A new Ambulatory Surgery & Imaging Center at the UNM Health Sciences Center will help meet the changing health care needs of New Mexicans. Construction on the 37, 906-square foot building is slated to begin in February 2002 and will take one year to complete.

The AS & IC, 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 Ultrasound capabilities as well as a pain management center.

While the operating rooms are essential to treatment, imaging is crucial to diagnosis. Combining services at this site will allow UNMH to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis in a timely and efficient manner. The new center will also allow health care providers to respond to current and future outpatient demands and provide relief for existing surgical facilities at UNMH.

UNMH is one of the state's major hospitals and home to the only Level I Trauma Center. Its health care providers have been serving the needs of New Mexicans for nearly 50 years.
Contact: HSC Public Affairs, 272-3322