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Pahrump Val!y Gazette, 1 nursday, July 10, 1997 9 PMC bolsters staff; hires doctor, two RNs by Pete Peters Gazette Staff Arcon's Pahrump Medical Center, eagerly awaiting its Sept. I groundbreaking for a new addition, bolstered its staff with the hiring of a new doctor and two registered nurses. That news came from PMC Facility Manager Carma Kreitler at Wednesday's (July 9, 1997) Board of Trustees meeting of the Pahrump Community Hospital Board. Kreitler said Paul McHugh, DO (doctor of osteopathy) would be joining the PMC staff in August as well as the arrival of part-time RNs Julie Carrigan and Jamie Goldsworthy. Dr. McHugh, she said, is a 40-year-old bachelor from Los Angeles who is presently practicing as a locum (tempo- rary) in San Diego. Carrigan is from Boise and Goldsworthy is from Ari- zona. Kreitler spoke very highly of the trio's credentials.  L In addition, Kreitler said a new physician's assistant will be on board soon at PMC "when he completes his present contract." She did not divulge if he was from Las Vegas or not. The board also learned from K, reitler that Health Plan of Nevada has made an exception with PMC as far as patients being treated locally instead of trekking to Las Vegas for appointments. "In the long run," she said, "This will save about 1,800 Pahrump residents a trip to Las Vegas. "This has been an 18-month battle, but we're finally going to be provided a list of specialists who will be coming to Pahrump to treat patients. This list will be printed in the Gazette shortly. As of now, we have 14 specialists that have already been credentialed with HPN." Kreitler reported that some of the electrical imaging machines used for cat-scans, ultrasounds, x-rays and fluo- roscopies are being removed to make way for the new addition. Discussion was held regarding the need of a dialysis unit. Kreitler had said at a previous meeting that she knows of 10 people in Pahrump with the need of dialy- sis. "There are probably many more people who require help but are afraid to come forward and be identified," Kreitler said. "I wish they would contact us so we can help them. It would certainly help us establish a dialysis facility much faster because of its need." The rest of the board meeting involved routine items on the agenda regarding insurance, the board trailer, storage space and an upcoming seminar. George Adams chaired the session in place of an ailing Pat Mankins. The board will next convene Wednesday, July 23, 9 a.m. at the Pahrump Valley Fire Department, 350 N. High- way 160. Nevada Test Site among "preferred sites" for radioactive waste disposal The Department of Energy (DOE) has identified its preferred strategies for treatment, storage, and disposal of five types of radioactive and hazardous wastes. The final Waste Management Programmatic Environ- mental Impact Sttatement (MPEIS), issued last week, evaluates the potential cost and environmental effects cff alternatives nationwide for consolidating management of approximately two million cubic meters of waste. Generally, the department favors decentralized treat- ment of low-level radioactive waste at sites where it is generated and stored. Low-level mixed waste (which is also chemically hazardous) would be treated according to Site Treatment Plans and consent orders which were nego- tiated with host states under the Federal Facility Compli- ance Act. "The preferred alternatives for low-level radioactive waste" and for low-level mixed waste are regionalized disposal at two or three sites to be selected from among the Nevada Test Site, Idaho National Environmental Engi- neering Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, Oak Ridge Reser- vation in Tennessee, or the Hanford Site in Washington," said Angela Colarusso, DOE's Nevada Operations Office Waste Management Division project management team leader. "All are currently conducting disposal operations for mixed or low-level waste." "The Records of Decision for low-level waste and low- level mixed waste are planned for January 1998," said Colarusso. "No final decisions will be made until we've had further discussion with state, tribal, regulatory and local officials, and other Nevada stakeholders -- that is members of the public interested in or affected by what DOE does." 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