Mercy Regional Medical Center to open building in New Mexico

Aztec facility to offer lab, X-ray, urgent care services

"Keeping care close to home is one of our goals, and this will help achieve that for Mercy patients living in Aztec and other communities in San Juan County," said Kirk Dignum, CEO of Mercy Regional Medical Center. "Our reception in the Aztec community has been wonderful. We have felt very welcome there," he added.

The seven-day-a-week availability and location will be especially convenient for residents of northwestern New Mexico who require regular lab tests or whose physicians are on staff at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango. Medical providers and hospital staff can access X-rays and laboratory data from the Aztec facility through Mercy's electronic medical records system.

Approximately 600 square feet of space were added to the building in a complete remodel that began in January of this year. "We stripped it down to the studs," said Neil Stock, technology and facilities director at Mercy. "Everything is brand new."

The 4,600-square-foot facility is located at 604 S. Rio Grande Ave. Mercy's diagnostic laboratory and X-ray services will be available on a walk-in basis starting Monday, July 12.

Laboratory services will be available Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Walk-in X-ray services, which require an order from a physician or other medical provider, will be available daily from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mercy Regional Medical Center is is a full-service, acute care hospital. As a not-for-profit medical hospital and member of Catholic Health Initiatives, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves. See www.mercydurango.org for more information.
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Catholic Health Initiatives is a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system includes 77 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; and two community health-services organizations in 20 states. Catholic Health Initiatives ranks as the nation's second-largest Catholic health care system. See www.catholichealthinitiatives.org for more information.