TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KRQE) – The city commission unanimously approved the plan for the building which will replace the current hospital, which is 60 years old and doesn’t meet current regulations. Quay County Manager Daniel Zamora says they are actively lobbying for the state legislature to appropriate funding for the construction of rural hospitals.

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The future hospital would be built right next door to the old hospital. “Have about approximately seven emergency room beds and 10 in-patients beds and, like I said, increasing the size of like, imagining lab, and pharmacy,” said Zamora.

The design of the hospital will be shown during the January 9 county commission meeting.