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refugio county rsPhoto taken of U.S. Route 77 in Refugio, Texas following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey.Silver City, NM (August 31, 2017) – Thanks to the coordination of Abby Spann, RN, HMS Clinical Nurse Trainer, HMS participated in a recent purchase of food, water, and necessary emergency supplies for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The donated items from HMS, and other community members, were collected by a local resident whose hometown is Refugio, Texas. Donated supplies were transported directly to individuals, neighbors and loved ones in Refugio, who suffered the effects of Hurricane Harvey's landfall.

Reserve, NM — Working for the Gila National Forest means we work, live, and play in our surrounding communities. This is best demonstrated by our hard working employees like the folks who call the Reserve Ranger District home.

grmc 2017 2018 scholarship awardsPictured (Front left to right): Irma Trejo, Jerrika Lewis, Jasmine Rumero, Star Ann Moon, Delores Escudero, Zachilah Rodriguez, Pamela Marquez, Ariana Garcia, Dana Chairez and Mary Jo Tillman. Pictured (Back left to right): Joe Kellerman and Vince Torres
(Not Pictured: Brianna Ortiz)
The Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Auxiliary has awarded eleven scholarships, for a total of $22,000, for the academic year 2017-2018. Each recipient received $2000.

The scholarship recipients are: Jerrika Lewis, Jasmine Rumero, Star Ann Moon, Delores Escudero, Zachilah Rodriguez, Pamela Marquez, Ariana Garcia, Dana Chairez, Joe Kellerman and Vince Torres.

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.

car full of presbyterians rsChurch leaders from the First Presbyterian Church in Silver City are shown arriving at a Presbytery meeting in Paradise Valley, Arizona, earlier this month with donations for the Migrant Resource Center in Aqua Prieta, Arizona. Shown from right to left are John Baumberger, Ruth McPherson, Debra Knapp, Pastor John Cheek, and Barbara Nelson.Elders and deacons from Silver City's First Presbyterian Church arrived at a recent Presbytery meeting in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with a carload of donations for the Migrant Resource Center in Aqua Prieta, Mexico.

First Presbyterian congregational members donated 30 food packets, 17 hygiene packets, $75 of additional food, extra toiletries and a large bag of socks for the center's border ministry program.

ila barker service recognized rs(From left to right) Carmen Acosta, HMS Board Chair, Ila Barker, April Hunter, HMS Senior Services Program Manager, and Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer at the August 2017 HMS Board of Directors monthly meeting.Silver City, NM (August 25, 2017) – After representing Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) for more than 8 years, and after serving Hidalgo County seniors for more than 36 years, Ila Barker was recognized for her service to the community by the HMS Board of Directors and Leadership at their August 2017 monthly meeting.

beef month 1 rsElisa Bustamante and Rosella Escobedo at Albertson'sThe Copper CowBelles celebrated Beef Month by awarding beef certificates during the 4th of July week-end. During this week CowBelles are available in various locations with educational materials about beef. Albertson's and Silver City Food Basket participated in this certificate give-away by having plenty of beef in their meat markets. Managers from both stores were on hand to help the winners purchase the best cuts of beef for their holiday plans. Rosella Escobedo, CowBelles secretary, and her husband, David Debusk surprised eight customers with a $25 beef certificate. All winners were excited to have been selected.

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