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Construction of new PMC to begin Sept. 1 by Pete Peters Gazette Staff Demolition and construction of the new addition for the Arcon Pahrump Center for Healthcare will begin Sept. 1. That was the best news heard Wednesday, June 25, at the Pahrump Community Hospital District's Board of Trustees meeting. Jone Koford, vice president of Arcon which is based in Salt Lake City, made the announcement to the trustees. The first phase of construction, ,', she said, will con- sist of the primary care physician of- rices and out pa- tient surgery addi- tion. "We are also go- ing to expand our radiology depart- ment to include cat scan and ultra sound equipment," Koford stated. Echoing previous statements made by Pahrump Facility Manager Carma Kreitler that "business was good," Koford said the volume of patients at the center has continued to increase. "If you compare the May 1996 figures when the center was open 24 hours w  " 'ast May's numbers, when it began operating 24 hours again, we have seen a 10 percent increase in business," Koford pointed out. "Because of this increased volume," she added, "we are actively recruiting additional doctors to Pahrump from the Las Vegas area." Unfl)rtunately, it's not as easy as the hospital board would like it to be, they were informed. "We're seeking specialists with hospitals that we have referred our patients to," Koford said, "and specialists who participate in major insurance plans represented in Pahr- ump." The game plan for Arcon is to add physicians on the referral system who are more centrally located in Las "We are also going to expand our radiology department to include cat scan, and ultra sound equipment," Vegas for the convenience of Pahrumpians to see. In other business, Board of Trustees Chairperson Pat Mankins circulated a letter from Dr. Alan Steljes, cardiol- ogy associate of Lake Mead Hospital, expressing his unhappiness of having his services severed in Pahrump. Mankins said that Arcon has switched to Cardiovasular Consultants of Ne- ll " vada in this regard. Also, Mankins received word from Dr. M.A. Kahn, who is proposing to build a facility in Pahrump that would compete with Arcon's PMC. She said a representa- tive of the board would attend a fu- ture meeting with the Town Board, County Commis- sioners and the Chamber of Commerce to investigate t this matter. A plea of assistance was made by Roberta Harvey of Helping Hands to improve its operation, but was ad- vised by board members to bring forth a specific pre- sentation at a future meet- ing. The trustees voted unani- mously to continue meeting at 9 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Fire Department, 350 N. Highway 160. The next meeting was scheduled for July 9. ' Pah-um Valle,'Gaette; Thursday, Julie' 26,' f997 7 I 1420 E. State Highway 1t72 Pahrump, NV, 89041 727,6615 Incredible Savings on America's Favorite Portable Pool K-D does not require year round maintenance Come in o find e.t why A K-D pool can be assembled on any type of surface in less than I hour by the average consumer without the need for tools or installation crews. Amber Pools and Spas 1281 W. Highway 372 Pahrump, NV 89048 6471 S. Homestead (Across from Sod Farm) 727-0744 June 30, 1997 Mon. - Fri. 9a.m. - 8p.m. Sat. 8a.m. - 3p.m. "Window Sign of an Expert