About Us - Who We Are
Our History and Our Dedication to Care for all New Mexicans
New Mexico Cancer Center (NMCC) is an independent, multi-disciplinary, multi-site practice operated by New Mexico Oncology Hematology Consultants Ltd. It was founded by Dr. Clark Haskins and Dr. Barbara McAneny in 1987, and from the very beginning the practice has been dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate, comprehensive, patient-centered cancer care in New Mexico, focusing first on patients and their needs.
During the past fifteen years, the practice has grown statewide. In 2002, NMCC opened its flagship comprehensive cancer center in Albuquerque, just north of Paseo del Norte and west of I-25, offering medical and radiation oncology, chemotherapy infusion, radiation therapy, imaging, laboratory and pharmacy services in one site that has increased in size to over 82,000 square feet.
We strongly believe that in a rural state like New Mexico, it is important to make every effort to bring care to patients living at significant distances from major centers.
Several years after opening our Albuquerque facility, NMCC opened a second comprehensive cancer care facility in Gallup, NM, for the first time bringing cancer care to western New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, saving patients many hours of difficult and often prohibitively expensive travel that in years past had resulted in many receiving incomplete and inadequate care and poor outcomes.
We have also partnered with Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City to bring comprehensive cancer care to patients in southwestern New Mexico.
Innovation and National Leadership
We are especially proud of having been the nation's lead practice in developing a national model for Oncology Medical Homes to provide better care at a lower cost by pathway-driven expanded outpatient care and keeping patients out of the hospital. This was made possible by the awarding of a substantial grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in 2012. NMCC's COME HOME Model model became the basis for the Oncology Care Model, now being adopted by oncology practices nationwide.
Wide Range of Onsite Services
Today, our three centers offer the full range of onsite oncology care, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, imaging, laboratory and rheumatology services. The Albuquerque facility is pleased to also offer the convenience of a dispensing pharmacy that will soon be open to the general public as well as to our patients.
Thank you for exploring our new website. The information you will find in the various pages listed under the About Us menu heading provides an excellent overview of who we are, where we provide care, our history, our values and our philosophy of care, our dedication to collaboration while remaining independent, our accomplishments, and ongoing programs. We hope you will find the information to be informative and helpful. This site will continue evolving, and we welcome and value your feedback and suggestions.