Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Health Center Local Milestone.(Mountain View)(Editorial)

EDITORIALS

After a number of delays, followed by a successful first few weeks up and running, there was indeed reason for celebration at the Mountain and Valley Regional Health Center grand opening in Edgewood.

Owned by the town of Edgewood and operated by the nonprofit First Choice Community Healthcare, the clinic is the culmination of a grass-roots effort to create a Tri-County facility. It boasts a staff composed of residents of the East Mountains and Estancia Valley who, as manager Melissa Manlove has noted, have been patient as the facility's opening date moved from last fall to the end of April.

Its 8,000-square-foot building now ready, the clinic offers same-day and scheduled appointments for everything from physicals and check-ups to acute care, women's health care, senior care and vaccinations and testing. …

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