Regents set to consider UNM Hospital expansion

University of New Mexico Children's Hospital
University of New Mexico Children's Hospital

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico Hospital could learn as early as next week if it can proceed to the next step in an expansion proposal.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, UNM regents may decide at their August 15 meeting if UNM-H can hire an architect and make plans to create a “modern medical facility.”

The State Board of Finance helped kill a similar plan for building a school hospital about five years ago by never holding a vote.

The Journal reports UNM has resumed the efforts saying it needs more beds to meet the demand and a modern space.

The first phase of the project would come at an estimated cost of $230-million to $250-million. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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