Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy
Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Whitaker opened the townhall at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Jan. 10, 2024, by introducing himself as the new permanent CEO for the hospital.
He said he would talk about what is happening at the hospital, and he looked forward to answering questions at the end. "Pay attention, because there will be a test at the end," he chuckled.
Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) continues to serve our patients and our community and to make the needed changes to serve the community effectively within the current challenging healthcare environment by adapting and being proactive to provide good quality healthcare. Similar to most healthcare systems and businesses in this difficult economic environment, HMS has its share of challenges and opportunities. In response to the recent Editorial in the Grant County Beat, we wanted to provide factual information to demystify the article's content.
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, HMS was the primary provider of testing and vaccinations; this increased demand for services led to its phone systems reaching capacity. Often, the call demand led to an inability to answer the calls due to phone line capacity being reached or an inability to answer the calls in a timely manner due to the volume of calls entering the system. HMS took the situation seriously and, listened to the feedback from the community and immediately began researching available phone systems, and worked with our local phone carrier to determine the best solution.
To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Leadership Transition
- Kathleen Quirk to become Chief Executive Officer
- Richard Adkerson to continue as Chairman of the Board
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the appointment of Kathleen L. Quirk as President and Chief Executive Officer to be effective at the annual meeting of shareholders on June 11, 2024. Ms. Quirk will assume full responsibility for executive management of the business reporting to the FCX Board of Directors.
Richard C. Adkerson will remain Chairman of the Board of Directors, supporting the leadership transition and Freeport’s business on strategic matters of significance to the company.
Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range-
Including the cities of Kingston and Lake Roberts
1223 PM MST Tue Feb 6 2024
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 3 PM
* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches.
Some of the higher elevations may see snow accumulations up to 9
inches. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph.
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-Southern Gila Region Highlands/Black Range-West Central Tularosa Basin/White Sands-
The Grant County 2023 4-H Awards Banquet took place on Jan. 23, 2024 at the Grant County Extension Office. Extension Agricultural Agent Jessica Massengill and Extension Family, Consumer Services Agent Lauren Baker welcomed the guests. For the awards portion, please see the PDF below: