Clovis native recalls Alabama tornado

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Russell Anglin Delaney Ware said she is lucky to be alive today. The 19-year-old University of Alabama freshman nursing student and 2010 Clovis High School graduate said a devastating tornado barely missed her campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala. last night. She spoke to Freedom New Mexico on Thursday afternoon by phone about the tornado. Ware is […]

Commentary: Take care of yourself; learn your limit

By Tech. Sgt. Heath Fortenberry: Flight Safety NCO On the artificial grass of a new and fancy flag football field, I sat nursing a sorely strained and possibly pulled hamstring. This newest injury I just experienced led to an epiphany for me. This sudden realization was that I seem to get these nagging injuries all […]

Nursing program receives state grant

Argen Duncan An Eastern New Mexico University program that allows working nurses to get their bachelor of science in nursing degree has received a state grant that will mostly go to scholarships. ENMU’s bachelor of science in nursing completion program received a $502,000 grant for the next two years. Executive Director of Planning and Analysis […]

ENMU, CCC team up for nursing program

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Argen Duncan The first day of classes at Eastern New Mexico University on Wednesday was also the first day of a new program that takes students from their early general education requirements to their bachelor of science degree in nursing. “Freshman 2 BSN” is starting this semester with a federal grant and, thus far, eight […]

Meet the original Martha Stewart

By Jodi Stewart Guest columnist Martha Stewart represents home and hearth. She served her country in World War II as a commissioned Naval officer as part of the Nursing Corp. She’s famous for making lefse, a round Norwegian flatbread with a potato-based dough, baked on a griddle. Perhaps someone caught sight of her roller-skating on […]

Nursing home receives five-star rating

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Argen Duncan Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and staffing factor into the […]

Big Give brings Cannon, local community together

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections About 100 Cannon Air Force Base airmen and family members spent April in the community working in hospitals, nursing homes, animal shelters, cleaning graffiti and more. The community service is part of the Big Give project. The project is a way for airmen to be involved in the community, Project […]

Students get hands-on training at Heartland

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Students get practical experience and residents gain personal attention in a long-time partnership between Heartland Continuing Center in Portales and Clovis Community College. As part of their clinical rotations, several groups of CCC nursing students spend two days a week for two weeks each at Heartland every semester. They […]

Portales nurse receives recognition

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New Mexico Department of Health registered nurse Carol Morgan of Portales recently received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award from the ITT Technical Institute. Background: Morgan has been in nursing for 29 years. She said she moved to New Mexico from Michigan due to a nursing shortage here. In Michigan, nurses were being laid […]

It’s their job: Administrative assistant survives bone marrow disease

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Exie Williams is the administrative assistant to the director of nursing at Roosevelt General Hospital. Background: I was raised in Portales, and I’ve worked at RGH for six years. I have three kids. I went to school here in Portales and part of my schooling at Eastern (New Mexico University). I haven’t finished my degree […]

Press Release: Portales nurse earns top award

Carol Morgan, RN, nurse manager for the New Mexico Department of Health in Portales, received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award, presented by ITT Technical Institute at the 2009 Nursing Excellence Awards.

CCC, ENMU partner to improve nursing programs

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico 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 […]

Hospital Board to meet

Freedom New Mexico Information on doctor and sexual assault nurse examiner credentials and on recruitment at the rural health clinic are among the items on the agenda for the Roosevelt County Special Hospital District Board meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital conference room. The agenda also includes reports on hospital finances, nursing […]

Hospital board meeting set

Roosevelt County Hospital Board has scheduled its regular meeting for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the hospital. Agenda items include nursing services and medical staff reports. Administrator James D’Agostino will also have reports related to rural health clinics, recruitment and legislative actions.

Feds settle Clovis nursing home lawsuit

The Associated Press The owners of a now-defunct Clovis nursing home have agreed to pay more than $1.2 million to settle a false claims lawsuit. The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced the settlement with Dr. Ali Ghaffari Sr., the medical director of the Buena Vista Retirement Center, and Linda Rose Ghaffari, the nursing home’s […]

ENMU-Portales nursing receives $691,000 grant

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Higher Education Department recently awarded a $691,000 grant to the nursing program at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

Area weathering nursing shortage with local recruits

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico health care officials said the region is not as impacted by a state-wide nursing shortage because of the availability of new nurses from local colleges. A University of New Mexico study revealed the state is about to lose 5,000 nurses it might not be able to […]

Nursing goes online

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer State-of-the-art laptop computers and a first-of-its-kind online nursing pilot program is aimed at changing the face of the area nursing shortage and attracting more nurses to Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU’s nursing program purchased 25 brand new laptop computers with $90,000 of grant money from the New Mexico Higher […]

ENMU receives nursing grant

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Higher Education Department has awarded Eastern New Mexico University in Portales $239,000 for the 2007-08 fiscal year for expansion of its nursing program. Leslie Paternoster, new director of ENMU’s nursing program, says the grant will help Eastern address a critical nursing shortage. “We are preparing associate degree nurses for […]

Schools seek bond money

WHAT: General Obligation Bond Proposition B in the November General Election AT A GLANCE: Approximately $118 million for higher education in New Mexico hinges on voter approval of Proposition B. If the proposition passes, two regional institutions of higher learning will benefit. Eastern New Mexico University seeks $4.5 million to renovate ENMU’s Music Building. The […]