Memorial Medical Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico
First Step Women?s Center. OB/GYN. Board Certified/Board Eligible. MD or DO. J1 & H1B will be considered. Should be comfortable with some high risk patients such as diabetic, advanced maternal age, teenage pregnancy. Employment through the Hospital. Practice Opportunity is with First Step Women?s Center. Call is 1:4. Financial Package: $230,000 plus production bonus. Sign on Bonus, Relocation & student loan repayment assistance is available. Med mal practice, health insurance offered through the hospital. Recruiting due to physician retirement.
The First Step Center was established in 1989 at Memorial Medical Center. It has been an independent non-profit organization since 2003. The mission of the First Step Center is to provide outstanding healthcare to all women and children in need of our services, no matter their cultural, financial, social, or medical condition. The clinic is housed in a new facility built with funds raised in the community by the Healthcare Foundation of Southern New Mexico, and is therefore truly a community resource. Each year, First Step physicians and midwives deliver more than half of all babies born in Do?a Ana County. Women’s Health and Pediatric providers see more than 40,000 clinic and hospital visits annually.
? Website is www.firststepcenter.org
About the Hospital
Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Memorial Medical Center is a licensed 298-bed acute care facility. The hospital offers a full range of comprehensive care including the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Inpatient services include a new Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Cath Lab. Outpatient services include a comprehensive cancer program with radiation therapy at Ikard Cancer Treatment Center and medical oncology at MMC Cancer Center. Additional services are offered at Memorial HealthPlex, a free-standing outpatient surgery center that offers day surgery, diagnostic imaging and lab services in a convenient customer service-oriented setting. More than 1,300 employees and volunteers work closely with the medical staff, which includes 300 credentialed providers representing a full range of medical specialties.
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, which rise abruptly to an altitude of 9,000 feet only 12 miles from Las Cruces. The famous Rio Grande River runs through the west side of the city and features 55 parks. Las Cruces is also the home of New Mexico State University, with an enrollment of 16,000 and 600 regular faculty members. 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. There’s 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 town of Mesilla, only minutes away, hosts festival celebrations in September and May, and the town of Hatch, thirty miles away, is home to a world-famous Chile Festival. The historic village of Old Mesilla, just minutes away 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 only 8.5 inches of rain and 3.2 inches of snow. 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. Ruidoso is a scenic mountain village two hours from Las Cruces. Located in the Lincoln National Forest, Ruidoso is home to the Hubbard Museum of the American West, the Spencer Theater, the Ruidoso Downs Race Track, and Ski Apache and Casino Apache.