New Mexico hospitals continued to add high quality jobs in 2016, directly employing 37,500 individuals and contributing another 31,500 secondary jobs to our state: 69,000 hospital-related jobs represent about 8.5% of New Mexico’s total workforce.

Still, recruitment and retention of an appropriately prepared and culturally competent workforce continues to challenge all hospitals. In response, the goal of NMHA’s Workforce Policy Committee is to reduce healthcare professional shortages across New Mexico.


More RESources

  • Advanced Practice Professionals Matrix – This important resource compiles NM statutes and federal regulations for Advanced Practice Professionals. It includes regulation status, scope of practice, CE requirements, collaborative agreement – if required, prescriptive authority, etc. This document is offered as a summary and not legal advice.
    Please seek advice from your attorney if you plan to change bylaws or policies
  • Building a Community Health Worker Program:  The Key to Better Care, Better Outcomes & Lower Costs (pdf) – This guidebook from Community HealthWorks describes  the Community Health Worker (CHW) approach to addressing population health goals and meeting ACA mandated Community Health Needs Assessments.