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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hounds ninth in South Central Regional

CNJ staff ABILENE, Texas — Junior Richard Kogo and freshman Jacob Lozano led the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish in Saturday’s South Central Regional, hosted by Abilene Christian. Kogo, from Kenya, finished 34th in the 8-kilometer race with a time of 32 minutes, 54.01 seconds while Lozano, from […]

Group providing free flu shots

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Group will provide 300 free flu shots to the public Oct. 17. The shots will be available at 2200 West 21st Street from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. The flu shots do not including the H1N1 vaccine. A separate vaccine to protect against H1N1 influenza […]

CCC, ENMU partner to improve nursing programs

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are joining hands to deliver more and better trained nurses. Officials at both institutions and Plains Regional Medical Center say that’s important because Clovis and Portales — like much of the country — are always in need of nurses. All of […]

Surgery center, PRMC joining forces

CNJ staff The Surgery Center of New Mexico adjacent to Plains Regional Medical Center will soon operate under PRMC’s umbrella. A joint agreement to establish Plains Regional OutPatient Surgery, effective Sept. 17, was announced Tuesday in a release from the hospital. By joining forces, the surgery center — opened in 2006 — will house more […]

Police say Tuesday shooting accidental

Freedom New Mexico Police said a Clovis woman suffered a gunshot wound Tuesday in what appears to be an accidental shooting. Capt. Patrick Whitney said the victim’s brother was handling a .357 caliber pistol and it discharged, striking his sister in the left leg. Whitney said the bullet passed through her thigh and struck a […]

Press release: NMSU golfers seeded 12th in regional

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The National Collegiate Athletics Association announced Monday that the New Mexico State men’s golf team will be the No. 12 seed and play in the NCAA Regional tournament at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, Texas, May 14-16.

Public meetings scheduled for regional growth plan

The following meetings have been scheduled to gain public input on the Regional Growth Management Plan. Presentations of the plan will be presented at: • Cannon Air Force Base Theater, 4:00 p.m., Monday April 20th • Portales City Hall, 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 20th • Melrose Senior Center, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 21st • Clovis-Carver […]

Stream commission holding regional meetings

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

ENMU Hosting Regional Science Fair on March 7

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the annual Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 7, in the Campus Union Building.

March 3, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 18 Golden parachutes: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a measure (HB538) sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, that would prohibit state agencies from giving extra money to employees who are terminated for cause or who resign. Under the bill, the state still could buy out an employment contract. During debate […]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna […]

Feb. 3 Legislative Tidbits

Days remaining in session: 46 Police on trains A measure introduced by Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, would allow regional transit districts to employ law-enforcement officers. The bill (SB245) would also allow the districts to contract with agencies for protection and other security needs. The bill could mean officers would ride the Rail Runner Express commuter […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Births

Strange Madison Renae Strange was born Dec. 27, 2008, to Jerrod and Susan Strange of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8-pounds, 1-ounce. She has a sister, June Strange. Grandparents are Mack and Marjorie Legleiter or Portales; Betty Strange and the late Dean Strange of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Osa Legleiter of […]

Crash on Hondo street

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo A motor vehicle accident that occured on Hondo Street involved a small child, according to Clovis Police Department Lt. Douglas Ford. The child was transported to Plains Regional Medical Center. The department’s crash team was called to the scene. Police said Friday night they didn’t know the identity or condition […]

Hounds 17th in regional cross country

CNJ staff SAN ANTONIO — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team placed 17th out of 22 teams Saturday in the NCAA Division II South Central Region championships, hosted by Incarnate Word. Junior Gilbert Manzanares led the Greyhounds, placing 79th overall in a time of 34 minutes, 22.1 seconds over 10 kilometers, while […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ruby Goforth has been a member of the Pink Ladies for five years. She said Goforth said she enjoys volunteering at a hospital because she can provide comfort for people who need it. The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift […]