Gila Medical Center

1313 E 32nd Street
Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Phone: (575) 538-4000
Fax (575) 538-9714

Gila Regional Medical Center is deeply committed to our county-owned not-for-profit mission to provide health care services to the communities we serve, rather than generate profits. That means every dollar we earn is reinvested into new or expanding patient care services; new technologies, putting systems into place that humanize , personalize and demystify the hospital experience for patients and their families; maintaining existing equipment and facilities; and paying caregivers' salaries.

The Registration Process

To be admitted to the hospital or to have outpatient testing, lab work or imaging, you register at GRMC Registration located next to the Emergency Department. We are open around the clock to serve you. GRMC's main numbers is 575/538-4000

The following GRMC services provide registration in their area:

• Surgical Center of the Southwest ­­
• Gila Regional Cancer Center
• Home Care Services
• Hospice Services
• Infusion Services
• Rehabilitation Services

What to bring to registration?

Social Security number

Insurance identification cards

Medicare or Medicaid card

Current medication list

A method of payment for any co-payments, deductibles or coinsurances that is due

Information on next of kin or responsible parties including name, address, phone, and relationship

If you come for outpatient services please bring your doctor's prescription with you or verify with your doctor's office that it was sent in

Identification Bracelet

When you are admitted, an ID bracelet is placed on your wrist. This is for your safety ­- both your medications and your medical records are coded with your ID bracelet ­- so keep it on!

What to Pack for Your Stay:

  • Leave your jewelry and valuables at home.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes you can put on easily when it's time to leave.
  • Bring only a few personal items, such as a toiletry kit.
  • Bring a list of your vitamins and medicines with dosage amounts.
  • Bring a copy of your Living Will and/or Advanced Directives.
  • Check the forms from your doctor and GRMC to see if there are any other items you need to bring for your stay.
  • Bring contact numbers for your ride home at discharge.

ATM Machine

Need cash? You can find an ATM in the Registration Waiting Area. The ATM is provided by First New Mexico Bank of Silver City.

"Catering to You" Program

Each day you receive a selective menu especially prepared with your restrictions in mind. Circle the desired food selections for each meal. Our Dietary Department's Catering to You staff will take your selections and deliver your meals to your room. They will assist you in this process if you require help.

Courtyard Café

Visitors are welcome to dine in our cafeteria during the following hours:


7 a.m.


10 a.m.

Lunch 11 a.m. -

2 p.m.


4 p.m.


7 p.m.

24-hour vending machines are located on the 1st floor near the Gift Shop and on the 2nd floor in the ER Lobby Area and the Outpatient Waiting Area


If you need spiritual support and emotional encouragement, our GRMC hospital chaplain or a Planetree ministerial volunteer is available to help. To contact our chaplain call 575/313-6897


The hospital's interfaith chapel located on the 2nd floor near Med/Surg Pod II is always open.


To help you find your way, we have maps of GRMC posted at each entrance. However, feel free to ask a caregiver or a volunteer to show you the way.


Many resources exist for patient Education. A caregiver can assist with these materials:

• Brochures / Flyers
• HealthReach Diabetic Ed.
• Referrals to Programs

• Cancer Resource Library
575/388-1198 ext. 10.

Flowers and Mail

Our GRMC Auxiliary volunteers deliver bouquets sent to you as they arrive. Flowers may also be purchased in our Gift Shop.

Mail is delivered to patient's rooms on weekdays. Mail received after discharge will be forwarded to a patient's home address. A U.S. Postal mailbox for outgoing mail is located at the information desk in the Visitor Entrance Lobby.

Gift Shop

Open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the GRMC Auxiliary gift shop benefits GRMC. Explore a variety of gifts, flowers, useful items and snacks. It's located near the Visitors Entrance Lobby.

Internet Access

We have a wireless network at GRMC, so bring your laptop or PDA. The weekly passwords are posted in waiting areas and outside the cafeteria.

Interpretation Services

Se habla Español. Spanish interpreters are available to translate in person by request.

Nurse Navigator

A women's health nurse navigator is available at no cost for women who have or may have breast cancer. Her main role is to coordinate care and provide support on the journey.


Visitor and outpatient parking is available directly in front of the Visitors Entrance, the Surgical Center and Cancer Center.


Smoking is not permitted at GRMC, except in a few designated OUTDOOR areas. Please ask your caregiver for directions or check the map kiosks placed at each entrance.


Patient rooms are equipped with telephones. Dial 7 for an outside line. Long distance cannot be charged to the room. A GRMC operator directs incoming phone calls to patient rooms between
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Cable TV is provided at no cost. Ask your caregiver about operating your bed specific TV.

Visiting hours

Family and friends of patients are welcome at Gila Regional. Open visitation hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. After 10 p.m., all visitors need to check-in with a caregiver in Registration.

Visitors are considered members of the infection control team and play an important role in preventing and reducing infection transmissions by following these suggestions:

• Only visit when you are well; No fever, cough or sore throat
• Wash your hands before and after a visit
• If you see a red "stop" sign on the patient's door, check with the nursing staff about protective apparel




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