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Caring for Navajo Patients

In New Mexico, the population most impacted by COVID-19 is the Navajo population. Of New Mexico’s 10,565 COVID cases, 53% are Native American, the greatest majority coming from the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation spans a four state area: north and western New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Antibodies are proteins that help fight off infections. COVID-19 antibody tests check your blood by looking for COVID-19 antibodies, which show if you had a previous infection with the virus.

Convalescent Plasma Donation

In cooperation with a national program led by Mayo Clinic, CHRISTUS St. Vincent is now employing convalescent plasma therapy in the treatment of COVID-19.

Video Visits Connect Patients with Loved Ones, Providers with Patients

Though strict visitor restrictions are now in place at CHRISTUS St. Vincent, the hospital hasn’t let that get in the way of patients connecting with friends and loved ones. For more than three weeks, patients have been corresponding with those they hold dear via video visits on iPads. The visits have proved to be invaluable for reducing patient stress, anxiety and loneliness.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Makes Necessary Closure

Effective at 7 p.m. today, CHRISTUS St. Vincent’s Southside 24-Hour Emergency Room, located at 5501 Herrera Drive, will be closed. All emergency personnel have been reassigned to the main hospital emergency department at 455. St. Michael’s Drive to assist in our community response to COVID-19.

3 New Mexicans to know, and heroes of health care

Health care is a business. Of course it is. We know this to be true, but in times like these, it is easy to forget. As we read about area hospitals gearing up for the battle of their lives  —  and our lives  —  we aren't thinking about profit margins or market share.