One of Albuquerque's best assets is its healthcare system. People from all over New Mexico come to Albuquerque to be treated at area hospitals and clinics. Physicians at the University of New Mexico Hospital and Children's Hospital participate in revolutionary clinical trials that could possibly change the face of medicine in the coming decades. The cancer and trauma units at UNM-H have been recognized by national organizations for their quality of care.
New Mexico has two health facilities designed for treating only heart ailments, and any patient seeking a treatment by a specialist has access to hundreds of Albuquerque physicians who are board-certified to treat a vast array of medical problems. Albuquerque also features many residences focused on providing care for the elderly, including independent living, assisted living, and full nursing care facilities.