Health

Not all New Mexico hospitals are in ‘Crisis standard of care’

Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Systems, Vesta Sandoval said, “We want to continue medically necessary procedures. It’s very important to maintain and prevent more problems down the line.” ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Crisis standards of care have been talked about throughout the pandemic, and in New Mexico it was first enacted

New Mexico enacts Crisis Standards of Care for hospitals

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Hospitals are facing the difficult choice of who gets the care they need and who doesn’t. The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Monday the enactment of Crisis Standards of Care for New Mexico health care system.

Dozens of US nuclear lab workers sue over vaccine mandate

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – Workers at one of the nation’s premier nuclear weapons laboratories face a deadline Friday — be vaccinated or prepare to be fired. A total of 114 workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory — the birthplace of the atomic bomb — are suing over the mandate,

Fully vaccinated man dies from COVID-19

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Tafoya family is dealing with a loss they thought was impossible. Lawrence Tafoya, the anchor of the family of six kids, eight grandkids, and thirteen great-grandchildren, died from COVID-19 earlier this month.

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Albuquerque

Dual credit high school students exempted from UNM vaccination requirement

With the COVID-19 vaccination deadline now behind University of New Mexico students, staff and faculty, an additional exception to the medical and religion exemptions remains: dual credit high school students. These students will be allowed to continue at UNM and on its campuses regardless of vaccination status, and they will