UNM Hospital's Mission, Vision & Values


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. Show a loved one you care—visit our gift shop today.

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. Meet our leadership team and board of trustees.


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

Take the Next Step

To schedule an appointment, call 505-272-iUNM (4866).

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.

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.