Farmington, New Mexico
Located in the beautiful San Juan River Valley in northwest New Mexico, San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) is a non-profit, community owned hospital with state-of-the-art operating suites and 72 private patient rooms with fresh air balconies. SJRMC has a rich heritage that dates back before New Mexico was a state. In 1910, two physicians, Dr. G.W. Sammons and Dr. A.M. Smith started an eight-bed hospital so patients in San Juan County, New Mexico would not have to travel the treacherous 50 miles to Mercy Hospital in Durango, Colorado. As years passed, community members and staff gave their own money to buy supplies for the hospital to keep it growing and grow it did, from eight beds in 1910 to the 194 beds that exist today.
That spirit of community continues as hospital employees, physicians and volunteers reflect diverse backgrounds, but the principal motivation of doing worthwhile work and making a difference is a thriving inheritance. A community hospital with a regional outreach, SJRMC is a values-driven organization that strives to deliver on its mission and achieve its vision through the use of the core values.
Through regional outreach, SJRMC supports patients and families in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. The organization offers a continuum of care which includes a level III trauma center; regional cancer center; spine center; heart center; rehabilitation hospital; outpatient diagnostic center; onsite daycare facility; hospital-owned AirCare air-ambulance service and all the San Juan Health Partners specialty clinics which have expanded beyond Farmington to Aztec, Bloomfield, and southern Colorado. As the Four Corners region grows, SJRMC responds by expanding services to meet the needs of the area.
San Juan Regional Medical Center is accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, and a three-time Mission: Lifeline® EMS gold award winner for excellence in cardiac care. San Juan Regional Medical Center received the Roadrunner Recognition award from Quality New Mexico in 2017. The award reflects that San Juan Regional Medical Center demonstrates progress in building sound and systematic processes and attaining improved outcomes. Also in 2017, San Juan Regional Medical Center was the only healthcare organization in the state to receive four Certificates for Excellence in Quality Improvement from HealthInsight New Mexico for improved outcomes in ED arrival to provider contact, stroke education, sepsis bundle compliance, and outpatient pain management for long bone fracture.
San Juan Regional Medical Center is dedicated to quality care and excellent patient satisfaction, which stems from excellent providers. Offering competitive compensation based on MGMA median with outstanding benefits including:
San Juan Regional Medical Center fosters an engaged organizational culture focused on improving service and value for patients. The SJRMC workforce honors everyone’s differences and personalizes care to reflect the unique needs of its patients. That values-driven culture ensures that every decision is directed by SJRMC’s core values, enabling and holding workforce members accountable to do the right thing for the patient, no matter what. That’s Sacred Trust.
When describing the culture of the organization, the word family often comes up. Employees truly see themselves as family, demonstrated by a caring commitment to each other, patients and the community, creating a unique culture within which to work and to receive care.
San Juan Regional Medical Center has built strong and meaningful relationships with the highly diverse communities it serves, with approximately 20% of citizens Hispanic, 38% Native American and 41% Caucasian. Rather than view cultural differences as a challenge, SJRMC embraces the diversity of its community to recognize and celebrate the differences and honor each culture in support of the Personal Reverence core value. The SJRMC workforce is reflective of the diversity of its community and hires from within the diverse community when possible to ensure that the organization represents the diverse ideas, cultures, and thinking of the community.
Located in the high desert at just under 5,400 feet elevation, San Juan County is the gateway to the Four Corners area of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona with a rich abundance of amenities and activities in every direction. Farmington sees an average of 273 sunny days and boasts beautiful sunsets among its bluffs and mesas, making it the perfect setting for a wide variety of outdoor adventures. Hiking opportunities are plentiful, golf enthusiasts can play year round in the mild climate, world-class skiing and snowboarding are a short drive away, and the Four Corners area boasts some of the best fishing in the Southwest.
Farmington is within a four-hour drive of 57 national parks and monuments and within an eight-hour drive or less to five UNESCO world heritage sites. Patrons of the arts will enjoy easy access to the Santa Fe Opera and the Telluride Film Festival. Farmington’s strong sense of community and vibrant Southwest culture make it a great place to pursue a work-life balance.
San Juan Regional Medical Center’s mission is to personalize healthcare and create enthusiasm and vitality in healing. Its vision is to be known as the most personalized quality healthcare provider. As a values-driven organization, SJRMC focuses on personalizing the care it delivers to a diverse population of patients and communities through the use of five core values: Sacred Trust, Personal Reverence, Thoughtful Anticipation, Creative Vitality and Team Accountability. Its mission, vision and core values direct decisions, whether the decision is about the care of an individual patient, or how services are expanded to meet the needs of the community.