Reader-submitted content: 5-year-old to begin chemotherapy this month

Jack is the son of Josh and Heather Sullivan. He was diagnosed with ganglioneuroblastoma in Nov. 2009, followed by surgery in December. He begins chemotherapy treatments in Houston later this month. Jack’s family participated in American Cancer Society’s 2011 Relay For Life of Melrose, forming “Jack’s Neuroblastoma-Outta Here” Relay team. Jack was officially recognized as […]

PRMC dedicates new outpatient surgery center

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David Mongar, a registered nurse who works in the Plains Regional Medical Center’s surgery center, demonstrates use of a camera in one of the operating rooms during a tour of the facility Wednesday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer By summer, Plains Regional Medical Center hopes to have its new […]

Hospital to dedicate outpatient surgery center

CNJ staff Plains Regional Medical Center is dedicating a new Plains Regional Outpatient Surgery center Wednesday, according to a press release. The outpatient surgery center includes a section for surgery and one for physician’s offices. The release said physicians housed in the center expect to begin seeing patients by summer. Six physicians representing four specialties […]

Surgery center, PRMC joining forces

CNJ staff The Surgery Center of New Mexico adjacent to Plains Regional Medical Center will soon operate under PRMC’s umbrella. A joint agreement to establish Plains Regional OutPatient Surgery, effective Sept. 17, was announced Tuesday in a release from the hospital. By joining forces, the surgery center — opened in 2006 — will house more […]

Aug. 12, 2008 Business Digest

Surgery center to host open house The Surgery Center of Eastern New Mexico is hosting an open house at 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a press release from the center. The open house is part of the National Ambulatory Surgery Center Open House Day, according to the release. Ambulatory surgery centers are facilities in which […]

Youngster gives back in heart fundraiser

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabbie Brewer, 11, tries double-dutch jump rope for the first time Thursday during Jump Rope for the Heart at Zia Elementary School. Brewer had heart surgery when she was 2 weeks old due to a restricted heart artery, and doctors never thought she would b By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff […]

Official: Hospital bouncing back

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Tight budgeting and slow growth of competition has brought the Plains Regional Medical Center back in black, according to Hospital Administrator Hoyt Skabelund. The hospital cut 38 positions on Oct. 25 of last year because of lost revenue and further revenue loss anticipated from the Clovis Surgery Center, which […]

Seefeld to undergo knee surgery

CNJ staff LUBBOCK — Former Clovis High standout Jason Seefeld, projected to be Texas Tech’s starting shortstop next season, is scheduled to undergo surgery today to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and likely will miss at least the first two months of the 2008 campaign, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reported on […]

Temporary disability changes outlook

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Life came to a standstill this past week as I went under the knife and had surgery as far down as you can go, on my foot. It didn’t matter what pressing matters I needed to attend to or not. I wasn’t going to be going anywhere, at least not […]

Aug. 9, 1970

Personnel at Clovis Memorial Hospital performed surgeries on two relatives both named Charles Franklin Tipton. The older man’s nephew had accompanied him to his surgery and became ill and underwent surgery himself hours prior to his uncle’s surgery. … Richard C. Toothaker, son of retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt.. and Mrs. Donald F. Toothaker, […]

Surgery not instant fix

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, I was waiting for an aerobics class to start when I casually started chatting with a woman standing next to me. Thirty seconds into our superficial conversation, my new friend couldn’t contain her excitement, and told me that in two days she would have some “work” done, […]

Business Digest: Grant writing workshop scheduled

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A grant writing workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Holiday Inn, according to the organizer. Author and educator Don Myers will hold the workshop. Myers is author of “The Joy of Writing Grants” and heads RCS Grant Writing Systems, a […]

Life without funny bone not as fun

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist A recent trip to our local hospital stimulated my memory banks and brought forth an experience I had with modern medicine a dozen years ago. That memory is entitled, “The Case of the Missing Funny Bone” or “Does an Asafetida Bag Really Help?” I’d heard horror stories about parts gone […]

Man gives father gift of life

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Travis Husted, left, and his father, Andy Husted, seated in the Husted family room, talk about the big decision for Travis Husted to donate a kidney to his dad last month. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Travis Husted has given his father more than just a kidney for Christmas. His 60-year-old […]

Surgery center dream comes to fruition

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The $14 million Surgery Center of Eastern New Mexico includes Operating Suite 1 in the 13,000-square-foot complex west of Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When a general surgeon freed a compressed nerve in his patient’s hand, the doors to a new Clovis surgery center officially opened. Performed to […]

Being military spouse never dull

By Anita Doberman: Lifestyles Columnist Ordinary days in the life of military spouses are anything but ordinary. We are used to last-minute cancellations, constant change of plans and unexpected emergencies. A few weeks ago, I dealt with such an emergency. My husband is a typical “military guy.” He claims to never get sick, meaning he […]

1/5 Local Roundup

Clovis man sentenced to 18 years in prison A 30-year-old Clovis man was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison for kidnapping, battery and assault, according to a news release from the district attorney’s office. Daniel Gutierrez was found guilty of the charges in an August jury trial. He must serve 85 percent of the […]

Former commissioner briefly in hospital

CNJ staff Former city commissioner Gloria Wicker, 74, was back in the hospital Sunday night, less than a week after she was released from Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock where she underwent surgery. Wicker was transported to the hospital as a precaution following an irregular heartbeat, her sister Jane Wootton said. “As serious as her […]

Former commissioner improving

CNJ staff Former city commissioner Gloria Wicker has been upgraded to stable condition, according to officials at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. Speaking from her hospital room Saturday, Wicker said she is gradually getting better. “Everyday is a little bit better than the day before,” she said, noting that she still feels pretty weak. Wicker […]

Cannon motorcyclist has surgery

CNJ staff A motorcycle rider involved in an accident Monday was listed in critical condition Wednesday at Covenant Hospital in Lubbock after undergoing surgery for serious head injury, a press release from the CPD said. Constanze McNeilan, 23, was injured near the intersection of 21st and Ross streets. The press release stated that McNeilan is […]