Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Cruces Explores Hospital Problems.(State)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

Council Puts Off Terminating Lease

LAS CRUCES -- Mayor William Mattiace said he would forge ahead with efforts to try to better understand the financial woes of Memorial Medical Center, despite what some City Council members considered a setback Monday.

Fact-finding efforts could eventually lead the council to dissolve a private group's lease to manage the publicly owned hospital. But first, several city councilors said they needed to better understand the hospital's finances and liabilities.

To that end, three City Council members, including Mattiace, Tuesday attended a finance committee meeting of Memorial Medical Center Inc. …

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