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Health Front, formerly known as Northern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services PC (NNMEMS), has a 35-year history of serving Santa Fe and New Mexico's northern communities with high-quality, caring medical service.

1974: Emergency Department (ED) coverage in Santa Fe started when local physician Dr. Roots contracted with St. Vincent to provide weekend coverage. He paid a shift fee to those who worked for him.

1975: ED coverage expanded to full time under the same contract. Health Front physician Dr. Ken Harrold was part of the initial group of four who started full-time coverage in January 1975. All shifts were 24 hours.

1976: NNMEMS PC was formed and incorporated as a democratic emergency group in which all members owned shares. The corporation contracted with the hospital and was paid a percentage of what was billed. Members and subcontractors were paid based on how much they individually billed, a tradition that continues to this day using relative value units (RVUs).

1976: St. Vincent moved from downtown behind the cathedral to its present location. Since then, the CHRISTUS St. Vincent census climbed to nearly 60,000 visits a year for the ED and Fast Track combined, making it the second busiest ED in New Mexico.

2006: NNMEMS PC began staffing the Emergency Department at the Los Alamos Medical Center.

2008: CHRISTUS Health and St. Vincent combined to form the CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center.

2009: Northern New Mexico Emergency Medical Services, PC was renamed Health Front, PC. Health Front is proud to be a part of the CHRISTUS Health System and looks forward to continuing our long tradition of providing quality healthcare services to the people of New Mexico and beyond.

2010: Health Front, PC is a democratic group of 24 Emergency Medicine Board Eligible and Board Certified Physicians, 18 of whom are shareholders in the corporation. The group is led by a board of directors, consisting of seven physicians and an experienced non-physician management team.



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Jamie Gagan, MD
Board Certified
In Emergency Medicine
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Board
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Stewart Anderson, MD
Board Certified
In Emergency Medicine
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