RGH to ask for $1.1 million intensive care unit

By Tony Parra Tuesday was the start of the 2006 legislative session and hospital officials want a portion of the excess amount of capital outlay revenue for an intensive care unit. Monday was the first day of the 30-day session, which with the help of oil and gas revenues, has created the largest surplus in […]

Altursa prepares for annual Holiday Happenings event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer People in Portales look for the first signs of Christmas by watching the tops of tables. Tables will have Christmas decorations with Santa Claus, snowflakes and angels as part of the Eighth Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building located on the Eastern […]

RGH ready to open addition

PNT Staff The addition to Roosevelt General Hospital is scheduled to be in operation Monday, according to reports from Thursday’s hospital board meeting. The building will include additional room for 11 physicians, medical staff and the patients. Also mentioned at the board meeting was a room for use in education programs on diabetes and ways […]

Legislation has hospital board guessing

By Kevin Wilson Proposed bills in the state Legislature could leave the Roosevelt General Hospital board with a few answers to burning questions, or create more questions themselves. Items that the state legislators are working on were part of the discussion at Thursday’s board meeting, including a pair of bills which may or may not […]

Expansion set for March completion

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By Tony Parra Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino has had RGH board members and other people tour the new medical office building addition and the emergency room, which are set to be completed within the next two months. D’Agostino and other hospital officials are looking at Feb. 17 as a final date of completion […]

Hospital sees revenue slide

By Tony Parra It may be good news for Portales residents, but bad news for Roosevelt General Hospital officials, as the number of patients seen at RGH went down for November and December. Kevin Ramage, Roosevelt General Hospital chief financial officer, reported revenue and the number of patients seen for November and December were lower […]

RGH employees pick new health plan

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County General Hospital Board members decided to go in a new direction for a health care plan for employees during Thursday’s board meeting. Members decided in favor of changing to a risk management plan similar to the health care plan state policemen, school employees and employees for Roosevelt County have, according […]

Bingaman pays visit to Portales

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By Tony Parra U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman said it is possible for the Ute Water Project to receive federal funding from congress but one of the issues is exactly what percentage of it will be from the federal department. Bingaman introduced a bill to the senate which would require 80 percent of funding come from […]

Hospital weighs discount option

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County General Hospital James D’Agostino said he wants the hospital to work towards offering a discounting option for uninsured patients on Thursday at the RGH board meeting. “We’re going to work on a discount trend with a sliding scale,” D’Agostino said. “We can begin offering a 35 percent discount, for example, […]

Hospital board does expansion planning

By Kevin Wilson The Roosevelt County hospital board talked about the medical center’s expansion for right now and in the years ahead during Thursday’s regular meeting. Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino told the board members that work was on schedule for the medical office building, which will be located in the northeast area of […]