Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hospital Contract Survives Dispute.(New Mexico)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

CARRIZOZO A District Court judge Thursday derailed a taxpayer group's effort to have a grand jury investigate possible criminal conduct by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

A group called the Lincoln County Citizens Committee To Save Our Hospital submitted a petition last month asking for a grand jury to look into allegations the county commissioners violated the state Procurement

Code by not seeking competitive bids for the management of the Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso.

Albuquerque-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services has managed the 38-bed medical center for 28 years, through a series of contract renewals. …

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