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Gila Regional Medical Center has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States for 2018 by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. The Chartis Group provides comprehensive advisory services to the healthcare industry. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. The Gila Regional Medical Center placed in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals in the iVantage Health Analytics Hospital Strength Index, which is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance. Gila Regional was the only rural hospital in New Mexico that placed in the top 100.
A mobile home located at 47 Western Drive in Silver City was destroyed by fire on Monday afternoon. A 911 call was made and the Silver City Fire Department was dispatched at 2:42 P.M. in addition to firefighters from the Tyrone Volunteer Fire and Rescue joining the scene moments later. The home was unoccupied at the time of the incident and it has been established the fire was caused by a wood stove.
A serious natural gas leak was experienced on Saturday in the neighborhood between D and A Streets near Western New Mexico University. After a reported sewage backup at 815 A Street, crews bore through a gas service line that had been accidently installed in the sewer main in 1995. The gas company shut off gas service to 37 homes, a reverse 911 call was made to residents in the area to evacuate, and a temporary shelter was opened at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business and Conference Center. In addition, several WNMU campus buildings including the P.E Complex were evacuated. Most residents were able to return home by Saturday evening.
During the Deming Board of Education’s regular meeting, the Deming Public Schools received a clean opinion on its 2017 year-end financial statement. The Board then approved a year- end financial statement presented by Alan “A.J” Bowers, a Certified Public Accountant from the Carter Riggs & Ingram firm. In addition, the administration rolled out a new feature in the form of The “Deming Public Schools Fraud Hotline” as a part of an action plan in response to a state ordered special audit last year from alleged fraud at Deming High School. The hotline is available through telephone or website and reports can be submitted anonymously to the School Superintendent.