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THREE CROSSES HOSPITAL

Three Crosses Hospital ‘open and seeing patients,’ development continues

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Three Crosses Hospital is “open and seeing patients,” said general partner Bob Pofahl, speaking by Zoom to the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s 2021 Leadership Las Cruces program.

The hospital, located at 2560 Samaritan Drive on the site of the old Las Cruces Country Club, is part of a medical campus, Pofahl said, that provides a wide range of medical services.

Three Crosses “brings hospitality to health care,” Pofahl said, as it works to “make patients feel more comfortable and reduce the anxiety” of a hospital visit.

The hospital itself has 46 beds, he said, while the on-campus rehab facility has 60 to 90 beds and the emergency room has 12 to 15 beds. The campus also includes a medical office building, orthopedics, a women’s center, a radiology center and other specialties, Pofahl said.

He said the location of the hospital was decided based on interviews with local physicians.

“I never had any intention of building a hospital,” Pofahl said.

The original plan was to open a small clinic in an underserved area of the city, he said. But local physicians were so supportive that it grew into a full hospital.

The pandemic delayed the hospital’s opening, but it is now operational, Pofahl said.

“We just encourage people to come and visit,” he said. “We are already a vital part of the medical community.”

Pofahl said another medical office building should be open on the Three Crosses campus within about 10 months, with more expansion to come, including a hotel.

Covid update

During a health care update for Leadership Las Cruces, Pofahl said about 96 percent of Covid patients at Three Crosses Hospital have not received a Covid vaccine, which he said matched the national average.

“Covid has changed so many things,” Pofahl said. “It’s stressing the system, that’s for sure. Some treatments being offered now are helping Covid patents recover quicker. I see great hope and excitement. It’s a pretty exciting time in health care with the new equipment for diagnosis and new treatments.”

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