A Message from our CEOs


CEOS PCH 2016
Letter from CEOs
On August 31, Nicholas “Nico” Tejeda, CEO of our Transmountain Campus and Dr. Richard Lange, President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso sat down with El Paso Times Editor Bob Moore to discuss the anticipated opening and economic impact of our Transmountain Campus via Facebook Live. Over 2,000 people tuned in and both Nico and Dr. Lange answered questions as they were posted on the live stream.

Nico had the opportunity to discuss Tenet and The Hospitals of Providence’s $120 million investment in the El Paso community. He and Dr. Lange also spoke at length as to how it will provide a venue for residents, medical and nursing students to complete their training alongside experienced faculty and community physicians.

The investment includes a Medical Office Building to meet the community need in this area as well as provide additional training opportunities for students and medical residents.

The interview took place at the new hospital construction site and we had an opportunity to show off the progress we’ve made in building the hospital. Please stay tuned for more upcoming events as we continue to share the progress of our Transmountain Campus.

Horizon City Groundbreaking- The Hospitals of Providence is bringing access to quality emergency and medical care to residents of Horizon City. Please join us as we break ground on the new Hospitals of Providence Horizon City Campus on Wednesday, September 14 at 9:30am at 13600 Horizon Blvd. Horizon City, TX  79928. This new campus will provide 24/7 emergency medicine services along with laboratory, radiology, pharmacy and inpatient care. We are excited to collaborate closely with Horizon City leadership to ensure we meet the growing health care needs of the community.

For more information, please call (915) 577-THOP or email  info@movinghealthforward.com.

Thank you for letting us serve you and your family!

Sally Hurt-Deitch
The Hospitals of Providence Market CEO
CEO
Memorial Campus, The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital

Monica Vargas-Mahar
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

familyJoin us for a Free Seminar!
The Hospitals of Providence offer a wide range of nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical treatment options, such as robotic-assisted surgery, for patients who have experienced orthopedic injuries, have long-term orthopedic conditions, or are living with normal wear and tear. We also offer free seminars on a variety of health topics. Please join us for a free seminar and learn more about your options and our services. For more information or to register for one of these events, please call 866-452-3668.

Free Seminar: Knee Pain
Presenter: Dr. Alvaro Hernandez
Date and Time: September 14, 6pm
Place: Marriott El Paso, 1600 Airway Blvd.

 Free Seminar: Preventing Pediatric Sports Injuries
Date and Time: Thursday, September 15, 6pm
Place: Providence Children’s Hospital- Auditorium 2001 N. Oregon

 Free Seminar: Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
Presenter: Dr. Laiq Raja
Date and Time: Tuesday September 20, 6pm
Place: Hilton Garden Inn University, 111 W. University Ave.

 Free Seminar: Knee Pain
Presenter: Dr. Jason Vourazeris
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 21, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Seafood Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Blvd.

 Free Seminar: Shoulder Pain
Presenter: Dr. Carlos Gonzalez
Date and Time: Wednesday, September 28, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Seafood Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Blvd.

 Free Seminar: Heart & Vein Health Event
Join us for a day of education presentations regarding vein health. Doctors will discuss Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI), Varicose veins and general vein health.
Presenter: Dr. Raja and Dr. Gomez
Date and Time: Thursday, September 29,2016, 11:30-1:30
Place: The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus, 2001 N. Oregon

For more information or to register for one of these events, please call 866-452-3668.

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Memorial Campus Achieves Platinum Performance Achievement Award

We are excited to announce The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Get With the Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2016. Memorial Campus is one of only 223 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

This award recognizes Memorial Campus’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Memorial Campus has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Memorial Campus consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

We thank our team at Memorial Campus for demonstrating leadership and excellence in patient care. Congratulations!

east-campus-copyEast Campus Awarded Perinatal Care Certification
Congratulations to our East Campus team for achieving Perinatal Care Certification from The Joint Commission, a credentialing health care evaluation organization. The certification program recognizes Joint Commission accredited hospitals committed to achieving integrated, coordinated and patient-centered care for mothers and their newborns. East Campus underwent a rigorous onsite review to assess its compliance with certification standards for perinatal care. During the review, Joint Commission experts completed an independent evaluation of East Campus’ perinatal health care services, as well as the following key requirements:

  • Integrated, coordinated patient-centered care that starts with prenatal and continues through postpartum care
  • Early identification of high-risk pregnancies and births
  • Management of mothers’ and newborns’ risks at a level corresponding to the program’s capabilities
  • Available patient education and information about perinatal care services

The certification gives our East Campus an unparalleled advantage when it comes to preparing mothers for labor and delivery, while also being able to help them if complications arise. This certification is a testament to our commitment to providing excellent health care to babies and mothers in our community. We congratulate the team at East Campus!

A Message from our CEOs


CEOS PCH 2016
A Message from our CEOs: 
Sierra, East, and Memorial Campuses Recognized by U.S. News & World Report
We are very excited to announce that U.S. News & World Report recognized Memorial, Sierra and East Campuses as high-performing in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).  Memorial and Sierra Campuses also received the highest rating possible for the treatment of Heart Failure.

 To determine the ratings, U.S. News & World Report weighed data from 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from 30,000 physicians. Health outcomes, patient safety, and hospital reputation were among some of the factors considered.

 We would like to thank our entire staff—nurses, physicians, surgeons, support staff, and everyone in between—for their hard work. It is no secret to us that our staff always puts our patients first, so this honor belongs to them.

 We would also like to thank the El Paso community for continuing to allow us to serve you and your families. We’ve always strived to provide the best care in town, and now we know we also provide some of the best care in the country. Thank you, El Paso, for your support. 

Sally Hurt-Deitch
The Hospitals of Providence Market CEO
CEO
Memorial Campus, The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital

Monica Vargas-Mahar
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus


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Geriatric Behavioral Unit Offers Treatment & Comfort to Community Members
Growing older comes with unique struggles and pains. At The Hospitals of Providence we strive to ensure aging El Pasoans never lose their happiness or their dignity. Our Geriatric Behavioral Unit (GBU) at Memorial Campus provides a calming and healthy environment to help patients 65 and older cope with the challenges of aging.

At the GBU, our team consists of a psychiatrist, internists, social workers, nurses, an activity therapist, a nutritionist, and a pharmacist who work together to diagnose and treat emotional, behavioral, and mental issues that are common in the elderly population. These include, but are not limited to:

Depression
Confusion
Anxiety
Agitation
Dementia
Hallucinations
Sleep and appetite changes

Patients are invited to participate in group therapy, recreational therapy, family meetings, and other enrichment activities. If you think you or someone you know may benefit from these services, call 866-452-3668. Referrals can be made by anyone, not just a primary care physician! This includes family members, friends, and neighbors.



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What is Calcium Scoring?
You’ve always wanted to know if you’re at serious risk for heart disease or a heart attack, and now The Hospitals of Providence can help. We offer Calcium Scoring Screenings for early detection of these conditions!

Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring (often shortened to “Calcium Scoring) is a test that takes images of you heart and shows calcium and blockages in your arteries. It gives doctors an idea how much plaque there is in your heart arteries that has not caused problems yet, and can also help determine if there are any problems with your heart’s structure or ability to pump blood. Calcium Scoring may help predict your risk of a heart attack and tell your doctor how aggressive you should be in reducing your risk factors. Experts recommend a Calcium Scoring for males 35-70 years of age and females 40-70 years of age with one or more of the following factors:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes

The Hospitals of Providence is now offering Calcium Scoring Screenings for early detection of heart disease. For more information and to schedule an appointment with our Heart Care Clinic Nurse, please call 866-452-3668.

A Message from our CEOs


CEOS PCH 2016

A Message from our CEOs

One year ago, The Sierra Providence Health Network became The Hospitals of Providence, and what a year it has been! Here’s a brief look back at what we accomplished as a network in 2015 and 2016:

$120 Million Reinvestment Milestones– We have continued improving all of our facilities with the $120 million reinvestment that was announced in 2013. In the past year, the Sierra Campus Emergency Department unveiled its updated private and semi-private rooms, fast-track rooms, new waiting areas, an updated decontamination room, and new entrance. The Sierra Campus also celebrated its renovated front façade, redesigned front driveway, and beautiful new lobby, artwork, and chapel. Sierra Campus’ Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has also been renovated and is now serving patients. Most recently, Providence Children’s Hospital unveiled its new façade, doctor parking, and reserved parking for expectant mothers.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Last August, Providence Children’s Hospital completed the renovation and expansion of its Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The renovation included a newly created family lounge, a physician consultation room, an in-unit physician on-call room, two isolation capable rooms along with Infant Abduction Security monitoring with camera monitoring for all hallways and corridors.

Memorial Renovated ICU– Memorial Campus opened its renovated Intensive Care Unit (ICU) which is now a 20-bed critical care unit with all private rooms. The ICU houses a dedicated physician consultation room, all new furniture and two large and two  smaller nurses’ stations among other features.

New Bariatric Center– Our Bariatric Center moved locations and is now better able to serve El Paso with our “A New Me” Surgical Weight Loss Program. Our new location is at 4532 N. Mesa.

Couplet Care Room– The East Campus is now able to offer better care for new moms and their babies with the Couplet Care room, which keeps mother and child together in the same room until they are released to go home.

PCH Governing Board– We also appointed and announced Providence Children’s Hospital’s first ever Governing Board. Eight outstanding community leaders are now providing guidance to our Children’s Hospital with their unique perspectives, skill sets and talents. Click here for a full list of the PCH Inaugural Governing Board

Vein Center- This year we opened our first Vein Center which offers comprehensive vascular treatment from highly skilled vascular surgeon and a team of experts. The Hospitals of Providence Vein Center offers treatment for venous ulcers, varicose veins and other congenital venous conditions. The Vein Center is conveniently located on El Paso’s Westside at 4532 N. Mesa St.

Community Involvement- Our network is deeply rooted in our community and we work hard outside of our hospitals to promote health in our city. Our Street Team is always on hand at local events providing information and goodies to the community.

Transmountain Campus- Last, but not least, we continue making progress on the construction of our new Transmountain Campus. The new teaching hospital, which is a partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is slated to open January 2017.

This list is really just the tip of the iceberg of what our hospitals and staff have accomplished in the past year. The Hospitals of Providence will continue to grow and continue to provide the best care in El Paso—starting with our new Transmountain Campus that will open January 2017! Thank you to all our staff, patients, and the El Paso community for making our first year as The Hospitals of Providence the one to beat!

Thank you for letting us serve you and your family.


Sally Hurt-Deitch
The Hospitals of Providence Market CEO
CEO
Memorial Campus, The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital

Monica Vargas-Mahar
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus


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Memorial Campus Hosts Future Healthcare Leadership Program Forum

On July 22, the Memorial Campus hosted a forum for teens involved in the Future Healthcare Leadership Program. The students were invited to share their opinions on the program and the effect it has had on their goals to pursue a career in the medical field. Students heard from two physicians, Dr. Marquez-Smith, Pediatrician and Dr. Alonso Chavez, Internal Medicine & Nephrology. They also had a chance to learn from two administrators: Roddex Barlow, Associate Administrator/Interim COO, and Sally Hurt-Deitch, Market CEO of The Hospitals of Providence and CEO of Memorial Campus. These professionals shared advice and tips on how to successfully pursue a career in the challenging and competitive medical field. We wish all our students the best in their coming endeavors!



Hepatitis Vaccine Honor Roll
-The City of El Paso Department of Public Health and the Department of State Health Services recognized us for meeting the Immunization Action Coalition’s Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll standards. We work hard to reduce Hepatitis B in El Paso by administering the Hep B vaccine at birth at a rate of 97-100%!

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Where do you go when there’s an emergency?
What do you do if you’re making dinner and you cut your hand? Where do you take your child if they fall and hit their head? No one expects or plans an emergency, but you must know the location of the closest hospital and emergency room for when the unexpected happens. The Hospitals of Providence offer five Emergency Departments throughout El Paso that are staffed 24/7 by Emergency Medicine Physicians. We also have dedicated Fast Track Beds that are designed to expedite care and get patients out of the emergency center and on with their lives as quickly as we can. If you have an emergency, you can check into the nearest emergency room at www.TheHospitalsOfProvidence.com. This also helps expedite the process and allows our staff to begin administering care faster than at other Emergency Departments. Remember: it is important to know where your closest ED is! Check out our list of locations below and jot down which ones are closest to your work, home, school, and other areas you frequent.

Memorial Campus AND
Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Room
2001 N. Oregon St.
(915) 577-6011

East Campus
3280 Joe Battle Blvd.
(915) 832-2000

Sierra Campus
1625 Medical Center St.
(915) 747-4000

Trawood Emergency Room
2400 Trawood
(915) 577-8100

Northeast Emergency Room
11380 Gateway North
(915) 577-8221

Transmountain Campus Opening 2017!

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Join us for a Free Seminar!
Please call (866) 452-3668 for more information and to RSVP.

Topic: High Risk Pregnancies
Join Dr. Maria Velasquez who will be available to answer any and all of your questions.
Date: August 17, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Sea Food Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Boulevard El Paso, TX  79925

Topic: Shoulder Pain
Join Dr. Carlos Gonzalez as he discusses cause and advanced treatment options.
Date: August 18, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Sea Food Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Boulevard El Paso, TX  79925

Topic: Pediatric Diabetes
Join us for this seminar to learn about healthy, diabetic friendly meals and snacks for children. Featuring food sampling and cooking tips too.
Date: August 19, 6pm
Place: Memorial Campus – Auditorium, 2001 N. Oregon El Paso, TX  79902

Topic: Varicose Veins
Join us for a free seminar where Dr. Ed Gomez will speak on The Hospitals of Providence Vein Center and varicose veins.
Date: August 24, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Sea Food Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Boulevard El Paso, TX  79925

Topic: Knee Pain
Attend a free seminar with Dr. Jason Vourazeris who will speak about knee pain and answer any and all questions.
Date: August 25, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Sea Food Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Boulevard, El Paso, TX  79925

Topic: Abdominal Pain
Join Dr. Jaime Gomez who will speak about abdominal pain causes and treatment options. Date: August 30, 6pm
Place: Landry’s Sea Food Restaurant, 6801 Gateway Boulevard El Paso, TX  79925 

A Message from Our CEOs

CEOS PCH 2016

August is almost here, which means it’s time to get our students ready to go back to school. This means more than just noting when tax-free day is and scouring the shelves to find the right brand of colored pencils. We recommend getting any necessary appointments scheduled before school starts, so your child does not miss any school days. We also have some tips on how to keep your student healthy throughout the year!

When shopping for lunches, keep in mind a healthy lunch can reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes, and provide your child with the energy they need to do well throughout the entire school day. Consider buying whole-grain bread, lean meats, and fruits and vegetables. And don’t forget water, water, water to keep them hydrated and focused all day!

You can also help keep your student healthy in the long run if you pay attention to the backpack they are carrying. The ideal backpack has wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back, weighs less than 10-20 percent of your child’s body weight when packed, and should be worn on both shoulders. These tips help reduce strain to muscles and decrease the risk of curvature of the spine.

Finally, don’t forget to get your student athlete an up-to-date sports physical before school starts! Our MedPost locations offer them for just $25.

Thank you for letting us help keep you and your families healthy.

Sally Hurt-Deitch
The Hospitals of Providence Market CEO
CEO
Memorial Campus, The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital

Monica Vargas-Mahar
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

The Hospitals of Providence MedPosts Offer Back To School Sports Physicals
With school just around the corner, we recommend making an appointment for your child to get a back to school physical, which determines if it is safe for him or her to participate in sports and other physical activity. If your student participates in football, basketball, tennis, swimming, other sports, or even the marching band, they are probably required by their school district to have an up-to-date sports physical before they can participate in these extracurricular activities. This is one thing you don’t need to stress about, and the appointment doesn’t have to break the bank.  Our three MedPost locations offer sports physicals for $25. Appointments for your child’s Physical can be made online at your convenience at MedPost.com. Walk in appointments are also welcome.

MedPost Sunland
601 Sunland Park Dr., Bldg. 6
El Paso, TX 79912
915-577-8223

MedPost Viscount
9100 Viscount Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79925
915-594-4475

MedPost Kids Urgent Care
12371 Edgemere Blvd., Suites 207-209
El Paso, TX 79938
915-856-0008

The Hospitals of Providence Veteran Employees to Walk in the Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans Parade
The Hospitals of Providence will be sponsoring the Welcome Home El Paso Vietnam Veterans Parade on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in Downtown El Paso. In addition to our sponsorship, THOP veteran employees will celebrate their pride of service to our country as they walk in the parade. The purpose of the event is to honor the sacrifices made by veterans and their families during the Vietnam War. The event co-chair, Patti Olivas, worked as a flight attendant for Overseas National Airways during the Vietnam War and personally witnessed the negative treatment the troops received when they returned home. She has always wanted to give these troops the warm welcome they deserved. The Hospitals of Providence is honored to be involved with this worthy event. For more information, visit http://welcomehomeelpasovietnamveterans.com/. 

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THOP Supports Breastfeeding Mothers
This year, World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated from August 1, 2016 through August 7, 2016. It was established to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration that was established in August of 1990 by the World Health Organization and UNICEF to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. At THOP, all of our campuses promote and support breastfeeding every day of the year.

  All of our THOP Campuses-Memorial, Sierra and East-have been awarded and acknowledged as Mother-Friendly Worksites by the State of Texas for their support of the working woman that continues to breastfeed and pump while returning to work.  Our campuses also participate in the Texas 10 Step Program, a program established by The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in collaboration with the Texas Hospital Association as a method to improve maternity care practices in birthing facilities. In addition, all of our campuses feature Lactation Station sites that are available for breastfeeding mothers, both employees and guests, to breastfeed or pump in a private and clean setting. The Lactation Station at Sierra is located on the fifth floor, the Lactation Station at East is located on the third floor near our NICU, and the Lactation Station at Memorial is located in the Postpartum Unit in the Hilton Tower. 

 

A Message from Our CEOs

CEOS PCH 2016

This week we celebrate the three-year anniversary of our partnership with Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center (GCRMC) in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Thanks to this partnership, Alamogordo and Otero County now have access to sophisticated life-saving, interventional cardiovascular care close to home. Our relationship spurred the construction and joint management of a Center for Interventional Heart Care and a cardiac catheterization lab.  Patients in that region benefit from interventional cardiac teams who have a reputation for excellence in quality and performance. 

This collaborative care model allows GCRMC to fully leverage the capabilities of The Hospitals of Providence as a non-competitive partner to benefit GCRMC and the community with the goal of keeping patients and their care within the local community, avoiding unnecessary transfers and providing seamless continuity of care for patients needing tertiary services. To learn more about GCRMC, please visit www.gcrmc.org.

As always, thank you for making us the provider of choice in the communities we serve.  

Sally Hurt-Deitch
The Hospitals of Providence Market CEO
CEO
Memorial Campus, The Hospitals of Providence Children’s Hospital

Monica Vargas-Mahar
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

vein center thopVein Center Now Open
The Hospitals of Providence is proud to announce the opening of its new Vein Center. The Hospitals of Providence Vein Center can treat all venous conditions from spider and varicose veins to complex venous ulcers. It is estimated that over 25 million Americans suffer from venous reflux disease, the underlying condition of varicose veins. Patients of the vein center are seen by Dr. Edward Gomez, a well-known vascular surgeon, who has been performing venous surgeries in El Paso for over 25 years. The Vein Center is the only vein center in El Paso that is affiliated with a hospital – meaning patients have the support of a full team of specialists during surgery. The new Vein Center is located at 4532 North Mesa Street on El Paso’s west side. To schedule an appointment for a vein screening, please call 866-452-3668.

Varicose Vein Seminar
Dr. Edward Gomez will lead a presentation on varicose and spider veins as well as other venous diseases and treatment options.

August 24th • 6pm
Landry’s Seafood Restaurant
6801 Gateway Blvd West
To register for this FREE seminar, please call 866-452-3668.

Why is Your Calcium Score Important?
Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring (often shortened to “Calcium Scoring) is a test that takes images of the heart, and shows calcium and blockages in your heart arteries. These images can help your doctor find problems in your heart’s structure and in how your heart pumps blood.  Calcium Scoring also gives doctors an idea how much plaque there is in your heart arteries that has not caused problems yet. Your calcium scoring may help predict your risk of a heart attack and tell your doctor how much more aggressive you should be to reduce your risk factors. Experts recommend a Calcium Scoring for males 35-70 years of age and females 40-70 years of age with one or more of the following factors:

  • Family history of heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Overweight
  • Diabetes

The Hospitals of Providence is now offering Calcium Scoring Screenings for early detection of heart disease. For more information and to schedule an appointment with our Heart Care Clinic Nurse, please call 866-452-3668.

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The Hospitals of Providence Offers Free Weight Loss Mobile App
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, maintain a healthy weight or considering weight loss surgery, The Hospitals of Providence has a perfect app for you.

A New Me is a free app that offers users nutrition and exercise tracking tools, exercise and diet tips, access to a dietitian, and the opportunity to track their own progress. 

The “A New Me” app is has the following features: 

  • Ask a dietitian
  • Fitbit adaptability
  • Recipes
  • Before and After photos
  • Exercise videos
  • Nutrition Guidelines

“This app is designed with the users’ success in mind and will help achieve realistic goals to lose weight using their smart phone,” said Michele Collins, RN, Bariatric Unit Director.  “We are always looking for ways to make the weight-loss journey easier and this app will enhance the users’ experience.”

To obtain the app, simply search keywords “The Hospitals of Providence” on Google Play Market or the Apple App Store to download for free. 

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The New Me – Surgical Weight Loss Program offers a multidisciplinary surgical preparatory regime that includes a 13-week program with a psychologist, dietician and exercise component. These important elements combined with the type of surgery that best fits the patient, can provide excellent results for participants. The program has received Center of Excellence from the American College of Surgeons, Aetna, Cigna and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Bariatrics and has performed over 3,000 successful surgeries. To learn more about  the program visit our website or call 866-452-3668.

Please join us for one of our free weight loss seminars: Click here or call 866-452-3668. to register.

July 16, 10:00 am: New Me Bariatric Center, 4532 N. Mesa. El Paso, TX 79912
July 27, 6:00 pm: THOP East Campus, 3280 Joe Battle, El Paso, TX  79936
August 3, 5:30 pm: New Me Bariatric Center, 4532 N. Mesa. El Paso, TX 79912

A Message from Our Transmountain Campus CEO

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Dear Neighbor and Community Partner,

Welcome to your Transmountain Campus newsletter! As you may know, The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, El Paso’s new teaching hospital, is an innovative partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso). As Mayor Oscar Leeser mentioned in the most recent State of the City Address, our investment of nearly $200 million in the new hospital will have a tremendous impact on our community by bringing world-class health care, new technology and growth to El Paso.

Just how much construction work is being accomplished on Transmountain Campus you wonder? This infographic will give you an idea:

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We’re also hard at work planting our roots in the community. Just recently, we had an opportunity to tour our construction site with State Representative Joe Moody; Mayor Oscar Leeser; Nicole Ferrini, City of El Paso Office of Resilience and Sustainability Chief Officer; and the Canutillo Independent School District Administration Team among other community organizations in West El Paso. In addition, I have had the joy to provide a hospital overview to the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce and the Westside Community Collaborative group.

Of course, the most important component of any hospital is the workforce that delivers and coordinates the care to patients. To that end, our Market Recruitment Team has been busy recruiting talented new team members for our new campus. If you are looking to join our organization, please visit thehospitalsofprovidence.com for career opportunities. This newsletter includes the profiles of some of individuals who have recently joined our Transmountain family.

We invite you to visit growing-west.com to view the progress of our hospital via our live stream. You can also find more exciting news about all our campuses by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to see photos of Transmountain construction.

If you or your organization would like to schedule a presentation on Transmountain Campus, please contact Audrey Garcia via email to Audrey.Garcia@tenethealth.com.

Best,

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus

Message From Dr. Richard Lange, President, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC) El Paso is excited to partner with The Hospitals of Providence to create The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus. This partnership will establish the infrastructure and provide world-class training for the area’s future health care professionals, positioning El Paso as a regional health care hub. The new hospital will provide exceptional care for the area and create more than 300 jobs with a median income of $45,000.

This collaboration will provide many new opportunities, such as patient access to advanced research, and a venue for medical and nursing students, as well as residents, to complete their training alongside experienced faculty physicians. Transmountain Campus will also create new residency programs and up to 90 new residency slots. This unique opportunity will allow us to retain skilled, trained professionals and meet the growing health care needs of the region.

Our investment in new technology and medical research will enhance educational training in specialties such as anesthesia, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, orthopedics, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery.

Partnering with The Hospitals of Providence also offers enhanced educational opportunities for TTUHSC El Paso students. Once completed, the 106-bed teaching hospital and medical office building will become an additional clinical site. Both facilities will allow students to gain important clinical experiences in a geographically and socioeconomically diverse patient population – preparing them to meet the challenges of today’s complex health care environment.

Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A.
President, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Dean, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

THOP Leaders Join Faculty at Gayle Greve School of Nursing

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Transmountain CEO Nicholas Tejeda and Linda Lawson, Chief Nursing Officer for TM Campus have been appointed faculty instructors for the TTUHSC El Paso Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing.

Linda will be teaching “The Professional Role of the Nurse Leader and Manager.” This course incorporates the role of the nurse as a leader and manager in nursing and provides opportunity for students to explore the role of the nursing profession in a global healthcare environment. Both Nicholas and Linda will begin in the fall of 2016.  Students are taught selected theories and concepts to generate knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the role of leader and manager.

 

Shooting Stars: Meet Some of the Newest Transmountain Team Members

Shooting Star: Joseph Bocanegra

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Joseph Bocanegra has been promoted as the Physician Relations Manager for Transmountain Campus. Joseph has more than 10 years experience in business-to-business and relationship management. Most recently, he has been the Program Director for THOP’s Business-to-Business program. He helped develop the program and established THOP’s presence in the El Paso business community. In his new role, Joseph will be responsible for outreach efforts focused on physicians, community groups, and other potential referral sources in the area.

Joseph has a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from Western New Mexico University. Congratulations, Joseph!

Shooting Star: Kim Breitegan

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Kim Breitegan has recently been promoted to Director of Medical/Surgical Services at Transmountain Campus. Kim has more than 11 years of experience in the healthcare industry and most recently served as the Medical Oncology Unit Director at the Memorial Campus. In her new role, Kim will coordinate program development, while assessing and pursuing new opportunities that are consistent with the business plan across Medical/Surgical Services.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. Congratulations, Kim!

Shooting Star: Richard Cobos

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Richard Cobos will join The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Team as the Director of Radiology. Most recently, Richard serves as THOP’s Network Director of Imaging Services. He was a key player in the development of three acute care hospitals, six outpatient imaging centers, and has over 30 years experience as an imaging technologist, supervisor, and manager. In his new role, Richard will be responsible for directing and supervising routine radiology procedures, studies, and treatments, as well as ensuring top performance of the unit.

Richard has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso. Congratulations, Richard!

Shooting Star: Melinda Day

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We are pleased to announce Melinda Day has joined The Hospitals of Providence team as Director of Emergency Services for the Transmountain Campus. Melinda has more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry and most recently she served as the Emergency Department Director for Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces. Melinda will be responsible for ensuring the performance level of all staff is in accordance with quality standards as well as local, state, and federal requirements. Welcome to the team, Melinda!

Shooting Star: Consuelo Ruiz

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Consuelo Ruiz has joined our Transmountain team as Director of Revenue Analysis. She has more than 15 years experience in financial and revenue analysis. Most recently, she was Director of Revenue Analysis at the East Campus, where she played an important role in case management, patient access, and scrutinizing adequate revenue cycles. We look forward to having her continue her great work at the Transmountain Campus. Congratulations, Consuelo!

Shooting Star: Diana Vandivort

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We are excited to announce Diana Vandivort has recently been promoted to Controller at the Transmountain Campus. Most recently, Diana served as the Senior Accountant at the Memorial Campus where she played a vital role in completing the controller curriculum to include net revenue analysis, budget, forecast, and month end support. Diana will now assist the CFO with establishing financial goals and maintain detailed financial records and reports.

Diana has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at El Paso. Congratulations, Diana!

Shooting Star: Norma Weatherly

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We welcome Norma Weatherly who has joined The Hospitals of Providence team as the Director of Medical Services at Transmountain Campus. Norma has over 33 years experience in medical staffing and most recently worked as the Director of Medical Staff Services at University Medical Center. In her new role, Norma will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and controlling all medical staff at Transmountain Campus. Congratulations, Norma and welcome to the team!

A Message from our CEOs

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Our CEOS (from left to right): Sally Hurt-Deitch, Monica Vargas-Mahar and Nicholas Tejeda with their fathers.

As Father’s Day approaches and we prepare to celebrate with our loved ones, we encourage you to remind the men in your life about the importance of seeking regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. It’s important to note that men’s health issues don’t only affect men but have a significant impact on everyone around them.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), women live approximately five years longer than men. Want to even the score? You can start by following a new game plan.

Take care of your heart. The number one killer of American men and women is heart disease. Men, however, are at greater risk of having a heart attack and experiencing one earlier in life than women.

Don’t light up. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Smoking also contributes to chronic lung conditions such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

Slow down. Men are more than twice as likely to be involved in fatal car accidents – and be intoxicated — as women.

Take a test. If diabetes is not diagnosed by a blood glucose test and properly managed, it can result in blindness, loss of limb, impotence or life-threatening heart disease and stroke.

You’ll be off to a great start by going to your doctor for check-ups and screenings. But don’t procrastinate. Click here for a quick checklist that will help get (or keep) your body in tip-top condition and click here for information on our free men’s health seminar.

East Campus Receives Straight A’s- We are extremely proud to announce our East Campus has achieved Straight A’s in the Hospital Safety Score since 2013. This makes East Campus one of only 152 hospitals across the nation to have achieved this level of patient safety excellence!

The A, B, C, D or F scores are assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. Our East Campus has received the top grade from one of the nation’s leading patient safety advocacy organizations for the sixth consecutive survey.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of/and administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog.

These top scores from The Leapfrog Group could not have been possible without the daily efforts our physicians, nurses, clinical and support teams make to maintain safe practices and to provide high quality care. Congratulations to our team at East Campus. We are so proud of your commitment to patient safety and excellence!

To see how our scores compare locally and nationally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at hospitalsafetyscore.org. Consumers can also go to hospitalsafetyscore.org for a free download of the Hospital Safety Score app.

Memorial Campus Joins East and Sierra Campus Hospitals in Receiving Achievement Award from American Heart Association- The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus has received the Get With Guidelines Heart Failure Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation guidelines for reducing readmission rates in patients with heart failure. Gold-Plus is the highest recognition the program offers.

THOP previously announced that the Sierra Campus and East Campus had received the Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award and Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus achievements respectively for successfully implementing guidelines in patients with heart failure and stroke.

As a reminder, Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure is a program designed to ensure the most up-to-date, evidence-based care for heart failure patients. These guidelines are proven to decrease 30-day mortality rates and readmissions in patients with heart failure.

We thank the teams at Memorial Campus who put such effort into reaching this goal and providing exceptional patient care.

As always, thank you for making us the provider of choice in the communities we serve.

Sally Hurt-Deitch
The Hospitals of Providence Market CEO
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Memorial Campus, Providence Children’s Hospital

Monica Vargas-Mahar
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus

Nicholas Tejeda
CEO
The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus