Las Cruces Campus Honored with “The People Award”

Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico and Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico have been announced as the 2019 winners of the “People Award.” The award is presented annually to the hospital(s) with the highest employee retention rate in the Ernest Health system.

“We often celebrate our nationally-recognized patient outcomes, but know very well these outcomes could not be achieved without the passionate individuals that make up our great team,” said Sabrina Martin, CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico. “Each and every one of our team members play a vital role in ensuring our patients receive world-class care. To be recognized as the leader amongst our company for the lowest staff turnover validates what a cohesive team we have built and the commitment each one of them has towards each other, our patients, and our Guiding Principles.”

“We are extremely proud of receiving the People Award for our campus,” added Claudia Saiz, CEO of Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico. “Our staff made it happen, our culture makes it special, and our patients make it all worthwhile. Thank you for the honorable recognition!”

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What to Pack for a Hospital Stay

Whether you are a patient preparing for an inpatient hospital stay, or someone who’s loved one unexpectedly finds themselves in a hospital, having the right things for a hospital stay is important. Packing the right items will help make your stay less stressful and allow you to focus on your recovery.

Below you’ll find a summary of suggested items to pack for a hospital stay.


  • 5-6 outfits of loose fitting pants and tops
  • Undergarments
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Supportive pair of athletic shoes with non-skid soles
  • Night clothes (gown, robe, pajamas)


  • Soap, if you prefer a certain brand
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash & dentures
  • Comb, brush, shaving supplies & cosmetics
  • Deodorant, lotion, perfume, & aftershave


  • Insurance cards & medical information
  • Eyeglasses & hearing aids
  • Incontinence pads (if needed)
  • Pillow, blanket
  • Family pictures
  • Laundry basket or bag

Click here to download a printable version of this checklist

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