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Presbyterian Healthcare Services Patient Rights

As a patient of a Presbyterian Healthcare Services Facility, your rights and responsibilities are described in the following documents:

Responding to Your Needs and Concerns

Presbyterian Healthcare Services is committed to making your care as comfortable and problem-free as possible. Our goal is to provide you with the care you need in a compassionate and healing environment.

More About Advance Directives

You have the right to give instructions about your own healthcare.

Presbyterian Healthcare Services believes that your medical care should reflect your wishes as much as possible. We strongly encourage you to discuss your choices with your physician or healthcare professional and your family.

An advance directive is a legal document about your healthcare decisions. It provides direction to healthcare providers if you become unable to make choices for yourself by making your wishes known. An advance directive is only used when you are not able to speak for yourself or make your own decisions.

The best way to prepare your Advance Directive is by using our online platform that attaches the form directly to your Presbyterian electronic medical record.

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If you prefer a paper copy, you can fill out the below document and submit it to your healthcare team at your next appointment.

New Mexico law does not require that an advance directive be notarized or witnessed, and there is no specific form that must be used.

You are not required to complete an advance directive. If you do not complete an advance directive or choose a Healthcare Decision Maker, New Mexico law decides who will be authorized to make decisions on your behalf in the event that you are unable to make decisions yourself.

Translation and Interpretation Services

Patients and their families have a right to translation and interpretation services to help communication among patients and their families or representatives and doctors, nurses, or other caregivers. Interpreters and translation services, including services for American Sign Language, are available simply by making a request to any Presbyterian staff member or showing them this notice. This is a free service.

These rights and responsibilities apply to patients at the following facilities and their clinics:

Presbyterian Hospital

1100 Central Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
505-841-1234

Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital

8300 Constitution Ave. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87112
505-291-2000

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center

2400 Unser Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124
505-253-7878

Lincoln County Medical Center

211 Sudderth Dr.
Ruidoso, NM 88345
505-257-8200

Presbyterian Española Hospital

1010 Spruce St.
Española, NM 87532
505-753-7111

Plains Regional Medical Center

2100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Clovis, NM 88101
505-769-2141

Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital

301 E. Miel de Luna
Tucumcari, NM 88410
575-461-7000

Socorro General Hospital

1202 Highway 60 West
PO Box 1009
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
575-835-1140

Santa Fe Medical Center

4801 Beckner Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507
505-772-1234