FIrst case of H1N1 influenza confirmed in New Mexico

By QCS Staff Department of Health Reports First Confirmed H1N1 Influenza CaseCase is 18-year-old Valencia County Male Who Has Recovered

Update on HINI flu virus from N.M. Department of Health

The New Mexico Departmetn of Health released the following information early Saturday afternoon. Number of confirmed cases in NM:

Health council seeking your input

By QCS Staff What is the most important health concern in your life, in

Secretary of Health visits Tucumcari


By QCS Staff The state’s top health official, Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil toured Quay County’s public health facilities in Tucumcari on Thursday. As he visited rural health clinics across the state, Vigil said, “A big crisis is the lack of adequate health care professionals.” He cited an upcoming conference in Albuquerque that will specifically address […]

Health screenings set to target Quay County’s five leading causes of death

By QCS Staff In this case it is not good to be among the top five. In this case, it is the top five leading causes of death in Quay County. They are: l Heart diseasel Cancerl Respiratory diseasesl Accidents l Tied for fifth place are diabetes and cerebrovascular disease. These were leading cause of […]

Teambuilders plans fundraisers for summer programs

By QCS Staff TeamBuilders Counseling Services, a non-profit agency that provides behavioral health services to children and their families, will hold a series of fundraising events in April and May to help raise funds for summer programs planned for the children in their care, according to a press release.Although these activities will be great fun […]

Commissioners hope health care funds stay in county

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners expressed concern over the financial health of rural hospitals, if they lose funds to a proposed statewide health care plan. In a discussion about whether or not pending legislation on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk would survive, the governor’s proposed health care coverage plan, if it taps […]

Pastor celebrates 20th, learn health history tree, essay contest for high schoolers

Pastor celebrating… Wes Stewart, pastor of Temple Baptist Church, will be celebrating his 20th anniversary as pastor of the church. Friends and members of the church are invited to join in the celebration at 11 a.m. on Sunday at Temple Baptist, 124 W. Aber St. Essays wanted… The State Bar of New Mexico is accepting […]

Reed retires from Quay County Public Health Office


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Registered nurse Dee Reed has worked in fast-paced operating and emergency rooms. But her work in public health in Harding and Quay counties may have been her most satisfying in 28 years of nursing, Reed said. “Until I went into public health, I saw a lot of trauma. I […]

MCCH Council names eight priorities for year

By QCS Staff The Quay County Maternal Child and Community Health Council has outlined eight priorities for 2008 to improve the quality of life and health in Quay County. They are: l Substance abuse l Suicide l Family Violence l Childhood Obesity l Health Care Access l Teen Pregnancy l Childcare l Immunizations Based on […]