Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
PNM is warning customers to be alert for a possible new scam reported during the past few days. A customer received a call from someone claiming to be a PNM employee who stated that the customer’s power would be disconnected so the company could change the electric meter at that location. The customer became suspicious when the caller could not provide information about PNM or the procedure in question.
Baby-Friendly® USA Inc. has recognized Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) as a Baby-Friendly® Designated birth facility! The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (“BFHI”) is a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Based on the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding, this prestigious international award recognizes birth facilities that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence, and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies. After a tremendous effort by our Maternal Child department, GRMC is now one of 281 active Baby-Friendly® hospitals in the United States. “It was a lot of work by many people” said Peggy White, Chief Nursing Officer at GRMC
Fifteen dance students from the Conservatory of Dance in Silver City recently returned from a 5-day event in Anaheim, CA at the Disneyland Resort celebrating the 60th anniversary of Disneyland. The dancers attended 4 back-stage workshops with Disney choreographers and clinicians, performed a pre-choreographed parade routine at Disneyland and California Adventure and were chosen to present two routines to “Turtle Rock” and “Stars and Stripes” in a showcase.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (N.M.-03) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.-01) cosponsored the Restore Honor to Service Members Act, S. 1766 in the Senate and H.R. 3068 in the House. The legislation will help service members discharged due to their sexual orientation correct their military records to reflect their honorable service and reinstate the benefits they earned.
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement today after the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, ranked New Mexico as 49th in the nation for child well-being. The report ranked all 50 states on 16 indicators that fall into the categories of economic well-being, education, health, family, and community. “It’s unacceptable that nearly a third of New Mexico children are living in poverty. Despite 64 straight months of private sector job growth at the national level, New Mexicans still find themselves outflanked by the aftershocks of the great recession. That is why my number one priority is to level the playing field for hard-working New Mexico families.