La Casa celebration set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Second Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Casa Family Health Center officials said the purpose of the health center celebration is to take time out for its customers. “We’ve been here for over 28 years,” Jeanette Chavez, La […]

Cancer center could mean fewer miles for patients

By Jack King CLOVIS — A newly equipped, $5.1 million cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center will offer area cancer victims a chance to get up-to-date treatment close to home. Hospital officials plan a reception at the center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, during which doctors and staff will be available to […]

RGH diverts patients due to lack of nurses

Mike Linn Some patients seeking admission to the Roosevelt General Hospital last weekend were diverted to Clovis due to a staffing shortage of nurses. It was the first time RGH officials diverted patients since the hospital’s inception almost two years ago, according to RGH Administrator James D’Agostino. “We don’t ever want to admit a patient […]

New regulation may protect patients

By Mike Linn A new federal regulation allowing patients to choose who can receive medical updates on their condition is keeping medical records clerks and other health care employees in the safeguard mode. The privacy rules, in place as of April 14, prohibit disclosure, without patient permission, of any information regarding the patient. “Your mother […]