Valencia County is one step closer to getting a hospital.
Valencia County Commissioners approved a contract during a meeting last week with Lovelace Health System to build and operate a hospital.
The county has been collecting taxpayers dollars for years to do it, but Los Lunas and Belen have been in a fight over who should get it.
As part of the contract, Lovelace will pick a location for the hospital.
KRQE News 13 reached out to Lovelace to see if it has a time frame moving forward.
A spokesperson says they are unable to provide further information.