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Recognition and Awards

HRSA Gold Recognition

San Juan Regional Medical Center is proud to be recognized among a select group of hospitals nationwide for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign. The hospital achieved gold level recognition for its 2019 campaign, which included partnering with the New Mexico Hospital Association and New Mexico Donor Services to educate staff, patients, visitors, and community members about the critical need for organ, eye, and tissue donors. Since the initiative began in 2011, hospitals have helped to add more than 492,000 donor registrations nationwide.

San Juan Regional Medical Center Designated as a Baby Friendly® Facility

San Juan Regional Medical Center has received the prestigious Baby-Friendly® designation from Baby-Friendly USA. As a Baby-Friendly® designated facility, SJRMC is committed to practicing high-quality processes and evidence-based practices designed to support mother/baby bonding and optimal infant feeding. This helps to ensure that mothers and babies are off to a healthy start in life.

San Juan Regional Medical Center Recognized as one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the U.S.


San Juan Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the most beautiful hospitals in the USA. Our facility ranked sixth on Soliant’s 10th annual Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals contest. Supporters from across the country nominated and voted for facilities that recognized nurturing staff, comforting aesthetics, and innovative designs as key elements of beauty which contribute to the overall well-being of patients. Deliberate design aesthetics incorporated into the building to create a more healing environment include skylights and open air balconies, Meditation Rooms that mimic a Navajo Hogan, and a beautiful Healing Garden open year round for patients and visitors to enjoy.

AirCare Services Awarded Accreditation

San Juan Regional Medical Center’s AirCare air ambulance service has been reaccredited through 2021 by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS). CAMTS accreditation helps ensure the highest safety and customer care standards through a rigorous audit process. 

The reaccreditation process, which San Juan Regional Medical Center goes through voluntarily every three years, ensures that AirCare continually raises the bar for safety and the delivery of critical patient care, continuously improving processes to meet national standards. Criteria for reaccreditation include training and education, aircraft maintenance, and staff and pilot qualifications. 

Mammography Accreditation

San Juan Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety.

To achieve the ACR Gold Standard of Accreditation, San Juan Regional Medical Center and its Outpatient Diagnostic Center went through a vigorous review process to ensure that each facility meets nationally-accepted standards of care. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are assessed. Every aspect of the accreditation process is overseen by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field of advanced diagnostic imaging.

EMS Department Honored

San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is top in the state when it comes to treating patients who experience severe heart attacks. The hospital’s EMS Department was the only one in New Mexico to receive the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award. 

Recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” Issue

San Juan Regional Medical Center is among the top hospitals in the nation when it comes to delivering treatment to improve the quality of care for heart disease and stroke patients. The hospital was one of five in New Mexico recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue.

San Juan Regional Medical Center joins an elite group of hospitals recognized for adhering to the latest scientific guidelines for heart attack care as part of the Mission: Lifeline® quality initiative. The hospital and its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department both received Mission: Lifeline® gold awards for the past two years, demonstrating a strong commitment to quality care to achieve better patient outcomes. The goal of Mission: Lifeline® is to implement proven quality improvement measures to treat patients who have a severe and often deadly type of heart attack called a STEMI. 

HealthInsight New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center is the proud recipient of four Certificates for Excellence in Quality Improvement from HealthInsight New Mexico. We were recognized for: 

  • ED Arrival to Provider Contact
  • Stroke Education
  • Sepsis Bundle Compliance
  • Outpatient Pain Management for Long Bone Fracture

Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized San Juan Regional Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. San Juan Regional Medical Center was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI V6. San Juan Regional Medical Center is the only Four Corners area hospital with this designation.

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year. This ensures that patients experiencing an acute heart attack receive rapid treatment in the cardiac cath lab to minimize damage to the heart muscle.

Quest for Excellence Award

San Juan Regional Medical Center is one of just three New Mexico hospitals to earn the Quest for Excellence Award, the New Mexico Hospital Association’s premier honor in hospital quality and performance improvement. San Juan Regional Medical Center is also a recipient of the 2018 Hospital Innovation Improvement Award, a multi-year initiative that aims to ensure better care for individuals throughout the state.  


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