Change is in the air at Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center.
In addition to greatly expanding telehealth options to meet patient needs during the pandemic and offering a drive-through COVID-19 testing site, the medical center has continued with other additions.
On June 1, SFMC opened its first two intensive care unit beds, which will eventually expand to six beds.
On July 1, the medical center’s existing urgent care and emergency departments moved to a hybrid 24/7 urgent and emergency care model.
The approach, like the one used at PRESNow locations in Albuquerque, will continue Presbyterian’s efforts to deliver the right care at the right time at the right cost for patients. With this change, patients will access the care they need and only pay for the level of services required.
The model will be the first of its kind in Santa Fe.
These changes come after SFMC has introduced several programs, including neurology and cardio-pulmonary rehab and expanded OB/GYN and general surgery in Las Vegas, New Mexico, and is in the process of signing several new physicians.