Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Gila Regional Medical Center was recently recognized by the New Mexico Hospital Association for “Excellence in Quality Care Transitions Program.” The award is presented to hospitals that have a strong readmission and transition of care process that keep patients safe. According to a release, “the primary purpose of the Care Transitions Program is to support the continuum of care in the outpatient, acute care hospital and community settings. The Care Transitions Program focuses on promotion of timely access to appropriate care in the most appropriate setting. This encourages the use of preventive care services and patient education.”
The Village of Santa Clara will be celebrating its 150th Birthday this Saturday from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. The community events will feature vendor booths, food, a classic car show, live music and performances by the WNMU Mariachis. The Village of Santa Clara was founded in the early 1860’s and in 1868, the New Mexico Legislature created the County of Grant from a portion of the existing Dona Ana County. Santa Clara was renamed Central City and designated as the county seat. In 1996, the name was changed back to Santa Clara. In addition, this Friday at 11:30 A.M., the Santa Clara Senior Center switches to an all-solar system. Funding for the project was entirely from non-profit agencies with collaboration with New Energy Economy and Cornerstones Community Partnerships. The revenue saved from the transitioning to solar power will be put back into the senior center and its programs.
Members of the Deming FFA will be representing New Mexico later this month at the National Farm Business Management competition in Indianapolis. FFA Advisor, Kendra Hatcher announced the Deming High School FFA national finalists are: Kari Dominguez; Truett Shafer; Kylan Swinney; and Reid Swinney. The team was coached by Tamara Hurt. Two Red Mountain Middle School finalists, Emily Davenport and Daisy Perea, will be competing in the junior high division of the Plant Systems category. Congratulations!
The Concert Band of the Southwest, conducted by David Kendrick, will present its “Autumn Concert” tonight at the Cobre High School Auditorium. The concert begins at 7:00 P.M. and doors open at 6:30 P.M. This is a free concert for the community to enjoy.