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Dear Valued Patient,

The midwives and staff at Alumbra Women’s Health & Maternity Care, LLC are dedicated to providing our patients with the safest and highest quality of care possible.  A couple of weeks ago, we announced that Alumbra was on the verge of closing its doors and a decision was going to be made soon. After the announcement, we received a great deal of support from community leaders, residents of the area and donors from all around the state who expressed appreciation for the service we have provided our patients and the community. Because of this support, it was decided to keep the practice going in hopes of shoring up the financial assistance we need in the short term.

As you know, since the closure of the OB department in March of 2016, we have continued to provide women’s health and maternity care services here in Las Vegas. In order to keep doing this we implemented several cost cutting measures including reducing our hours of operation by closing the office on Fridays. Also a non-profit 501(c)(3), Alumbra Cares, was incorporated to help sustain the services that we provide. Alumbra Cares mission is to to provide compassionate and holistic women’s health services including maternity care and raise and steward funds necessary to maintain a healthcare system for the women in the Northeastern New Mexico communities. Its vision is to create a sustainable healthcare system that improves the health and lives of women in Las Vegas, NM and surrounding areas.

Alumbra Cares currently has two crowdfunding campaigns underway to raise funds for this endeavor. One is on CrowdRise and the link is www.crowdrise.com/helpalumbracares and the other is on GoFundMe and the link is www.gofundme.com/save-womens-healthcare-in-lvnm. Donations to these two campaigns are tax deductible. Also we have a benefit coming up soon, so be on the lookout for more information.

We appreciate the opportunity to serve the women of Las Vegas, NM and will continue to ensure you receive the best care possible.

Sincerely,

Connie Trujillo CNM
Owner, Alumbra Women’s Health & Maternity Care, LLC
Executive Director, Alumbra Cares