Roswell, NM- At some point in our lives, nearly every one of us will come into contact with the healthcare system – whether we’re rushing to the emergency room, getting a routine physical, or seeking advice for a persistent cold. And no matter the setting, virtually all of these encounters will have one important thing in common: Nurses.
Nurses represent the largest workforce in the U.S. healthcare system, with ranks of approximately 3.1 million, and their contributions to the healthcare field are many.
At Eastern New Mexico Medical Center our nurses are a large segment of our team as well. From our Emergency Room to our ICU, to our surgical suites and cardiology lab, nurses are the “face” of our hospital and the frontline of our care teams. They coordinate patient treatment, take and record vital signs, administer medication, and assist with surgeries, deliveries and emergent care. They work alongside fellow nurses, physicians, and other clinicians to carefully track patient progress.
In addition to their clinical expertise, nurses are known for the compassion and support they provide to patients and their families. In an environment where individuals can be frightened or confused by what is happening around them, nurses help explain diagnoses, procedures, tests and medications. They respond to patient concerns, answer questions and help educate patients on their care and treatment. But beyond the skills and knowledge they offer, it’s often the kind words, or warm hands, or listening ears they provide that make nurses the most trusted professionals in healthcare.
At Eastern New Mexico Medical Center we are thankful for the compassion and clinical excellence that our nurses exhibit every day whether at the bedside or in leadership positions.
During National Nurses Week, May 6th- 10th, we are taking time to recognize and celebrate the nurses in our hospital and community. “We have many great activities planned this week to recognize our nurses for all that they do throughout the year. Without them, our healthcare family would not be complete! Nurses are the backbone of our hospital; they do their jobs with the kindness in their hearts, compassion and respect. ” said Maridel Acosta, CEO of Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. “I invite you – if you see a nurse this week, or any week of the year – to take a moment to reflect on the importance of the job they do, and thank them for helping deliver high quality patient care.”
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center is a 162-bed acute care hospital guided by a mission to be a great place for employees to work, physicians to practice, and patients to receive compassionate and quality care. In addition to emergency services and medical and surgical care, the hospital provides specialty services including invasive cardiology, cancer treatment, women’s services, rehabilitation, mental health services and advanced diagnostic imaging. ENMMC's community outreach includes a Senior Circle Chapter and Healthy Woman program. ENMMC is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
405 W. Country Club Road
Roswell, NM 88201