2018 was a year full of growth and expansion at Rio Grande Urology. Here are some of the highlights that made this year one of our best ones yet.
RGU fully launched its Pathology Lab, Advanced Prostate Cancer Clinic, and pharmacy. The pharmacy offers patients the convenience of getting their medications at their provider’s office.
Dr. Jeffrey Spier was selected to be on the board of directors for the Large Urology Group Practice Association (LUGPA) in December. The LUGPA is a non-profit that provides advocacy and leadership development for independent urologists.
As for our staff, Pat Gutierrez went above and beyond this year by taking over operations on top of her business office position. All of our managers were exceptionally organized and proactive and brought a high level of support to the entire group.
This year we saw the addition of several new providers. New nurse practitioner, Paloma Becker joined RGU.
Dr. Daniel Morilla, a urologist, joined the RGU team in July. Dr. Morilla’s specialties include general urology, stone disease, erectile dysfunction, prostate disorders, and infertility. He is skilled in endoscopic surgeries, vasectomies, and minimally invasive surgeries, including laparoscopic and robotic surgeries.
Zero 5K Prostate Cancer Run
For the second year in a row, RGU hosted the Zero 5K Prostate Cancer Run and raised $65,517. The event was held on Oct. 20 at the White Spur Park in El Paso, and over 100 people participated.
The funds raised by this event went toward further prostate cancer research and supporting those who are currently battling cancer.
An eye to the future
There’s much in store for RGU in the upcoming year. We’re expanding both our Radiation Center and our Pathology Lab. These updates will help us to bring in new techniques that will help us provide better care for our patients.
In the summer of 2019, RGU is hosting our annual “Night at the Chihuahuas.” All the staff are invited to participate in this fun night out to see the El Paso Chihuahuas play baseball as a token of our appreciation for all their hard work.
RGU is actively recruiting doctors in Las Cruces and hopes to have two new doctors by 2020. The current staff is dedicated to making sure that patients receive the highest quality care in the midst of retirements and new hires.
“I’m extremely happy to be part of this family,” says Hector Santana, CFO. “Our doctors represent quality of care in every way, not only with patients but with the whole community.”