Heinrich To Hold Rural Health Care Listening Tour

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) will be holding a multi-day rural health care listening tour to meet with medical professionals and discuss tele-health for veterans, recruiting and retaining staff, and other issues facing New Mexico’s growing health care industry.
Beginning Monday, Nov. 7, he toured the Guadalupe County Hospital, a new Veterans Tele-Health Clinic in Mosquero, the Union County Hospital, and the Miners’ Colfax Medical Center, and convene listening sessions to hear from providers, community leaders, clinic administrators, public health officials and other stakeholders.
In the afternoon Monday, Nov. 7, Heinrich visited the Guadalupe County Hospital in Santa Rosa. Heinrich will tour the facility and host a roundtable discussion with hospital staff, board members, and public officials including Mayor Campos of Santa Rosa. The discussion will focus on how Guadalupe County Hospital is working to strengthen access and delivery of care, and the challenges of providing health care to rural communities in New Mexico.
Wednesday, Nov. 9, Heinrich will attend the Ribbon Cutting of a new Veterans Tele-Health Clinic in Mosquero. Heinrich will commemorate the launch of the Tele-Health Clinic that will serve veterans and was created through a partnership between the Veterans Administration and the Harding County Health Council. Senator Heinrich has been a strong supporter of increasing access to tele-health for New Mexico’s rural communities and veterans.
Wednesday afternoon, Heinrich will tour Union County Hospital, which is an acute care hospital in Clayton, and host a listening session with providers and hospital leaders to hear about the work they are doing to attract and retain medical professions.
Thursday, Nov. 10, Heinrich will visit the Miners’ Colfax Medical Center (MCMC) in Raton, which is a Critical Access Facility and provides long term care. MCMC also facilities the Miners’ Outreach Program that provides service to all former miners as well as screenings for mining related illnesses and conditions through a medical mobile unit. Heinrich will tour the facility, meet with staff, and host a listening session.