Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

After 53 years of service in health care, Patricia Sheyka, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), has announced that she will retire at the end of August.  Sheyka has served in her current role since 2014, leading nursing and numerous clinical departments and staff during the recent financial turnaround at GRMC. During her tenure, she established a distinguished record of service as the champion of several initiatives that significantly improved patient care.  Upon initial dialogue about her retirement, GRMC started their search for a new CNO. “We had very qualified candidates for this important position at Gila Regional,” Cunningham said. “After a very rigorous interview process which included physicians, nurses, caregivers and members of our board we are excited to announce that Peggy White has accepted the position as Chief Nursing Officer.”  White brings a solid background of experience in nursing and patient care. Her initial focus will be on the further implementation of the Gila Nursing Excellence system, an innovative approach to retention, recruitment and the patient experience.

On Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18, FeVa Fotos photographers Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan will have a special exhibit of some of their latest photography. Their work is eclectic, including wildlife, landscapes, events, portrait shots and street scenes and has been featured in local, regional and national publications. On these two special days, they will have available for viewing their portfolios of photography not currently showing in galleries, including many favorites from past shows. This Friday and Saturday, Sandy and Tom will be welcoming visitors to this unique gallery that is housed in the historic Hearst Church, 14 Golden Avenue, in Pinos Altos.

Nominations Open in Search of 2015 New Mexico True Heroes New Mexico Tourism Department Looks for Extraordinary New Mexicans to Honor at Gildan New Mexico Bowl SANTA FE, N.M. –  (July 14, 2015) – After a highly successful inaugural program in 2014, the State of New Mexico, along with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, is searching for the next round of New Mexico True Heroes – New Mexicans who make their communities a better place to live, work, and raise a family.

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District voted today in support of the 21st Century Cures Act, bipartisan legislation that encourages biomedical innovation and the development of new treatment and cures. The bill increases funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), supporting awards to academic researchers at institutions across the country.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. 2 through 8, 2015, as “National Farmers Market Week.” The declaration was made official by proclamation signed by Secretary Vilsack. This year marks the 16th annual National Farmers Market Week in honor of the important role that farmers markets play in local economies. Throughout the week, USDA will celebrate thousands of our nation`s farmers markets, the farmers and ranchers who make them possible and the communities that host them.