Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Full-Service Hospital Sought for West Side.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Jeremy Pawloski And Winthrop Quigley Journal Staff Writers

State Sen. Joe Carraro says his constituents and the more than 100,000 residents of the West Side and Rio Rancho deserve a full-service hospital.

"A community this size anywhere else in New Mexico has a full-service hospital," Carraro, R-Albuquerque, said in a phone interview Wednesday.

Carraro is hosting a "Summit on West Side Hospitals" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Rio Rancho City Council chambers, 3900 Southern Blvd.

Elected officials and neighborhood association representatives from the West Side will attend, Carraro said.

The heads of Albuquerque's four major hospitals University of New Mexico Hospital, St. …

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