Clovis veterinary hospital receives AAHA accreditation

CLOVIS, NM — Clovis Veterinary Hospital of Clovis has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association. The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.   Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. […]

Inmate battery reported

CNJ staff Curry County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the battery of an inmate reported Monday afternoon at the county jail, Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Saul Prieto, 25, was listed in stable condition late Tuesday afternoon at a Lubbock hospital, Waller said. The undersheriff said he did not know the victim’s specific injuries. The case is […]

Portales hospital designated a trauma center

CNJ staff SANTA FE – Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil announced Wednesday that the New Mexico Department of Health has designated three hospitals as new trauma centers in the state: Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, Gerald Champion Medical Center in Alamogordo and Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad. With the addition of these hospitals, there are […]

Clovis baby kidnapper gets 20 years

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A 22-year-old Clovis woman who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a days-old baby from the maternity ward of a Lubbock hospital has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Rayshaun Parson had faced up to life in prison and a $250,000 fine before Friday’s sentencing. She walked out of Covenant Lakeside […]

In Tribute: Family: Practical joker took God seriously

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sterling Graham worked hard as a farmer, a hospital maintenance supervisor, and to never lose a practical joke battle. But Graham’s greatest work, his children said, was trying to be the best Christian, father and grandfather he could be. Graham died Oct. 9 at Parmer County Community Hospital in […]

11-11 Births

Leal Brayden John Leal was born Oct. 10, 2007, to Franky and Amy Leal of Clovis at Covenant Lakeside Hospital in Lubbock. He weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces. Grandparents are Jimmy and Linda Dimas and Leo and Kathy Leal, all of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Flora Dimas of Texas City, Texas, Sylvia Gonzales and Nabor Leal, […]

Official: Hospital bouncing back

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Tight budgeting and slow growth of competition has brought the Plains Regional Medical Center back in black, according to Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skabelund. The hospital cut 38 positions on Oct. 25 of last year because of lost revenue and further revenue loss anticipated from the Clovis Surgery Center, which […]

Emergency personnel credit to city

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

How far should letters to editor go?

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor Eva Torres presents a journalistic dilemma. The Clovis woman has written a letter praising staff at Plains Regional Medical Center and would like to have it published on our newspaper’s Opinion page. “They had compassion, utmost patience and caring, loving attention for my brother,” she wrote about the […]

Sept. 18, 1964

Work was in progress on the new addition to the main fire station. The structure was being built at a cost of $29,000. … A drive-thru car wash was being operated at 1500 Thornton for 50 cents. … A 12-year-old Clovis boy accidentally shot in the head at his home was listed in critical condition […]

Officials investigate child’s death

By Freedom Newspapers Law officers are investigating the death of a 9-month-old Roosevelt County girl who died Wednesday. Officials will not say if they suspect the child is a victim of homicide. “The cause of death has yet to be determined and the incident is still under investigation,” Roosevelt County Sheriff Daren Hooker said. Hooker […]

Clovis woman accused of taking newborn pleads guilty

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A 21-year-old Clovis woman accused of slipping into a hospital maternity ward wearing medical scrubs and abducting a days-old infant pleaded guilty Thursday to an aggravated kidnapping charge. Rayshaun Parson, whose trial was set to begin Monday, faces up to life in prison and a fine of $250,000. A sentencing […]

Clovis teen benefits from early detection

ADVANCED TREATMENT

Albuquerque Journal photo: Sam Adams Cody Unser, left, and Kenneth Nation, 15, of Clovis, talk after meeting Monday at the University of New Mexico Hospital. By Olivier Uyttebrouck: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — A tingling sensation in Kenneth Nation’s hands and legs were his first indication that something was wrong. Two days later, on June […]

Military Feature: Emergency situations simulated

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Courtesy photo: Airman 1st Class Randi Flaugh Members of a Special Weapons and Tactics team simulate the rescue of “hostages” during an exercise. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Military and civilian agencies faced a simulated hostage situation, mock biological, chemical and nuclear crises, and personnel with realistic-looking injuries — all in the interest of keeping […]

Aug. 2, 1945

The Clovis Memorial Hospital was in desperate need of registered nurses, announced Pat Morrison, superintendent of the hospital. Several members of the nurse staff left when their husbands were transferred from Clovis Army Air Force Base to another field. … Young Hollywood star Jean Parker was a spokeswoman for Arrid deodorant.

Reporter’s Notebook: Kindness keeps couple going

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Courtesy photo By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer BROTHERS-IN-LAW Woody Wood and Larry Herring tease each other that they are now related by blood. Wood, 73, of Clovis lost a kidney to cancer and Herring, of Michigan, donated his when Wood’s remaining kidney began to fail. Wood continues to face health issues, including having had […]

Clovis woman competent for trial

The Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — A woman accused of slipping into a maternity ward while wearing hospital scrubs and abducting a newborn girl is competent to stand trial, a judge ruled Thursday. Rayshaun Parson, 21, pleaded not guilty in April to kidnapping in the disappearance of Mychael Darthard-Dawodu. The baby was found a day […]

Doctor named in lawsuit

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor An emergency room doctor with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit hanging over his head worked briefly at Plains Regional Medical Center and Roosevelt General Hospital, hospital representatives said this week. Dr. Theodore Collins worked briefly in PRMC and RGH’s emergency rooms as a contract physician before the administrations became aware of […]

Altercation investigated at adult detention center

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers An investigation is under way after an inmate was injured in an altercation at the Curry County Adult Detention Center on Thursday, officials said. Michael Prince, 41, was released on bond and taken to the hospital in the afternoon where he was being treated by emergency room personnel, Sheriff’s Deputy […]

Local health care offered online

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By Sharna Johnson CNJ STAFF WRITER sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com The Internet is making it possible to visit the doctor’s office without leaving your home. Using the newly launched “Pres-e-Care” Web system, patients of Plains Regional Medical Center doctors can check lab results, refill prescriptions, schedule appointments and even consult with their […]