In 1936, America was in the midst of its greatest economic disaster and Taos socialite, Mabel Dodge Luhan, saw that her community desperately needed a proper hospital. She donated a house on La Posta Road and it was named Holy Cross Hospital by The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, who ran the hospital for nearly twenty-five years. While initially small and with limited services, the hospital established a standard of excellence in care and community outreach that has never wavered. Today, Holy Cross Hospital remains the heart of a growing and vibrant network of healthcare services called Holy Cross Medical Center. From emergency services to primary care, acute hospital care, general surgery, cardiology, ob/gyn, orthopedics, and urology to prevention programs, rural clinics, integrative medicine, and much more, our health system is the leading care provider throughout northern New Mexico. As a leading rural hospital in the United States, Holy Cross has always endeavored to be on the cutting edge of innovative care; proud of its heritage and embedded deeply in the daily life of this remarkable community.