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Welcome to the Land of Enchantment, a region of desert mesas and towering mountains. Located in southern New Mexico’s Rio Grande Valley, the city of Las Cruces offers a quality of life few communities can match.
Service Area: 343,066
Located in the heart of Las Cruces, Memorial Medical Center is a 198-bed, acute care facility that provides medical services to the people of Dona Ana County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: emergency department, oncology, outpatient imaging, outpatient laboratory, women’s services, anticoagulation clinic, cardiac care unit, cardiac cath lab, total joint replacement unit, ambulatory surgery center, and an infusion center. The hospital is proud to offer patients access to state-of-the-art technology including: oncologic clinical trials, digital mammography, anterior hip replacement, non-invasive CTO cardiac procedure, and 3-D laparoscopic surgery.
Memorial Medical Center is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. The hospital has also earned Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology, accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and accreditation from the American College of Radiology. In addition, Memorial Medical Center is Total Joint accredited and an IAC accredited Vascular Testing facility. The hospital also offers a fully accredited, three year Family Medicine Residency Program on campus.
To learn more, visit www.MMCLC.org.
Located in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico, Las Cruces is bounded to the west by wide-open desert and to the east by the majestic and beautiful Organ Mountains. Las Cruces is home to New Mexico State University and has been called the Santa Fe of the south, with a thriving community of artists and galleries. There are numerous vineyards in the area and connoisseurs can enjoy a wine tour through the lush valley along the Rio Grande River.
Las Cruces is host to a number of festivals throughout the year. The Whole Enchilada Festival features the world’s largest enchilada - six feet across. The town hosts the Renaissance Arts and Crafts Fair, the Southern New Mexico State Fair, the Mesilla Valley Hot Air Balloon Rally, and the Wine and Chile Festival. The historic village of Old Mesilla, just minutes from Las Cruces, is one of the most historic sites in the Southwest. Famed outlaw Billy the Kid stood trial for murder in the town’s courthouse on the village plaza.
Sitting at an elevation of 3,900 feet above sea level, Las Cruces enjoys an enviable climate year-round, with 350 sunny days annually and less than 10 inches of rain and snow. The Organ Mountains National Monument offers numerous hiking and biking trails, picnic and camping areas.
White Sands National Monument is just 50 miles east of Las Cruces. The magnificent pure white gypsum dunes provide excellent recreational opportunities. Visitors can picnic, “white sand surf,” or just stroll through a portion of the 275-square-mile national park. Hueco Tanks State Park, outside of El Paso, Texas, is 75 miles southeast of Las Cruces and offers hiking, rock climbing and world class bouldering. With about 500 birds on New Mexico’s state bird list, those who appreciate bird watching will enjoy a variety of prime birding sites nearby and within an easy drive from Las Cruces.