Bernalillo County Medical Center, New Mexico

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A large medical facility located next to the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico. First known as the Bernalillo County Indian Hospital, the facility was opened in October 1954, and its construction was a joint project of Bernalillo County and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At the time, it was the only hospital dedicated to serving the area’s Native American communities. In the late 1960s, the hospital became part of UNM and was renamed the Bernalillo County Medical Center. In 1979, it was again renamed to the University of New Mexico Hospital.

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"University of New Mexico Hospital, located on the University of New Mexico's North Campus in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 17, 2010" by Allen S. is licensed under Public Domain.

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