Alamogordo police logs, May 18

Alamogordo police logs, May 18

There are 20 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from May 19, 2011, titled Alamogordo police logs, May 18. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Editor's note: Police logs are provided to the Daily News by the Alamogordo Department of Public Safety.

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Since: Feb 11

Albuquerque, NM

#1 May 20, 2011
Man was flown from the scene because the ambulance service couldn't drive him 3 miles down the roan to the hospital. I'm glad if I'm in an accident so close to the hospital I can get a $40,000 transport to a hospital 90 miles away. Makes me scared to call 911 in Alamogordo.
Captain Caveman

Alamogordo, NM

#2 May 20, 2011
He passed away as a result of his injuries. An acquaintance of mine, Byron was a good guy and will be missed by many.
Captain Caveman

Alamogordo, NM

#3 May 20, 2011
Gerald Champion is a glorified veterinary clinic. They probably didn't have the means to treat him.
Still Dancin

Scottsdale, AZ

#4 May 21, 2011
Captain Caveman wrote:
He passed away as a result of his injuries. An acquaintance of mine, Byron was a good guy and will be missed by many.
I'm sorry for your loss.
say what

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 21, 2011
Captain Caveman, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Air vac determines if the injuries are to bad to go to the local hospital. In fact, the hospital sent a man home the other night after he was rear ended. He was complaining of a sore neck. Hospital sent him home and then called him the next morning to tell him they were sending an ambulance for him because he had a broken neck. If you need to be treated, go somewhere else!!!
Just Wondering

United States

#6 May 24, 2011
I had a friend who went to GMRMC complaining of chest pains. The hospital personal told him he had heart burn. When he returned to Las Cruces where he lives, he went to the hospital there and was told he had had a heart attack.

Captain Caveman is correct, in my opinion, that Gerald Champion is a glorified veterinary clinic.
Sockpuppet alert

Alamogordo, NM

#7 May 24, 2011
Moved from the East wrote:
Man was flown from the scene because the ambulance service couldn't drive him 3 miles down the roan to the hospital. I'm glad if I'm in an accident so close to the hospital I can get a $40,000 transport to a hospital 90 miles away. Makes me scared to call 911 in Alamogordo.
He was flown to a trauma cetner.

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Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#8 May 24, 2011
I know of a man who went to GRMC ER on Sunday with severe pain in his eye. He was told there was nothing in it. Yesterday an opthamologist took one quick look and said "You have something in your eye" - and pulled out a wood splinter!
Janet

Alamogordo, NM

#9 May 24, 2011
None of the ER docs are optometrists nor are they equiped with Ophthalmic instruments.

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Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#10 May 24, 2011
Janet wrote:
None of the ER docs are optometrists nor are they equiped with Ophthalmic instruments.
No, but they told him there was nothing in his eye when the Opthamologist was able to see it WITHOUT ophthamolic instruments, and they did not call one in to check his eye. According to my-brother-the-ER-nurse in CA, this would have been the proper procedure, at least in the hospital he works at.
Robert

Alamogordo, NM

#11 May 24, 2011
Next time, wear eye protection

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Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#12 May 24, 2011
Robert wrote:
Next time, wear eye protection
That would be a valid point if he had been working with or cutting wood - and he does use eye protection when he does. This happened shortly after he woke up - most likely blew into his eye with the high winds they were having that morning. It's a mystery how it got there.

That has nothing to do with the care he received. The point is that our local hospital ER is too often severely lacking.

We had a foster child with leukemia who woke up with a fever. We went to the ER as instructed to have blood drawn. We had to ASK the nurse to put gloves on before he drew his blood! We wiped down the table ourselves because it obviously hadn't been after the last patient had left the cubicle. We did not mop the old blood and dirt off the floor, though.

We reported it and got an "Oh, sorry."

Yes, they do give good care under difficult circumstances some times. But it is not consistently good dilligent professional care.
OMG

Alamogordo, NM

#13 May 24, 2011
Hons will truley be missed

Since: Feb 11

Albuquerque, NM

#14 May 27, 2011
Sockpuppet alert wrote:
<quoted text>
He was flown to a trauma cetner.
I know he was. I never said he wasn't. But out glorified local hospital and ambulance service refuses to take care of people all the time.

Since: Feb 11

Albuquerque, NM

#15 May 27, 2011
Sockpuppet alert wrote:
<quoted text>
He was flown to a trauma cetner.
Hense the "90 mile away" hospital.
WARRIOR

Washington, DC

#16 May 28, 2011
Moved from the East wrote:
Man was flown from the scene because the ambulance service couldn't drive him 3 miles down the roan to the hospital. I'm glad if I'm in an accident so close to the hospital I can get a $40,000 transport to a hospital 90 miles away. Makes me scared to call 911 in Alamogordo.
He was flown to a trauma center where he would stand a much better chance of survival. God bless him.

Since: Feb 11

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Jun 8, 2011
WARRIOR wrote:
<quoted text>He was flown to a trauma center where he would stand a much better chance of survival. God bless him.
I'm just commenting on how much the ground EMS service sucks in this town. Either way the man was too injured to survive, so then his family had to travel 90 miles to ID his body with anticipation of his survival.
Physician Assistant

Ivins, UT

#18 Jun 8, 2011
Kathie M wrote:
I know of a man who went to GRMC ER on Sunday with severe pain in his eye. He was told there was nothing in it. Yesterday an opthamologist took one quick look and said "You have something in your eye" - and pulled out a wood splinter!
The wood splinter in question was caused by a virus.
ER Physician

Ivins, UT

#19 Jun 8, 2011
I concur with my physician ASSistant. I was a virus. Check the Labs!
Not Really

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Jun 8, 2011
ER Physician wrote:
I concur with my physician ASSistant. I was a virus. Check the Labs!
I Agree.... You are a virus!

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