UNM Carrie Tingley Hospital

For more than 70 years, Carrie Tingley Hospital has been providing caring, coordinated healthcare to children and adolescents with complex musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions, rehabilitation needs, developmental issues and long-term physical disabilities.

Close up of ship's steering wheel, bears, and hope sign

Originally opened in Truth or Consequences for children stricken with polio, Carrie Tingley Hospital moved to Albuquerque in 1981 and ultimately became a clinical component of UNM's Health Sciences Center.

Currently, Carrie Tingley Hospital is the only pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the state. Our new Carrie Tingley Inpatient Unit opened on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Our unit is located in the new Bill and Barbara Richardson Pavilion (BBRP) on the 5th floor, next to the University of New Mexico Hospital on Lomas Blvd.

CTH inpatient unit provides care for pediatric patients age 0-21 with congenital and acquired conditions that affect the musculo-skeletal, neurological, and neuromuscular systems. Care is family-centered and focuses on the medically complex patient. Rehabilitation services are directed toward goals for the patient that will improve their day-to-day quality of life. Children admitted to our unit benefit from our expertise in the areas of orthopedics, rehabilitation, neonatal abstinence, and other acute pediatric services. Inpatient stays range from short period of time up to several months.

CTH Pirate Ship themed nursing station

Our patient care areas and rehabilitation areas include:

  • 13 Private rooms with a sleeper bed and shower.
  • Our own therapy gym used for patients needing Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy.
  • A Child Life playroom where activities are held.
  • An exam room for patients so procedures can be done outside of the child's room.
  • Several tubs that are used for treatment and training.
  • Kitchen and laundry facilities for patients.


Parking for patients and families is in the West Parking Structure and also across from the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion.

Contact Information

To reach the Inpatient Nursing Station please call: 505-272-5355.