With more than 1,900 hospital beds and nationally recognized programs and facilities, Albuquerque is the center of health care excellence in New Mexico.


The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a nationally recognized Class I research institution committed to innovation in the medical field. The newly constructed $90 million, 206,000-square-foot University of New Mexico Cancer Center offers world-class treatment and clinical research. The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute leads the charge in biomedical research, along with prevention and treatment of a wide range of respiratory issues.


The Albuquerque metro area’s population is growing, so health care providers are investing in the future. Two new hospitals were recently completed in Rio Rancho: the University of New Mexico Sandoval Regional Medical Center, a 200,000-square-foot acute care facility, and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, a full-service hospital that includes an emergency department and physicians office building.


Albuquerque is home to an active senior community, and the City provides activities, continued learning opportunities, senior centers and health management support for the area’s seniors and baby boomers. There are also many exceptional assisted living care centers conveniently located throughout the metro area, as well as home health care treatment and senior care organizations.

Major Hospitals

Number of Licensed Beds

  • University of New Mexico – 629
  • Presbyterian Hospital – 453
  • Lovelace Medical Center – 263
  • Presbyterian Kaseman – 170
  • Lovelace Women’s Hospital – 120
  • Presbyterian Rust Medical Center – 92
  • Lovelace Westside – 80
  • UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center – 72
  • Heart Hospital of New Mexico – 55

Major Healthcare Insurance Organizations

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Delta Dental
  • Lovelace Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare of New Mexico
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthcare
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