Calexico Port-of-Entry Construction Authorization

Congressman Bob Filner, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is pleased to announce that Congress has approved a resolution authorizing expansion of the Calexico land port-of entry (LPOE).  The resolution authorizes the General Services Administration (GSA) to reconfigure and expand the existing LPOE in downtown Calexico, California.

“At my request, primary POV inspection facilities will include 16 northbound inspection lanes and 5 southbound inspection lanes, instead of GSA’s original proposal of 3 southbound lanes,” stated Filner.  “This project will greatly improve the flow of traffic and pedestrians though the downtown Calexico LPOE.”

American Red Cross Assists Nearly 100 People in One Day!

The San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to three emergencies yesterday in our community.

At 11:35 a.m. the Red Cross helped three families affected by an apartment complex fire in Imperial Valley. The American Red Cross assisted 6 adults and 15 children by providing emergency assistance with shelter, food, formula, diapers, clothing, shoes, teddy bears and blankets.

The Red Cross Canteen Team responded to a SWAT incident at 12:17 p.m. by providing hydration and snacks to approximately 70 people.


HealthGrades Study Finds Patients Treated at 5-Star Hospitals are 80% Less Likely to Experience a Major Complication

Brawley, CA (November …., 2010) – The recently released HealthGrades’ annual study ranks Pioneers Memorial Hospital among the best in the nation for achieving superior patient outcomes when performing total knee replacement procedures and repairing emergent hip fractures. HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent ratings organization, evaluates patient outcomes for 5,000 hospitals. This research is the only comprehensive analysis based solely on patient mortality and complication rates focused on how well hospitals provide effective and appropriate care for their respective patients.