Hidalgo CountyHidalgo County

Lordsburg, Cotton City, Animas, Playas, Cloverdale, Virden

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BACKGROUND DATA
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Quick Facts, Hidalgo County
New Mexico
Land area (square miles)
3,446
121,356
Population (2006 est.)
5,087
1,954,599
Persons per square mile (2000)
1.7
15.0
Median household income (2004)
$23,702
$37,838
Persons below poverty, percent, 2004
21.2%
16.7%
Unemployment rate (Feb. 2008)
3.7%
3.5%
Approximately 23.90% of families and 27.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.90 % of those under age 18 and 17.00% of those, age 65 or over.
High School Dropout Rate 2005-2006
Animas Public Schools
Lordsburg Municipal Schools

1.0%
8.2%
4.9%
» See more Hidalgo County Quick Facts at US Census Bureau

Legislative Districts
House: Dist. 38, Rep. Dianne Miller Hamilton
Dist. 39, Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez
  
Senate: Dist. 35, Sen. John Arthur Smith

Leading Causes of Death (Rates per 100,000 population)
  Hidalgo County NM
Diseases of the heart
Cancer
Accidents (unintentional injuries)
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Cerebrovascular disease
Diabetes mellitus
156.2
150.9
105.5
26.0
116.9
49.8
176.8
159.2
61.3
45.5
33.1
32.0
» See more Hidalgo County health stats at NM DOH

Healthcare Clinics and Resources
Hidalgo Medical Services
500 E DeMoss Street
Lordsburg NM 88045
505-542-8384
Provides primary care services. This is their main clinic and administration in Lordsburg.
Animas Valley Clinic
(Hidalgo Medical Services)
PO Box 85
Animas NM 88020
505-548-2299
Provides primary care services.

» For more information on Hidalgo County health resources, see NM Health Connection

Hidalgo County, New Mexico

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NEEDS/HSC RESPONSE
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Lic. Health Professionals (Jan 2008)
MD/DO Total per Licensing Board:
1
   MDs:
   DOs
:

1
0

Nurse Practitioners:
1
Physician Assistants:
2
Occupational Therapists:
0
Physical Therapists:
0
Dentists:
2
Nursing (NM Board of Nursing Statistics)
Total Nurses:
18
Registered Nurses:
12
Licensed Practical Nurses:
6
Certified Nurse Midwives (per NM DOH):
0
Licensed Midwives (per NM DOH):
0
Pharmacists:
0

Current Provider vacancies, Hidalgo County (Jan. 2008):
Total 3 (Physician 2; CNM 1)

» Search HRSA Bureau of Health Professions for Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) designations in county

» See NM Health Policy Commission for more workforce data


Comprehensive Health Planning Council Priority Needs of Hidalgo County (2007)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Family Resiliency
  • Emergency Preparedness

Community Environmental Health Concerns
  1. Trains: Air pollution, Noise, Safety
  2. Ground Water Quality/hx of hazardous waste,nitrate,fluoride
  3. Waste Disposal; Illegal dumping
  4. Hazardous Material Disposal: concerns about increase cancer
  5. Border Concerns: Drugs, alien traffic

HSC Activities in Hidalgo County (2007)

Education

  • 1 UNM SOM student &/or resident grad practicing in county (UNM SOM Location Report ‘07)
  • 2 Student/resident months supported by Area Health Education Center
  • 13 Emergency Medical Services grads from the county
  • 2 Months med student Community Immersion Experience w/ community preceptor

Services Provided to County

  • 0.3 Specialty Extension Services days provided in 2007
  • 79 calls to the New Mexico Poison Center in FY07
  • 12 Pediatric Outreach Clinic hours provided (FY07)
  • Department of Psychiatry / Center for Rural & Community Behavioral Health:

    • 100 Child & Adolescent Telepsychiatry consults in 2007

    • 6 County residents served at UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center (FY07)
  • 174 total Hidalgo County patient visits at UNM Hospitals and Clinics (FY07):
    • 31 Charity Care
    • 38 Uninsured
    • 136 Compensated Care
  • $25,226 in uncompensated costs for care to Hidalgo County residents (FY07)

Updated April 21, 2008