Off-duty PRMC surgical nurse helps deliver baby boy

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Donna Morrow arrived at the Curry County Animal Hospital for her dog’s shots — instead she delivered a baby. A surgical nurse at Plains Regional Medical Center, Morrow was waiting for her Chihuahua to be seen Tuesday when she heard a woman scream. Morrow followed the sounds to a […]

Commander keeps vow to make positive changes

Janet Taylor-Birkey Eighteen years ago, Lt. Col. Roseanne Warner, 27th Medical Operations Squadron commander, was the mother of a six-week-old baby girl and was performing her annual physical training test. Knowing that six weeks postpartum was too quick to do the required strenuous testing, she thought, “One day I am going to change things.” “It […]

Hill, Lorraine “Lorrie”

Lorraine Ann “Lorrie” Hill, 61, of Clovis died Sunday, March 26, 2006, at her home. Born Oct. 25, 1944, to Stanley and Lottie Sobczak in Detroit, she grew up in a Detroit suburb and was of Polish decent. A nurse and an officer in the U. S. Air Force, she was a registered nurse in […]

Angels in disguise appear when needed

By Helene Rodriguez People will come and go in our lives and I believe the same is true for angels. This is the story of one “guardian angel” — someone who briefly appeared in my life to help me through a difficult time. She was the nurse who took care of me the night I […]

Skarda, Kathryn B.

Kathryn Burns Skarda Services: Have been held. Kathryn Burns Skarda, 89, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 25, 1915, and graduated in the first class from Sacred Heart School in Clovis. She attended Mount Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan., and obtained her registered […]

Clovis woman accused of working as a nurse after forging documents

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor A woman who worked for more than two years as a nurse in Clovis was arrested Friday on charges she forged nurse licenses and embezzled from one of her employers. Jennifer Jenwah King, 33, of Clovis, is charged with embezzling $907 from La Casa Family Health Center, working as […]

Cooley, Kenneth

Kenneth Cooley Services: Have been held. Mr. Kenneth DeWayne Cooley, 50, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at his home. He was born on April 15, 1954, in Belen, to Kenneth and Donna Hodge Cooley. He was a registered nurse at Plains Regional Medical Center. He worked for the Santa Fe […]

Ladd, Edythe B.

Edythe B. Ladd Services: Will be held at a later date. Edythe B. Ladd, 94, of Clovis, a registered nurse, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Dec. 11, 1909, in Hinesburg, Vt., to William and Harriet Barker. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1928 and […]

Traveling nurses a boon to hospitals

Lila Johnson Name a career that would make a person leave a stable lifestyle of friends, family and a secure job? If you have a desire for travel and crave a life outside of the norm, then you would be one of the roughly 16,000 people who are travel nurses. The ongoing staff shortage in […]

Pearson, L. Eugene

L. Eugene Pearson Services: Will be held at a later date. L. Eugene Pearson, 75, of Clovis died Saturday Jan. 17, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born Jan. 19, 1928, in rural Osage County, Kan., to Fred and Ora Brown Pearson. He graduated from the eighth grade at the Pant Teg […]

Clovis hospital staples retire

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Brian Bentley, administrator of Plains Regional Medical Center, congratulates Joy Williams, left, and Diane White on their retirement from nursing during a reception Wednesday. Courtesy photo: Leslie Hopper, RN By Jack King Diane White and Joy Williams are graduates of some of the earliest nursing classes held in Clovis and have each served the community […]

Smith, Eva

Eva Smith Services: Have been held. Ms. Eva Lou Smith, 63, of Clovis, a nurse, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Portales, to Marvin Luther Smith and Belle Martha West. She was a nurse for Golden Age Nursing Home and also worked for 15 […]

Unit to help rape victims

By Darrell Todd Maurina Sexual assault victims in eastern New Mexico have a new place to turn for help. Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis has organized the state’s fifth Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Unit and has a staff of seven nurses and one doctor who have received special training to help victims of rape, […]