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Health council meeting to host hospital presentation

Those who want more details and wish to ask questions about a proposed new hospital in Tucumcari can attend this week’s Quay County Health Council meeting.

According to a news release from the council, county manager Daniel Zamora and county mapping technician Dana Leonard will make a presentation about the proposed $20 million-plus hospital during the health council’s meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

County officials are seeking a new hospital to replace the nearly 60-year-old Dr. Daniel C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, which has reached the end of its useful life and fails to meet code on several aspects. The county is seeking federal or state funding for the project, with no local tax increase.

Those interested in the presentation can go to the extension center office at 216 E. Center St. The meeting also will be broadcast via Zoom. Email the council at [email protected] or text (575) 815-4575 to receive a link to the meeting.

Other upcoming health council activities:

— New Mexico Department of Health epidemiologists will present the latest health-related data for Quay County at 1 p.m. Thursday.

— The Quay County Intimate Partner Violence Task Force will look at issues concerning family and dating violence at noon Wednesday at the Tucumcari Public Library’s northwest meeting room.

— The Quay County Health Equity Committee is looking for new members to help identify the health needs of many groups of people. They are working on an inclusion statement and coordinating focus groups to gain information. Those interested should call (575) 815-4575. The committee’s meeting is set for 3 p.m. Jan. 17.

— The Quay County Health Council Social Media Committee will meet 3 p.m. Jan. 24 via Zoom. Text (575) 815-4575 for the link.

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