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 […]

RGH looks to locals to fill nursing jobs

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital board members approved donation of $15,000 from the hospital’s general budget to a scholarship fund being administered by Eastern New Mexico University Foundation for local nursing and social services students. The RGH board members made the approval during a board meeting Tuesday. James D’Agostino said he […]

Committee approves bed tax repeal, shelves tax rebate proposals

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — A House committee endorsed a proposal Thursday to repeal a tax on nursing home care, but it shelved Republican-backed measures that would refund to New Mexicans the money paid because of the tax. The Consumer and Public Affairs Committee gave unanimous approval to a measure that would eliminate the […]