Campus News - January 28, 2002

UNM Hospital begins construction on new Ambulatory Surgery and Imaging Center

Dr. Philip Eaton (center), vice president for Health Sciences, leads the way as VIPs break the ground for the new facility.By Veronica Valencia

A new Ambulatory Surgery and Imaging Center at the UNM Health Sciences Center will help meet the changing health care needs of New Mexicans.

Construction on the 37, 906-sq. ft. building is slated to begin next month and will take a year to complete.

The facility, located at 1211 University Blvd. N.E., will hold six operating suites, a surgery prep area and recovery suite with 22 beds. The imaging component will house an imaging suite complete with MRI, CT Scan, mammography and ultrasoundcapabilities as well as a pain management center.

The new center will allow health care providers to respond to current and future outpatient demands and provide relief for existing UNMH surgical facilities.

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