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Three regional hospitals welcome in first babies of 2020

Nicole and Zach Belnap hold their son, Maxwell Bruce Belnap, Thursday at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Maxwell is the couple’s first child, and the first of the decade at Mercy.

San Juan Regional Medical welcomes first 2020 baby

Parents Perfinna Largo and Mark Warner embrace their daughter Joy Warner, who was the first baby of the new year born at San Juan Regional Medical Center at 5:30 a.m. Jan. 1, 2020.

2019: Local athletes capture honors; teams reach new heights

Blake Keetch captured top honors at the regional with a 2-over-par round of 73.

Montezuma County moved on many fronts in 2019

Brian Bartlett, manager of the Baymont Inn, gave a presentation on regional convention centers during a meeting with local officials on the potential for building one in Montezuma County.

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

Rachelle Nadeau, hyperbarics technologist at the Wound Care Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center, monitors Jim Harvey during his treatment in a chamber recently. Harvey is receiving treatment for a chronic wound in his foot. Hyperbaric chambers allow patients to breathe in more oxygen, which prompts the creation of new blood vessels and supports the immune system.

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

The Wound Care Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center uses two single-person hyperbaric chambers to encourage the healing of chronic wounds, which are those that have persisted for at least six months. Rachelle Nadeau is a hyperbarics technologist at the center.

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

In addition to treating chronic wounds, the two hyperbaric oxygen chambers at the Wound Care Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center can help people with burns, gangrene, brain injuries and bone death resulting from radiation.

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

Rachelle Nadeau, hyperbaric safety director at the Wound Care Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center, talks to Jim Harvey during his treatment for a chronic wound. Harvey’s treatment required him to spend two hours in a hyperbaric chamber Monday through Friday for 12 weeks.

Hyperbaric chambers encourage the healing of chronic wounds

Jim Harvey says his hyperbaric oxygen treatment at the Wound Care Center at Mercy Regional Medical Center has reduced a wound on his foot from dime-sized to the size of a cut.

Update: Farmington man faces charges in head-on crash near Towaoc

Kenneth R. Todd, 71, the driver of this Chevrolet Impala, was flown by helicopter to San Juan Regional Medical Center after a head-on crash Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway 160/491 about 3 miles northeast of Towaoc.
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