photo 1 rsHidalgo Medical Services and Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place on August 29, 2017. From left to right: Dan Otero, HMS CEO, Brad Wood, PharmD, Genoa Site Manager, Marsha Hill, Lordsburg-Hidalgo County Chamber of Commerce Director, City Councilor Glenda Greene, Jeff Harnsberger, RPh, Genoa Director of Operations, City Mayor Arthur Smith, Carmen Acosta, HMS Board Chair, David Harris, PharmD, Genoa Director of Operations, Natasha Hennessey, PharmD, Genoa Regional Vice President, and Bill Walter, HMS Board Member.photo 2 rsDan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, shares some thoughts at the Genoa pharmacy Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony event at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic to a packed room of Hidalgo County community members and other event attendees.photo 3 rsDavid Harris, PharmD, Genoa Director of Operations, provides a brief tour of the new Genoa pharmacy at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic to Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony event attendees, including Kristen Sullivan, Constituent Services Representative for U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, and Marco Grajeda, Field Representative for U.S. Senator Tom Udall.Silver City, NM – On Tuesday, August 29, public officials, community and business leaders, HMS Board of Directors members, and other supporters gathered to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony of the new, on-site Genoa, a QoL Healthcare Company, pharmacy located at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic on DeMoss Street. Refreshments were provided and Genoa representatives offered tours of the pharmacy to Grand Opening attendees.

Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, emphasized that Hidalgo County has not had a pharmacy for 10 years, and now the community has two to choose from. Otero stated, "HMS is focused on providing high quality pharmacy services for patients and providers. Since last year, our strategy has been to partner with Genoa to support needed services in Lordsburg and Hidalgo County." Otero added, "HMS strives to provide high quality and high service. Many of HMS' quality health outcomes rate higher than state and national averages. That fact has a lot to do with our employees, and it also has to do with our partnerships, such as our relationship with Genoa." The Genoa pharmacy opened at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic on Monday, August 14. Genoa pharmacy hours at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic are Monday through Friday – 8:30am to 5:00pm – closed from 12:00pm to 12:30pm for lunch. The Genoa pharmacy phone number at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic is (575) 424-2240.

Representatives from U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's offices, Hidalgo County Manager, Bob Hill, City of Lordsburg Mayor Arthur Smith, elected officials from Hidalgo County and the City of Lordsburg, HMS Board of Directors members, and community members were in attendance. Judith Smotts, a longtime HMS patient, highlighted the value of having an onsite pharmacy at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic. "I've seen things come and go. I'm delighted that Genoa is here to stay," stated Smotts.

Genoa provides pharmacy and telepsychiatry services to more than 500,000 individuals annually throughout more than 40 states. For more information on Genoa please visit www.genoa-qol.com

Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) provides comprehensive medical, dental, mental health, and family support services to more than 16,000 patients and clients annually across multiple locations within both Hidalgo and Grant counties. Please visit www.hmsnm.org or call (575) 542-8384 for more information.

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