Category: Health Care

Mora moves to ‘green’ as San Miguel remains in the ‘yellow’

Mora moves to ‘green’ as San Miguel remains in the ‘yellow’

From the Las Vegas Optic Mora County moved to the “green” level of the state’s color-coded COVID-19 mapping system Wednesday, while San Miguel County will stay at the “yellow” level. Mora’s move from yellow to green means businesses and churches will be allowed to operate with fewer restrictions, while those in San Miguel County will…

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Lawsuit: County owes Alta Vista $2.6M for inmate health care

Lawsuit: County owes Alta Vista $2.6M for inmate health care

From the Las Vegas Optic Alta Vista Regional Hospital is seeking payment of more than $2.6 million from San Miguel County for health care services provided to incarcerated inmates at the San Miguel County Detention Center. The county denies it owes that amount, and asserts it shouldn’t be billed for inmates’ health care at all,…

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In-person learning allowed to resume Feb. 8; local districts unsure of plans

In-person learning allowed to resume Feb. 8; local districts unsure of plans

From the Las Vegas Optic By Phil Scherer and Ryan Lowery Local school districts remain unsure whether they will return to the classroom in early February, following Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s announcement Tuesday that districts would have the option to return to the classroom during her annual State of the State address. Most schools have…

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Gov. tightens COVID-19 restrictions; officials warn hospitals could fill to capacity

Gov. tightens COVID-19 restrictions; officials warn hospitals could fill to capacity

From the Las Vegas Optic By Phil Scherer and Ryan Lowery Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that New Mexico will be putting its strictest restrictions back in place for the next two weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. At a press conference Friday, Lujan Grisham announced that from Nov. 16-Nov. 30,…

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City manager tests positive for COVID-19; San Miguel County sees rise in positive cases

City manager tests positive for COVID-19; San Miguel County sees rise in positive cases

From the Las Vegas Optic San Miguel County has seen a steady rise in positive coronavirus cases throughout October, with 17 new cases Friday through Sunday alone. By contrast, the county reported just 19 cases for the entire month of September. At least one of the county’s recent COVID-19 cases has come from inside Las…

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City leaders raise concerns over LVPD involvement in political parade

City leaders raise concerns over LVPD involvement in political parade

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas police officers escorted a parade supporting President Donald Trump through the streets of Las Vegas Saturday. The escort was authorized by top members of the Las Vegas Police Department, but some city leaders are voicing concerns about that decision. City Councilor David Romero told the Optic his main…

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WLV Head Start makes adjustments due to pandemic

WLV Head Start makes adjustments due to pandemic

From the Las Vegas Optic West Las Vegas Schools will soon hire two new “co-teachers” for its federally-funded school readiness program Head Start. The Board of Education unanimously approved the hirings during its regular meeting last Thursday. Head Start program managers are also working to train current teachers on the use of Google Meet, a…

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Odette Bolano, 2020 CEO of Influence

Odette Bolano, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review From an early age, Odette Bolano knew she wanted to enter health care administration. After graduating from Texas Christian University with a nursing degree, she went on to pursue a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of Houston. She’s worked as a critical care nurse and as…

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Mark Maxfield, 2020 CEO of Influence

Mark Maxfield, 2020 CEO of Influence

From the Idaho Business Review The Cottages Assisted Living and Memory Care began on a piece of land that once belonged to Mark Maxfield’s grandparents. They had called the land home for 50 years, and raised their children there. “In December of 2001, we opened the very first building in Emmett,” Maxfield said. “They always…

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