PRMC dedicates new outpatient surgery center

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David Mongar, a registered nurse who works in the Plains Regional Medical Center’s surgery center, demonstrates use of a camera in one of the operating rooms during a tour of the facility Wednesday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By summer, Plains Regional Medical Center hopes to have its new […]

Hospital to dedicate outpatient surgery center

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Center is dedicating a new Plains Regional Outpatient Surgery center Wednesday, according to a press release. The outpatient surgery center includes a section for surgery and one for physician’s offices. The release said physicians housed in the center expect to begin seeing patients by summer. Six physicians representing four specialties […]

Plateau receives grant to expand broadband networks

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications received a federal grant Wednesday of more than $11 million to expand high-speed Internet access in eastern and central New Mexico. According to a news release from the state Department of Information Technology, the company plans to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment money to enhance existing […]

Clovis man dies after fall from cherry picker

CNJ staff A 54-year-old Clovis man was killed late last month when he fell from a cherry picker. William Armijo died after being transported from the 200 block of Reid Street to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center around 2 p.m. Jan 26, according to a police report. Armijo’s father Zenovio Armijo told […]

Baby central: PRMC provides area’s lone obstetrics department

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Nurse Kaylynn Fahsholtz finishes paperwork for a patient in the labor and delivery department at Plains Regional Medical Center. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Plains Regional Medical Center has a unique distinction among the hospitals that dot eastern New Mexico and neighboring West Texas towns — they are the […]

Cannon deploys medical aid to Haiti

The Associated Press CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Medical personnel from Cannon Air Force Base’s 27th Special Medical Group and 27th Special Operations Support Squadron deployed Sunday to help with earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. Sunday’s deployment from the eastern New Mexico base is in addition to two MC-130W Combat Spear aircraft Cannon sent Wednesday […]

Plains Regional Medical Center auxiliary donating $50,000 to hospital

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Plains Regional Medical Center auxiliary outgoing president Ina Chandler, front, and member Judy Wylie worth together to stock shelves in the gift shop at PRMC. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After years of saving, the Plains Regional Medical Center auxiliary has a $50,000 check to hand over to the […]

Year in review: Schools accommodate growth, deal with budget cuts

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File photo Clovis Community College President John Neibling spoke at the dedication ceremony opening Phase I of the Allied Health Center. For educational institutions in Clovis, 2009 was a year of change, expansion and more change. Student populations at Clovis Municipal Schools continue to see growth from expansion at Cannon Air Force Base. Cannon personnel […]

Hospital waste removed from landfill

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Plains Regional Medical Center hired Stericycle Medical Waste Disposal to remove infectious waste found at the Clovis landfill. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer A crew with a medical waste disposal company spent Wednesday cleaning up infectious waste found at the Clovis Landfill on Saturday. Justin Howalt, city engineer, confirmed […]

First person: Clovis nurses aid honored

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rudy Apodaca, 55, has been a certified nurses assistant for seven years. He said he likes his job because he likes helping people. Rudy Apodaca was named home health aid of the year by the New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care. Apodaca has been a certified nurses aid […]

Plains Regional Medical Center reporting increased child births

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Kim Leal, left and Jon Leal watch baby Jonathan take a nap Friday at Plains Regional Medical Center. Jonathan was one day old. By Eric Butler:Freedom New Mexico Plains Regional Medical Center may have been showing a little when it set new records in 2008 for child births. Now, it’s […]

Ending pot prohibition good first step

Freedom New Mexico After almost a year in office, the Obama administration has made a decision. The Justice Department on Monday issued a memo to federal prosecutors in 13 medical marijuana states telling them to stop enforcing federal marijuana laws against medical marijuana patients. This should result in an end to the mean-spirited and bizarre […]

Open house showcases new helicopter

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Bruce Mitchell, a registered nurse and intermediate EMT, talks to community members about the new helicopter that will be stationed in Clovis. Mitchell said the helicopter is “kinda our sports model.” The smaller aircraft travels about 30 mph By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Showing onlookers a compartment barely the […]

AeroCare boasts new helicopter at open house

AeroCare, which manages aviation and air medical services between Clovis and Lubbock, has scheduled an open house 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The open house will allow the public to see Aerocare’s newest vehicle, the Bell 407 helicoptor. Flight crews will also be on hand, and hamburgers and hot dogs will be […]

Health workers to be among first to get H1N1 vaccine

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Cheryl Teitz, assistant emergency room director at PRMC, adminsters a shot at Plains Regional Medical Center. Adminstrators stress the hospital won’t be giving H1N1 vaccinations and the flu shot will only be available through regular medical providers. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus is […]

Flu shot clinic set

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2009 Contact Brad Treptow, Public Relations Manager, Lincoln County Medical Center, (575) 257-8238 or btreptow@phs.org.

Cannon medics return from aid work

Freedom New Mexico Five Cannon Air Force Base medics are being welcomed back from their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic 9:30 a.m. Monday. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission […]

Press release: Medics welcomed back to Cannon

Five Cannon medics are being welcomed back after their humanitarian deployment on the USNS Comfort with a gathering at the base clinic Monday, Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m. The Airmen, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, were deployed in a joint services environment on the USNS Comfort. The primary mission of the Medical […]

Colorado board right to nix pot proposals

Congratulations to the Colorado Board of Health, which did the right thing by rejecting proposed regulations that would have put medical marijuana dealers out of business and deprived thousands of Coloradans the drug they need. One major component of the regulations would have limited medical marijuana dispensaries to five clients. The proposals alone have held […]

7-26 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 4 a.m. July 12 an officer responded to the emergency room at Plains Regional Medical Center for a report of an intoxicated teen.A girl told the officer she had been at a party and called a friend to pick her up […]