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By Mary Alice Murphy

After public input and board input at the regular monthly meeting of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees on Feb. 28, 2020, the updates from the auxiliary, as well as leadership positions were heard.

For the previous report on the board meeting please visit https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/56552-grmc-board-of-trustees-meeting-022820

COVID-19
The Gila Regional Medical Center has a comprehensive plan in place to protect the health of anyone who visits or works at the hospital or clinics.

Out of an abundance of caution, Gila Regional is implementing screening measures for signs of respiratory illness and exposure to COVID-19. This protocol will be in place until further notice.

“Onsite, we will use standardized screening questions in the hospital and clinics,” said Dr. Steve Kotch, Emergency Department Medical Director. “While this may be an inconvenience, we know the community will understand that Gila Regional is prioritizing their health and well-being. We ask patients to arrive early for appointments and try to limit the number of people you bring with you.”

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center opened a new clinic in Deming in August 2019. At a special Board of Trustees meeting on March 6, 2020, Interim Chief Executive Officer Richard Stokes, after discussion with the board members, made the recommendation to close the clinic, as it had not met the expected growth in number of patients and because of overall hospital financial concerns.

"We started the clinic in August, in order to be in place for winter, when the number of patients usually increases," Stokes told the Beat. "But it didn't pick up the numbers we expected. It's always financially prudent to jettison non-performing assets."

By Roger Lanse

Gabriel M. Lucero, 32, of Santa Clara, New Mexico, was convicted in Judge Jarod Hofacket’s 6th Judicial District Court-Silver City on Oct. 3, 2019, in a trial by jury, of trafficking cocaine with intent to distribute. The drug charges were the result of a 2015 investigation and arrest.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University works to ensure the health and safety of its community and is monitoring the global public health concern related to the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Through its website, WNMU is updating Mustangs on the university’s plan to protect students and employees while fulfilling its mission as a higher education institution.

GRANT COUNTY-In 4-H the youth are the decision makers for the clubs. They vote on business, fundraising, donations, community service and club activities. Each year a new set of youth club officers are elected to their positions by the other members of their club. Grant County has six clubs in the county and these are the youth that were elected for the 2019-2020 4-H year:

By Roger Lanse

On Monday, March 9, 2020, Macario Arroyos Jr, 30, of Silver City, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing in 6th Judicial District Court in Silver City, to charges of first-degree murder in the Feb. 8, 2020 death of Amy Gonzalez. Assistant District Attorney Norman Wheeler, who is prosecuting the case, told the Beat that rarely will anyone plead guilty at their arraignment. No trial date has been set and “will likely be some time off,” Wheeler said.

Latest COVID-19 precaution limits large groups

SANTA FE – New Mexico Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel issued an order Thursday temporarily prohibiting mass gatherings in New Mexico in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The public health order defines mass gatherings as events that bring together 100 or more people in a single room or connected space like auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, conference centers and theaters.

The order is attached to this news release. Please read it and share.

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