Sierra Vista Hospital Truth Or Consequences New Mexico

Sierra Vista Hospital is a 25-bed facility certified by Medicare and Federal programs. We are owned by a combination of public bodies, thus making us a true ‘community' hospital. The commissions that represent the ownership also appoint a Governing Body made up of local residents who have unique interests in our hospital and its success. We are fortunate to have interested parties that support a foundation and a very active Development Office that sustains our efforts to build a new facility. Our Auxiliary volunteers are devoted supporters with their efforts as well.

We offer a variety of services for a small facility: We have Medical and Surgical Services, Emergency Services as well as the Ancillary services necessary to support the different areas of care that we provide. The Ancillary Services consist of Laboratory, Radiology to include CAT Scans, Mammography and more. We have itinerant services for Vascular Studies and MRI

Our services include a Rural Health Clinic that provides for primary care on the premises where patients can get the services they need for quality care. Our support staff work with great dedication to provide for the Hospital's mission.

Sierra Vista Hospital also realizes our commitment to those who have emotional issues. We have a fully staffed Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic. Our qualified staff offer the necessary support and referrals to our clients so that they may enjoy a quality life.We also provide Crisis Intervention through our ER.

We are one of the few hospitals to own and provide an Ambulance/EMS system to service the community. This talented and dedicated staff integrates into our Hospital through Emergency Services.

While we have competition for staff recruitment, in part due to our location and size, our current Hospital staff has quality, integrity and compassion. We are always seeking physicians and clinical staff to augment our contingent.


Our Community
Sierra Vista Hospital is located in Southcentral New Mexico in the historic City of Truth or Consequences, the county seat of Sierra County.T or C, Williamsburg, Elephant Butte and Sierra County are the water wonderland of New Mexico, featuring geothermal hot springs, the largest lake in New Mexico, rivers, fishing, State Parks, beautiful mountain views, clean desert air and a year-round temperate climate.

Our Hospital
Currently, under the administration of Domenica Rush, CEO, we are a community-operated 25 bed Critical Access Hospital Healthcare and we are members of the New Mexico Hospitals and Health Systems Association.

Sierra Vista Hospital's commitment has always been to serve the 13,000 residents, as well as the 900,000 visitors who come to enjoy Sierra County and Elephant Butte Lake State Park annually. We are committed to providing healthcare that is sensitive, compassionate, promptly delivered and cost effective.

Our dedicated , caring doctors, nurses, and professional staff provide the following hospital services:


* Ambulance Service

* Rural Health Clinic

* Emergency Services

* Cardiopulmonary Services

* Laboratory Services

* Counseling Center

* Radiology Services

* Surgical/Anesthesiology Services

* Physical Therapy

* Specialty Clinics

Mission, Vision and Goals Statements

    Mission: Sierra Vista Hospital, a rural community-owned healthcare provider, is dedicated to being a leader in the community by providing a broad continuum of health care services to Sierra County residents and visitors.

    Vision: Sierra Vista Hospital will be the facility of choice and a source of community pride for Sierra County and the State of New Mexico.

    We will be fiscally responsible.
    We will strive for quality/performance improvement.
    We will continue expansion of services.
    We will work to create a new facility.
    We will encourage recruitment and retention of qualified professionals and support staff.

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Driving Directions

I-25 coming from Las Cruces:

Take I-25 exit 79 to Truth Or Consequences. Continue south on Date Street until the intersection of 9th Avenue and Date Street (at the flashing traffic light by AUTO ZONE). Turn left and continue past the Fire Station then proceed to the sign for the entrance of the Hospital.

I-25 coming from Albuquerque:

Take I-25 exit 79 to Truth Or Consequences. Bear right onto the ramp toward Truth Or Consequences. Bear right and continue on N. Date Street. Go 1.3 mi. Turn left at E 9th Ave. (at the flashing traffic light by AUTO ZONE). Continue past the Fire Station and proceed to the sign for the main entrance to the Hospital.

I-25 Exit 75 by Williamsburg: Bear right and continue 4 miles on South Broadway through the Town of Williamsburg, then through the City of Truth or Consequences. (South Broadway turns into Date Street) Continue north on Date Street until the intersection of 9th Avenue and Date Street (at the second traffic light, by AUTO ZONE). Turn right and continue past the Fire Station then proceed to the sign for the main entrance of the Hospital.


Department Phone Ext. Fax
Administration 202 (575) 894-7659
Business Office 204 (575) 894-7659
Counseling Center 380 (575) 743-1362
Community Health Clinic 399 (575) 894-4999
Human Resources 230 (575) 894-7659
Laboratory 222 (575) 894-1210
Medical Records 220 (575) 894-3718
Medical Staff 205 (575) 894-7659
Physical Therapy 213 (575) 743-1263
Quality Management 207 (575) 894-7659
Radiology 224 (575) 894-1038
Social Services 332 (575) 894-7659
Specialty Clinic 246 (575) 894-4747
Ultrasound 276 (575) 743-1276


Sierra Vista Hospital takes no responsibility for the content nor influence of information received from these sites. These links are meant merely as a courtesy for our visitors.

Advanced Directives & Living Wills:

Alzheimer's Disease Education & Referral Center (NIH):

American Cancer Society:

American Diabetes Association:

American Heart Association:

American Red Cross:

Elephant Butte Chamber of Commerce:


Medline Plus (US Nat. Library of Medicine & Nat. Inst. of Health):

National Institutes of Health:

National Kidney Foundation:

New Mexico Children, Youth and Family Department:

New Mexico Dept of Health:

New Mexico State:

Organ Donation Registry:

Sierra Health Council:

Sierra County Economic Development Organization (SCEDO):

Sierra County, NM:

Truth or Consequences, NM Chamber of Commerce:



Cvijanovich, Alexandra, M. D.
Ben Archer Pediatric Health Clinic
Specialty: Pediatrics
Residency: University of Utah, Primary Children's Medical Center
Certifications: American Academy of Pediatrics

Elting, Eve, M. D.
Sierra Vista Hospital

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Froilan, Faustino, M. D.
Sierra Vista Community Health Center
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Brooklyn, NY

Janetzko, Edgar, M. D.
Ben Archer Health Center

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Karabanow, Anthony, M. D.
Sierra Vista Community Health Center

Specialty: Internal Medicine

Khalil, Cindy, M. D.
Sierra Vista Community Health Center

Specialty: Family Medicine

Khalil, Magdy, M. D.
Sierra Vista Community Health Center

Specialty: Family Medicine

Kunz, David, D. O.
Sierra Vista Hospital

Specialty: ER / Family Medicine

Malcolmson, James, M. D.
Sierra Vista Community Health Center

Specialty: Internal Medicine
Residency: New York University, NY,NY

Spruce, Haruhuani, M. D.
Healing Waters Family Medical
Specialty: Family Medicine
Residency: Northern NM Family Practice , Santa Fe, NM
Certifications: American Board of Family Practice

Stephens, Michael, M. D.
Sierra Vista Hospital

Specialty: ER/Admission Physician

SVH Consulting and Associate Medical Staff, 2010

Associate Medical Staff

Hewett, Bernie, M.D.

Opthalmology, Ophthalmic Surgery

Kunz, David, D.O.

Family Practice

Herrera, Mario, MD

Internal Medicine

Consulting/Associate Medical Staff

Casey, Linda, MD


Felts, Rick, DDS


Huser, Jeffrey, MD


Iqbal, Javed, M.D.


Murray, Joseph, CRNA


Rauth, Bishnu, M.D.


Rehman, Atta, M.D.


Richards, Kent, M.D.


Thompson, Thomas, PhD


Yu, Hsiao-Ch'un, DPM



Mary Frankis, MD

New Mexico Heart Institute

502 Elm Street, NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(800) 715-6644


Javed Iqbal, MD

Atta Rehman, MD

3855 Foothills

Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 532-8561


Donald Watson, MD

Las Cruces Physicians Practice

2530 S. Telshor Blvd, Suite 107

Las Cruces, NM 88011

(575) 556-6440


Dr. Yu, MD

Arroyo Foot and Ankle Clinic

700 S. Walnut St, Suite #3

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Community Health Foundation

The Community Health Foundation was founded in the early 80's as the Sierra Vista Hospital Foundation. At its inception, various events were held to raise money for the Hospital, and Memorial Gifts were encouraged from the public. In 1994 the Foundation became a 501c3 and changed its name to The Community Health Foundation with the mission of raising money for patient care equipment . The Foundation consists of community members from Sierra County with the welfare of the county's healthcare first and foremost in their minds.

The existing Foundation is responsible for expenditure of over one half million dollars, raised for the benefit of Sierra Vista Hospital. The Community Health Foundation, among its events, has been most successful in hosting an Annual Golf Tournament with a myriad of sponsors and supporters. The Annual Golf Tournament has been held for 12 years and continues to be the number one event that tournament sponsors and golfers, alike, look forward to and support. The Foundation also operates a Thrift Store that makes good used items available to the community while supporting the work of healthcare.

Foundation members dedicate their time and efforts to improving health care in Sierra County through many events and Sierra Vista Hospital is grateful for their efforts

Hospital Auxiliary

The Hospital Auxiliary is an active voluntary arm of Sierra Vista Hospital. Commonly known as the “PINK LADIES”, the Auxiliary members can be seen throughout the hospital: visiting and offering assistance to patients, directing visitors from the information desk in the front lobby, assisting various departments with clerical duties, working at the hospital gift shop, providing coffee & snacks in the coffee shop daily and by performing many other “unsung” tasks.

Recently, five new television sets have been purchased and are already installed in patient rooms. Plans are underway for the Annual Open House (November 18). Christmas items are arriving weekly and will be available for purchase at the Open House.

For information concerning the Hospital Auxiliary, or about how you can become a part of this invaluable organization, please contact the Hospital Auxiliary, at (575) 894-2111.

We had a cheerful morning at Sierra Vista Hospital today Monday April 5th. The Auxiliary Group who has been working hard at the hospital to raise funds for new equipment has just donated $4,124.51. The equipment purchased was Ophthalmoscope, which is a diagnostic tool used for checking optics deterioration for visualization, and a Spirometer, which is a full function asthma diagnostic tool, and will help people with cardiopulmonary asthmatic breathing problems. The Auxiliary group (the Pink Ladies) run the coffee and gift shop in the mornings at Sierra Vista Hospital Monday through Friday. The public is always invited to join us for breakfast anytime. They serve coffee, tea, and many homemade food items. It is a nice place to sit and visit. The gift shop offers many fine reasonable gifts for all ages. On behalf of Sierra Vista Hospital I would like to thank the Pink Ladies and commemorate their hard work for such a good cause. It is one more step in making our community proud for who we are.