Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Hospital Study Due Next Month.

Byline: Arley Sanchez Journal Staff Writer

200 Interviews Were Conducted by Firm

A study looking at the feasibility of a new hospital in Valencia County should be ready to present to the County Commission by Dec. 1, a consultant said this week.

Sandia Consulting Inc. is doing the study, looking at whether a hospital is needed, and if so, where to put it, how to finance it, and how to staff and operate it, said Sandia owner Dale Olson. The county received a $40,000 state grant to pay for the study.

As part of the study, Olson said he had interviewed at least 200 people, including employers, health-care providers, politicians and citizens, adding that the project is about 85 to 90 percent done. …

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