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Hidalgo Medical Services has been recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration in three award areas. Among the three award areas, HMS earned the following recognitions:

  • Health Center Quality Leader Award, a top clinical performance rating among all health centers earning the top tier, known as the Gold Tier, for clinical quality measures.
  • The Advancing Health Information Technology for Quality award, recognizing advanced telehealth, patient engagement, interoperability, and increasing access to care and advance quality of care.
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition award recognizing core functions including: Comprehensive Care; Patient-Centered Care; Coordinated Care; Accessible Services; and Quality and Safety.

HMS is a Federally Qualified Health Center serving residents in Hidalgo and Grant Counties.

The New Department of Transportation is beginning a $1.4 million dollar project on US 180 East of Silver City. Work has begun on installation of a pedestrian trail to included lighting, signage and crosswalks. According to plans, US 180 will have a lane closures on the eastbound and westbound right driving lanes with a reduced speed to 35 mph. Contractor hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. The project is estimated to be completed by the end of November. For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at or call 511.

Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner is inviting the community to share their thoughts, suggestions, and ideas regarding local issues during a virtual “Monday Meeting with Mayor” scheduled for next Monday, September 21st. The meeting will be from 8:00 to 11:00 A.M. via GoToMeetings. To join the meeting go to and click on “Mayors Message” or “News and Announcements.”

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