The Innovation, Discovery and Training Complex is a research facility that covers several areas of medicine, emergency and otherwise. It houses the Center for Molecular Discovery, the Center for Digestive Diseases Research, the Emergency Medical Services Academy, and the Center for Disaster Medicine.
The UNM hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the UNM School of Medicine. The hospital operates New Mexico's only Level I Trauma Center, treating nearly 90,000 emergency patients and more than 450,000 outpatients annually. The Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion, which opened in the spring of 2007, added nearly 500,000 square feet of emergency and clinical space uniquely configured for medical efficiency and patient safety, and fitted with cutting-edge imaging, laboratory and surgical technology.
As part of an academic medical center, UNM Children’s Hospital health care providers also have teaching and research responsibilities by educating our future healthcare professionals to participating in groundbreaking research. Nestled in nearly 500,000 square feet of the new Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion, UNM Children's Hospital cares for nearly 60,000 children, over half of whom live outside of the Albuquerque area.
The Sandoval Regional Medical Center is located in the Rio Rancho City Center, near the Rio Rancho City Hall and UNM West. The 200,000 square foot acute care facility houses 72-inpatient beds that service two medical/surgical units, an Intensive Care Unit, and an inpatient Senior Behavioral Health unit. The facility also includes diverse departments such as Radiology & Women’s Imaging Department, a 24/7 Emergency Department, Physical & Occupational Therapy, Primary Care, and Specialty Care Clinics.
The New Mexico VA Health Care Ssystem provides care to VA and qualified DOD patients at the large tertiary care medical center in Albuquerque, and is a leader in the provision of rural health care, opening its first VA-staffed community based outpatient clinic (CBOC) in Farmington, New Mexico, followed by clinics in Artesia, Gallup, Raton, Silver City, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. In recent years, the NMVAHCS has contracted with Health Net Federal Services and Ben Archer Health Center to provide Veterans access to clinics throughout New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
Established in 1994, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is the largest academic health complex in the state. Located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the HSC combines its four missions areas - education, research, patient care and community outreach - to provide New Mexicans with the highest level of health care.
Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres along old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 900,000 people. The mission of the University of New Mexico is to serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service.