Las Vegas is an attractive place to live with residential neighborhoods ranging from affordable modern and adobe style single-family homes to historic Victorian-era estates.
Three major ski areas are within an hour-and-a-half driving distance. Cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, golf, tennis and boating are all available within minutes of Las Vegas. Sports leagues, tournaments and races are available year-round for children and adults.
There are two school districts comprised of eight elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, with a total enrollment of over 4,700 students. New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU). NMHU is the only four-year public college in northern New Mexico. It is known for its small classes, personalized education, student achievement and excellent faculty. Attendees choose from undergraduate and graduate programs in arts and sciences, business, education and social work at the main campus, located in the heart of Las Vegas. Other educational opportunities exist through Luna Vocational Technical Institute and the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West.