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Luján Named To Conference Committee On Legislation Addressing Opioid Epidemic

on May 23, 2016 - 10:28am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has been appointed to a conference committee that will work to complete legislation addressing the opioid crisis that is hurting communities in New Mexico and across the country. 
 
Conference committees are formed after the Senate and House each pass its own bills in order to work out differences between the legislation.
 
“The drug crisis is one that touches communities throughout New Mexico, robbing friends, family, and neighbors of a brighter future.

Santa Fe Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair June 25

on May 23, 2016 - 7:09am

HHS On New Mexico Health Insurance Rate Changes

on May 21, 2016 - 10:28am

HHS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jonathan Gold, press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, issued the following statement on New Mexico health insurance rate changes.

“Consumers in New Mexico will continue to have affordable coverage options in 2017. Last year, the average Marketplace premium among people with tax credits stayed the same at $127 per month, despite reports based on preliminary rate filings predicting increases of ‘51 percent’.

“People in New Mexico understand how the marketplace works, and they know that they can shop around and find coverage that fits

McQuiston: About Bodily Injury Liability Protection

on May 19, 2016 - 11:17am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

Do I need to buy more than the minimum bodily injury liability protection?

Not if you’re a billionaire and aren’t concerned about forking over hundreds of thousands of dollars if you injure others in a car accident.

For the rest of us, the answer is almost always yes.

Bodily injury protection can be what stands between you and bankruptcy. By paying it, you can lean on your insurance company to cover you in case you get in a wreck that seriously injures one or more people NOT IN YOUR CAR.

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training June 7

on May 18, 2016 - 7:59am

Cabinet Secretary To Address Issues Surrounding Employees Caring For Aging Family Members

on May 17, 2016 - 11:09am

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland.

CHAMBER News:

New Mexico Cabinet Secretary for Aging and Long Term Services Myles Copeland will be the presenter at the Chamber Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 in Room 230, Building 2, at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

Secretary Copeland will be addressing a critical issue for business owners, managers and human resource personnel – employees who are distracted by the demands of also being a caregiver for an aging family member.

Employers across the state are faced with employees whose responsibilities are

LAMC Hosts 100+ Women Who Care Event

on May 16, 2016 - 2:42pm

Kristy Ortega, left, draws the name of a nonprofit organization from a container held by Mary Beth Maassen at Los Alamos Medical Center, which hosted a gathering of 100+ Women Who Care May 5 under the tent behind the hospital. JudyGails Place is the organization drawn to recieve more than $12,000 in contributions from the women. JudyGails Place is a local organization that helps women suffering from domestic violence situations. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Marvel Harrison addresses the crowd. Mary Beth Maassen is at right. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Deb Shelton,

Los Alamos Medical Center Honors Longtime Employees

on May 15, 2016 - 8:35pm
Los Alamos Medical Center CEO Feliciano Jiron congratulates his longtime employees during a special celebration Monday at LAMC. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Kevin Holsapple, center, with his wife Kris Raber who is celebrating five years working at the hospital. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Staff Report
 
Los Alamos Medical Center hosted a celebration Monday evening in honor of employees celebrating their five, 10 and 15 year anniversaries with the hospital.
 
CEO Feliciano congratulated each employee and presented them with a certificate of appreciation for

United Way Youth Team Invests In Mental Health First Aid

on May 11, 2016 - 7:52am
From left, UWNNM Executive Director Kristy Ortega at Tuesday's check presentation with 
Youth Team Leader Emily Hopkins, Stacey Baker of JJAB and CEO David Woodruff of Zia Credit Union who serves at the UW Youth Team Sponsor. Courtesy/UWNNM
 
UWNNM News:

The money raised by the United Way Youth Team is now invested in programs focused on youth. The last two years the Youth Team fundraising has been invested in behavioral health, LinkCrew, a peer to peer mentoring program and in 2016, the Youth Team has invested in training High School staff on Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA).

The

Aspen Ridge Hosts Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Presentation June 7

on May 10, 2016 - 1:51pm
EEOICPA News:
 
The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA) will give a presentation on qualifications for medical benefits and how to apply for occupational illness compensation.
 
The presentation is directed to wmployees of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories.
 
The presentation is 2-3 p.m., June 7, in the Activity Roomin the lower level at Aspen Ridge Assisted Living Lodge, 1010 Sombrillo Court.
 
For more information, contact Community Liaison Cynthia Goldblatt at 505.695.5981.

 

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