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Artesia Nurse Honored

Sylvia Rose Winters, a staff nurse at Artesia General Hospital for the past five years who also served as manager of the hospital’s Emergency Department for five years, was honored with the “Excellence in Emergency Care” award at the 2013 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards Nov. 2 in at the Hyatt Tamaya Resort in Albuquerque.

Anoushfar Named ACOS Fellow

Dr. Shahriar Anoushfar, DO, has been accepted as a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.

AGH Unveils New Lab Equipment

To introduce the new state-of-the-art equipment at Artesia General Hospital, the hospital held an open house Thursday, providing tours for "behind the scenes" looks at the new lab and radiology center.

Voters approve $14.5M in bonds...

Members of the Artesia community voted Tuesday to approve the issuance of $14.5 million in general obligation bonds for the remodeling and expansion of Artesia General Hospital in a 168-26 decision

Marino Enjoying Time at AGH

When he was a kid, Dr. Joseph Marino, a podiatrist at Artesia General Hospital, couldn't decide whether he should become a doctor or a firefighter. So he became both.

Memorial Family Practice Honored

At a recent New Mexico Immunization Coalition Provider Awards dinner in Albuquerque, 89 practices were recognized for achieving a childhood immunization rate of more than 90 percent.

Athletes Receive Free Physicals

For the fourth consecutive year, Artesia General Hospital provided student-athletes in grades 7-12 living in both Artesia and Lake Arthur the opportunity to receive a free sports physical.

AGH Employees Receive Awards

Staff from Artesia General Hospital received special honors at Artesia General Hospital's recent Annual Employee Recognition Banquet.

Healthy Hospital, Healthy Patients

The healthier the hospital, the healthier the patient. Don't believe it? Just ask Artesia General Hospital CEO Kenneth Randall.

Reich Enjoys Challenges of ENT

For Dr. Thomas Rich, an otolaryngologis (ear, nose and throat specialist) at Artesia General Hospital, it's important to get a breath of fresh air as often as possible, both for him and his patients.
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Willam J. Baggs, MD

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Dr. Baggs received his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He completed his medical education at Duke Medical School and residency at University of Illinois Hospital. He is Board Certified in orthopaedics. Read More...