They ratified CEO contract and discussed future options and challenges for Gila Regional
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 and the final article on the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting held 012618. This article primarily addresses the regular monthly agenda items.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
After a short executive session prior to addressing the main topic of the day-ratification of the CEO contract-at least according to all those who filled the room, the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees asked for more public comments before making a decision.
On January 29, 2018, at about 8:42 a.m. officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to a reported motor vehicle crash on Rosedale Rd at the city limits.
According to preliminary investigation, a Tan 2005 Toyota 4-door was traveling south on Rosedale Road when it left the roadway and struck a sign and then hit a tree where the vehicle came to rest.
High wind warning in Hidalgo County, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of at least two articles on a long GRMC Board of Trustees meeting held 012618.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
As is customary for each Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, the latest of which was held Friday, Jan 26, 2018, trustees ask to hear a Safety Moment.
Chief Nursing Officer Peggy White said the hospital has been getting "inundated with attempted hacks." She said they are seeking to get into medical records, among other items. "Our IT (information technology) has been great at blocking them and no one has gained access."
By Roger Lanse
The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority received official certification in November 2017, as an "Emergency Medical Dispatch Center" by the New Mexico Department of Health, according to GCRDA Director Barbara Schalkofski. All dispatchers are now certified, as well, Schalkofski said, by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, as recently hired Sonia Ray and Emmanie Villanueva completed telecommunicator certification classes in December 2017.
Schalkofski stated that Ray was named class leader and received an award for her achievement, and that GCRDA is one of a few in the state to have both the dispatch center and all its dispatchers certified.
Santa Fe, N.M. – Today, Rep. Rodolpho “Rudy” Martinez (D-Silver City) received the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) “Capital Caregivers” Award, a distinction given to a select group of bipartisan legislators across the country.
“Being the recipient of the AARP Capital Caregivers Award is a great honor and certainly a highlight of my career,” Martinez said.
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