By Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Farmington hospital is shuttering its clinic in a neighboring city.

San Juan Regional Medical Center will close its Bloomfield clinic in June and move the clinic’s patients and five-person medical staff to the hospital’s clinic in Aztec.

The Daily Times ( ) reports that consolidation of the clinics is intended to help the medical center deal with a nearly $10 million funding deficit, including a nearly $370,000 annual operating loss at the Bloomfield site.

Hospital officials cite a drop in state funding, fewer visits among existing patients and a lack of new patients.

The Aztec facility is eight miles away.

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