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UNM Hospital


University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH), the state's only academic medical center, is the primary teaching hospital for the university's School of Medicine. UNMH cares for a large, diverse population with complex and urgent health needs, providing more than $135 million of uncompensated care per year.  

UNMH, home to the state's only Level I Trauma Center, annually manages more than:

  • 93,000 emergency visits
  • 7,000 trauma cases
  • 18,000 surgeries
  • 491,000 outpatient visits

Through us, thousands of patients receive advanced treatments in clinical trials. Many more patients benefit from our telehealth network that gives providers audio and video access to rural communities statewide. 

Mission, Vision & Core Values

Discover our philosophy of care.

Our patient care mission encompasses serving as an accessible, high-quality, safety-focused, comprehensive care provider for all the people of Bernalillo County, and providing specialized services for people across the state.

Our education mission focuses on creating a patient care environment that supports the educational programs of the UNM Health Sciences Center professional schools.

Our research mission focuses on the application of new biomedical knowledge, translated to innovative patient care programs and models of health care delivery, leading to health status improvement for New Mexico.

UNMH will be the leader in improving New Mexico's health outcomes through our academic specialty programs and our community-responsive, culturally competent, patient care, education and clinical research programs.

We aspire to be one of the nation's leading university hospitals that captures the synergy in being both an excellent academic institution and an innovative, community-oriented public teaching hospital. UNMH will set the standard for excellence in quality and patient safety in public teaching hospitals.

Our core values emphasize:

  • A culture of shared expectations regarding integrity, accountability and decisiveness in commitment to excellence.
  • Compassion and respect in our interaction with students, patients and colleagues.
  • Diversity in people and thinking.
  • Effective utilization of our resources.
  • Advancement of our institutional mission while supporting professional and personal growth.

Leadership

Learn about the leadership and board of trustees who provide guidance and oversight of UNM Hospital.

Quality Care

Rest assured that UNMH provides excellent care. We're accredited by The Joint Commission – the nation's largest independent, nonprofit health care accrediting agency – in recognition of our commitment to quality improvement and patient safety.

We also earned Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ award in 2016. This distinction recognizes UNMH's performance in the top five percent nationally for overall clinical excellence – based on mortality and complication rates for common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Mill Levy & County Support

UNMH receives about $90 million annually from Bernalillo County property taxes subject to voter renewal of a mill levy every eight years. These funds support care for tens of thousands of people in need annually.

Homegrown Healthcare

To see how UNM Hospital has helped save and improve lives throughout its history, watch our Homegrown Healthcare video.

Our History

The facility now called UNMH opened in 1954 as Bernalillo County Indian Hospital, the only hospital dedicated to serving local Native Americans. In the late 1960's, the facility became part of the University of New Mexico, and in 1979, the hospital took its current name.

UNMH built an emergency/critical care addition in 1984. The facility's most recent major upgrade, the Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavilion, opened in spring 2007. The pavilion added nearly 500,000 square feet of space, including an expanded emergency department, UNM Children's Hospital, and other areas designed for efficiency, safety and the latest technology.

Contact Us

Hours of Operation

General visiting hours:
11 am - 10 pm daily

General business hours:
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Main Operator:
505-272-2111

Centralized Scheduling:
505-272-iUNM (4866)

Patient Advocate:
505-272-2121

photo: UNM Hospital Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion

Driving Directions

2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

From Santa Fe

  1. Take I-25 south. Take exit 225 - Lomas Boulevard.
  2. Turn left onto Lomas Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto Yale Boulevard. 
  4. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Camino de Salud.

Parking is located in the parking garage just west of the main entrance of the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion on the right.

From Albuquerque International Sunport

  1. Take I-25 north. Take exit 225 - Lomas Boulevard.
  2. Turn right onto Lomas Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto Yale Boulevard. 
  4. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Camino de Salud.

Parking is located in the parking garage just west of the main entrance of the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion on the right.

From Tijeras

  1. Take I-40 west. Take exit 159D - University Boulevard.
  2. Turn left onto University Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto Lomas Boulevard.
  4. Turn left onto Yale Boulevard.
  5. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Camino de Salud.

Parking is located in the parking garage just west of the main entrance of the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion on the right.

From Coors and I-40

  1. Take I-40 east. Take exit 159A - University Boulevard.
  2. Continue on the frontage road to Lomas Boulevard.
  3. Turn left onto Lomas Boulevard.
  4. Turn left onto Yale Boulevard.
  5. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Camino de Salud.

Parking is located in the parking garage just west of the main entrance of the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion on the right.

UNMH Floor Maps

*Locations are subject to change. Maps may not be 100% accurate.

Schedule an appointment: (505) 272-4866

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