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SFCC: Caregiver Education Day Nov. 3

on October 14, 2018 - 4:57am

DOH: Opioid Prescribing Measures Show Improvement

on October 14, 2018 - 4:57am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has announced continued progress in addressing prescription drug overdose in New Mexico with its latest state quarterly prescribing report showing improved prescribing practices for opioids.
Opioid prescriptions dropped nearly 12 percent compared to the second quarter of last year. This reduction in prescribing comes after Governor Susana Martinez enacted legislation making it mandatory for healthcare providers to check a patient’s prescription history in the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)database when

October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month ... Local Task Force Supports #SurvivorSpeaks Movement

on October 9, 2018 - 3:14pm

Los Alamos Police Officers, John Hughes of Metzger's in White Rock and Chamisa Guidance Councilor Michelangelo Loboto painted the rock Oct. 15, 2014 in White Rock in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


In conjunction with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Los Alamos Domestic Violence Task Force (LADVTF) looks forward to bringing awareness to Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October by showing support of the #SurvivorSpeaks movement. 

They also are painting the “Rock” in White Rock noon to 1 p.m. Oct.

JJAB Appreciates Generosity Surrounding Health Fair

on October 6, 2018 - 4:39am

Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) Chair Alan Kirk presents Nicole Fellers with a gift backet filled with donated items. JJAB would like to thank its very special donors from this year’s Health Fair. First, thanks much to Phil Gursky and the Heart Council for the excellent job they do in putting on the fair every year. JJAB also thanks them for their donation of bike helmets to the JJAB school distribution program. In addition, JJAB thanks the generous donors for a gift basket that was raffled off during the Fair: CB FOX, Pig and Fig, RubyK’s and Smiths.

Udall And Other Senators Demand Full Transparency On EPA’s Plans For Children’s Health Office

on October 6, 2018 - 4:37am
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing their strong concern over the future of the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP) and the EPA’s mission to safeguard the health of America’s youth in light of recent reports.
The letter follows EPA’s unexplained placement of the OCHP Director, Dr.

Lee Bussolini Retires From Los Alamos Medical Center

on October 5, 2018 - 4:55pm
Longtime Los Alamos Medical Center Nurse Lee Bussolini, left, is retiring from the hospital. Bussolini posed at her retirement Thursday in the LAMC lobby with her good friend and fellow emergency room nurse Dianne Vandiver. Bussolini has a long history with the hospital. Her father Dr. Oakes, was a surgeon there starting in 1947. She began her own service at the hospital as a candy striper during high school and returned to the hospital as a nurse after receiving her degree. Bussolini also served as school nurse in Los Alamos before returning to work at LAMC.

Santa Fe Walk To End Alzheimers Oct. 20

on October 5, 2018 - 9:04am
Alzheimer’s Association News:
ALBUQUERQUE The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter is pleased to announce that the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s is at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Santa Fe Plaza.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event for raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. All citizens and media in Santa Fe and surrounding communities are invited to participate in this colorful and touching event.
To register, or for information call 800.272.3900 or log onto

Meet New Chief Nursing Officer At LAMC

on October 4, 2018 - 5:20am

Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Radcliffe
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center has hired a new Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).

CNO Sharon Radcliffe replaces Lisa Wallace who moved to another hospital owned by parent company LifePoint.

She describes the small-town atmosphere at LAMC as being one of the best aspects about working there.

“It allows me to get to know everyone personally … I came here from a hospital with more than 2,300 employees and it was hard to know more than a handful,” she said.

A Season Of Results ... Local Advocate Walks Final Cancer Fundraising Event

on October 4, 2018 - 5:10am

Nancy Partridge, left, and Martha Lauer Cowley complete the Susan G. Komen 3-day cancer walk. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

Saturday, Oct. 6, is the final breast cancer fundraising event of the season for me. I’ll be walking five miles in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event at Villa Linda Park in Santa Fe.

This is the first time I have participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event.