Here’s a look at today’s news:
Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) and Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, will open a new pharmacy at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic on Monday, August 14th. On Tuesday, August 29, public officials, community leaders, HMS Board of Directors members, and the public are invited to gather to celebrate the pharmacy’s grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony. HMS Chief Executive Officer, Dan Otero, stated, “The addition of pharmacy services to HMS’ service offerings in both Grant and Hidalgo counties demonstrates HMS’ commitment to improved quality of care and service to HMS patients and clients. This new on-site Genoa pharmacy at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic will offer our patients, clients, and community members the opportunity to conveniently balance their health needs with their busy lives.”
According to a criminal complaint filed on July 28th in Silver City Magistrate Court, a Grant county woman has been charged with stealing monetary donations collected from a GoFundMe account opened to assist Silver City police officer, Efren Canas, after he suffered serious injuries in an auto accident. Luz Carbajal was issued a criminal summons on August 1st on charges of embezzlement over $2,500 which is a 3rd degree felony.
Joe Martinez, from Congressman’s Steve Pearce’s Las Cruces office will visit Silver City on Thursday August 10 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Joe will be available to meet with individuals and small groups at the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce located in the Grant County Business and Conference Center at 3031 Hwy. 180 E. in Silver City.
A Deming resident, Lino Chavez, suffered serious injuries Monday evening when his motorized wheelchair was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Kipling and Florida Street in Deming. Mr. Chavez has recently retired as a street vendor for the Deming Headlight and was presented with the motorized wheelchair courtesy of Wheelchair and Wheelchair Rentals. No one has been cited in the accident at this time.
Assistant Vice President of Nursing at Gila Regional Medical Center, Kelly Rodriguez, has been appointed the Interim Director of the Gila Regional Cancer Center. She will be assisting the Gila Regional Cancer Center transition from the New Mexico Cancer Center to the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, with the main goal of connecting patients with the care they choose and need. Rodriguez has been a nurse for 11 years and has experience in Oncology.