Garibay, Luis (2021-01). Outpost. Master's Thesis. Thesis uri icon


  • Salutogenics is an approach to human health that examines the factors contributing to the promotion and maintenance of physical and mental well-being rather than disease with particular emphasis on the coping mechanism of individuals which help preserve health despite stressful conditions. The mission of the Salutogenics resort is to establish a parallel healthcare network system in concierge medicine and sanatorium resorts. It is to be a borderless preventative medicine and healthcare system worldwide. The hallmark of the system is a series of sanatorium resorts, recreation, rehabilitation, convalescence, primary care, and elective surgeries. This project will establish a sanatorium resort complex at Southern Cross Ranch, New Mexico. The facility and its ancillary activities will be spread throughout the 29,000 acre ranch. Located in remote West-Central New Mexico, Southern Cross Ranch straddles both sides of the continental divide. With a rolling terrain ranging in elevation from 7,300 - 8,200 feet, the 29,000 acre ranch is able to support trophy bull elk, antelope and mule deer in a Pinion Pine and Alligator Juniper forest with grassy meadows in between. The rehabilitation center is located in the heart of this expansive ranch situated on a hillside overlooking a valley with expansive views providing veterans with a unique experience where they can get into the right mind-set to process the trauma that they have endured in a calm and peaceful setting. Derived from the concept of Salutogenics, Southern Cross Ranch is envisioned to serve the veteran community with a supportive and therapeutic healing environment to recover from the physical and psychological wounds of war specifically, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

publication date

  • January 2021