LORDSBURG – Sunshine Haven, the sole nursing home serving the rural community of Lordsburg in Hidalgo County, has closed and sits vacant except for the presence of private security at the site.
Preferred Care Partners Management Group, the company running the facility on behalf of owner Preferred Care Inc., announced the closure early in June, stating that residents would be relocated and the facility closed permanently by Aug. 3.
The company beat that deadline by nearly a month. Sunshine Haven’s last resident left the facility on July 5, according to staff who spoke with the Sun-News on the condition of anonymity. PCPMG marketing associate Joshua Martin confirmed that all operations ceased by the end of the following week.
The company notified the state Department of Health of its plans in advance, but the community found out just weeks before the facility closed.