On October 22, 2011, Presbyterian Healthcare Services opened its RUST Medical Center in Rio Rancho, a $210 million, full-service, state-of-the-art hospital.
The University of New Mexico Health Regional Medical Center broke ground in the summer of 2010 in Rio Rancho’s Central Business District, next to the new UNM West campus facility. The UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center is a teaching and research hospital and opened on July 7, 2012.
Watch members of the RREDC taking a brief (fun) tour of Presbyterian Hospital as it was being constructed.
Existing Health Services
Rio Rancho offers a variety of healthcare services to serve its growing population. The closest full service hospital is currently located just south of Rio Rancho in Albuquerque. In the last quarter of 2006, Presbyterian Healthcare announced plans to build a $150 million, full service hospital in Rio Rancho located in Cabezon Communities. Among the medical services currently available in Rio Rancho are the following:
Lovelace Westside Hospital
The premiere, full-service hospital serving Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s Westside, Lovelace Westside Hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, fully equipped and expertly staffed operating rooms, and a brand new medical pavilion with a multitude of outstanding medical specialties and services.
10501 Golf Course Rd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87114
Hours: 24 hours a day
4005 High Resort Boulevard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Provides Pediatric, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Cardiology, Coumadin, Laboratory, Podiatry, and some Radiology services.
Presbyterian Gastroenterology Clinic
3715 Southern Boulevard, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124. This facility will soon feature a new Gastroenterology Laboratory.
Lovelace Sandia Health System
3801 Southern Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM – (505) 896-8646
Retirement and assisted living facilities are available in Rio Rancho at the following locations:
Acantilado Vista Independent Living and Retirement Community
920 Riverview Drive, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Offers seniors independence, community and convenience in their own private apartments. In-house activities and restaurant style meals are provided.
Rio Rancho Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
4210 Sabana Grande Avenue, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Offers a 120 bed, Medicare-certified facility with speech, respiratory, physical, and occupational therapy. It provides 24 hour nursing care, accommodates special diets and has an extensive activities program.
Sandia Springs Senior Living Community
1000 River View Drive, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124.
Offers 80 private apartments in its Assisted Living Service Plan and a Special Needs program for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia; also offers cottages for independent seniors on the premises.