SPONSORED / If it takes a village to raise a child, there is no better village than Taos. Northern New Mexico is a wide-open playground with a tight-knit community that offers the benefits of rural living along with great support options for pregnant women, new mothers, and young families. Holy Cross Hospital has an amazing labor and delivery team that is dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for families to experience the miracle of childbirth, without the need to leave our wonderful community.
Over the last 85 years, Holy Cross has been proud to serve many generations of Taoseños as they bring new life to our community. The labor and delivery department at Holy Cross Hospital has helped deliver over 10,000 babies since 1937 and their local practitioners provide excellent care throughout pregnancy, during birth, and into childhood. In addition to the Labor and Delivery department, Holy Cross helps families access an extensive array of services to help them thrive right here at home.
Holy Cross Women’s Health Institute
Holy Cross Women’s Health Institute is a complete resource for women’s health care in Taos. The Women’s Health Institute team includes OB/GYNs Dr. Tim Moore, Dr. Rameet Singh, and Dr. Carol Keisling, and Certified Nurse Midwives Naomi Hannah and Anna Huesner. The team is proud to provide exceptional care and support throughout a patient’s pregnancy and birth.
Holy Cross Pediatrics & Primary Care
Having access to a great pediatric physician can be a challenge in rural communities, but here in Taos we are lucky to have a wonderful pediatrician, Dr. Karen Gelfand. Dr. Gelfand brings extensive experience and compassionate care to the youth of our community.
Holy Cross First Steps
Raising a child can be challenging and most parents can use an extra hand. First Steps is a program that offers free home visiting support for pregnant women and families with children up to the age of three. Beginning in October of 2021, First Steps will be expanding service to accommodate families with children up to five years old. First Steps has seven home visitors that partner with families to provide parents with information, support, access to resources, and help establish a strong & positive family foundation. Home visiting services are free, non-invasive, available in English and Spanish, and available to all families in Taos County and Western Colfax Counties.
Taos Loves Kids
Taos Loves Kids offers classes and groups to families with children under age eighteen. Their intention is to create a space where families can connect, engage and gain valuable tools to support their parenting journey. They are able to connect families to resources as needed. All classes are free and offered in English and Spanish. All materials/supplies will be provided. Parenting is tough, doing it alone is tougher. As a community we can grow and thrive together.
Call Cristina Portillo for more information (575) 751-8904
Rural OB Access & Maternal Services
Getting access to care for mothers in rural New Mexico can involve long distance drives to appointments and it can be difficult for pregnant women to find services close to where they live. ROAMS has created a network of hospitals and physicians in Northeast New Mexico that help mothers access care without having to drive long distances and has helped purchase top-of-the-line equipment for clinics and hospitals. For mothers in Northern Taos County, there is now a top-of-the-line ultrasound machine at the Questa Clinic.
ROAMS provides local family navigators that can help connect pregnant women and new families with many free services and programs and can help families access additional support including telehealth equipment and lactation support classes for new mothers.
The Taos community is an amazing place to live, and Holy Cross Hospital strives to provide excellent care for our local families.
To find more information about local services, visit HolyCrossMedicalCenter.org