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.
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, housing a 24-bed inpatient unit in the Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion. We conduct more than 21 specialized clinics ranging in emphasis from brain and spinal cord injuries to development and neurological conditions to juvenile arthritis and clinical genetics. We also provide numerous therapy rooms, Gait labs, wheelchair evaluations, and braces or prosthetics.
Children, particularly those with chronic conditions, need specialized healthcare focusing on their unique needs in a child-friendly place. Hospitalized children with chronic and often life-threatening diseases need quick, easy access to surgical and imaging services available at the Pavilion. And, this continuum of care extends to services available at UNM Children's Hospital, UNM Children's Psychiatric Center and UNM Hospital.
Understanding and treating afflicted children takes a special place with special people. We invite you to learn more about our care and facility, and welcome any questions you might have.