Navy veteran recounts service overseas

Courtesy photo Jim Warnica, second row, second from left, with his CIC unit after returning from Okinawa, Japan in 1946. By Jared Tucker: Cannon Connectiosn staff writer Jim Warnica was enlisted in the Navy Reserve from 1944 to 1946. When were you born, and where? July 31, 1926 in Clovis. We lived in Portales, but […]

Meetings watch: RGH board

At the Roosevelt General Hospital Board meeting Tuesday board members: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the hospital and physicians clinic ended the 2009-2010 fiscal year with a joint profit of $620,000. Stevens said that number is preliminary, but she doesn’t expect significant changes from coming adjustments and auditing. • Heard from […]

Reader submitted content: RGH auxiliary purchases two cribs to pediatrics department

Recently, the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary approved and purchased two cribs for pediatric patients at the hospital. These cribs can be used for general pediatric purposes and in an intensive care and critical care scenario. The cribs provide access to the patient on all four sides, allowing treatment on both sides and at the foot […]

Volunteer profile: Pat Wood

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Name: Pat Wood Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary Why she does it: “I really enjoy my job as gift shop coordinator for Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary,” Wood said. “I buy and display the merchandise for two gift shops, one at RGH and one at Heartland nursing home. All profits go to […]

Meetings watch: Hospital board

During the Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting on Tuesday, the board: • Heard the financial report from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens. The hospital showed a revenue increase of $150,000 for inpatient care in March, but bad debt and accounts receivable also increased. • Approved J.W. Anderson and Associates of Lubbock for a one-year contract […]

Meetings watch: Roosevelt General Hospital Board

During the Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting on Thursday at RGH, the board: • Heard from Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens that the clinic revenue was up and expenses for the month were normal. Under its hospital-based rural health clinic designation, the clinic is able to bill Medicaid for about $60,000, the expected amount, Stevens […]

3-11 Events calendar

Today Roosevelt General Hospital board meeting — 5:30 p.m. RGH conference room. The agenda includes the CEO employment agreement, home health and a Covenant Health System-RGH affiliation agreement. ENMU Jazz Fest — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church. Saxophone player and composer Bobby Watson is the featured guest artist and is to collaborate with other […]

Meetings watch: Hospital waits on rate approval to bill Medicaid

Roosevelt General Hospital Board has been approved but have to wait a little longer before it can bill Medicaid as a rural health clinic on a cost basis. Hospital Administrator Larry Leaming said the hospital can start implementing systems to bill Medicare and Medicaid for rural health clinic visits. Leaming said he is just waiting […]

Heartland care center planning therapy room

PNT Staff Reports Heartland Continuing Care Center is remodeling what used to be a hospital emergency room on its campus to become a therapy room for residents and other community members. Administrator Joann Tweedy said the area would provide a simulated living space for physical, occupational, speech and restorative therapy with inpatient and outpatient services.

RGH to accept Medicare, Medicaid reimbursements

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After years of effort, the Roosevelt General Hospital Physicians Clinic is on the cusp of being able to receive increased reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid, which hospital officials say will help the facility and community. RGH recently received word that the clinic’s Medicare number is in the mail. After […]

Free smoking cessation class set at RGH

Roosevelt General Hospital has scheduled a free Smoking Cessation Class starting 5-7 p.m. Feb. 2 in the hospital conference room. The class is open to the public. Anyone interested can call Laura at 359-1800, extension 435.

New hospital administrator discusses goals

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer New Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator Larry Leaming spoke about his goals of improving the financial situation at the hospital during the RGH board meeting Tuesday. Leaming was hired in December to replace retiring administrator James D’Agostino. He said RGH is an adolescent that needs to look up and figure […]

Hospital board to vote on quarterly budget

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Board is schedule to vote on the hospital’s quarterly budget and hear an audit report by J.W. Anderson Representatives during their regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital. In addition, the board is to hear from new Administrator Larry Leaming for the CEO’s report and discussion […]

Hospital board shows profit

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt General Hospital is showing a $656,000 profit, but revenues are down for December. Chief Financial Officer Eva Stevens told the hospital board Tuesday the holidays are hard on the hospital revenue. “Nobody wants to pay their bills during the holiday season,” Stevens said. Stevens said expenses for the hospital were normal. […]

Infectious waste from Clovis hospital found at landfill

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For the fourth time in three years, infectious waste from Plains Regional Medical Center has been discovered at the Clovis landfill, officials confirmed Tuesday. City Engineer Justin Howalt said city employees found the infectious waste Saturday during routine procedures at the landfill. Howalt said the area containing the waste […]

Education feature: RGH selects fourth grader’s card design

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Christmas cards rarely sport pictures of bones, but just such a design put one Portales fourth-grader at the top of the annual Roosevelt General Hospital Christmas card contest. Tanya Gomez, a Valencia Elementary School student, won the contest to design a radiology-themed Christmas card for the hospital. Her design […]

Commission to vote on grant, hospital money

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt County Commission is scheduled to consider a sole community hospital payment request for Roosevelt General Hospital and a resolution authorizing submission of a Community Development Block Grant during their meeting at 9 a.m. today in the county courthouse.

RGH board chooses new administrator

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Freedom New Mexico Larry E. Leaming of Colorado will be the new Roosevelt General Hospital administrator, the hospital board announced Monday morning. After a brief executive session, board members voted unanimously to hire Leaming. Board President Terry Cone said Leaming’s salary will be $120,000 a year. Leaming replaces retiring Administrator James D’Agostino, who has said […]

Hospital board interviews administrator finalist

Freedom New Mexico The Roosevelt General Hospital Board interviewed administrator candidate Larry Leaming of Fruita, Colo., Tuesday in a closed session. Board President Terry Cone said the remaining four finalists for the position Administrator James D’Agostino is vacating would be interviewed Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Eva Stevens of Portales, James Faulwell of St. Michael, Minn., […]

Hospital board to dicsuss election

PNT staff The Roosevelt General Hospital board is to hear about its annual election of officers and recruitment at the hospital-based rural health clinic during its meeting at 5:30 p.m. today in the hospital conference room. The agenda also includes the annual review of policies and procedures dealing with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability […]