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brandon ferguson rsBrandon Ferguson, MD
HMS Family Medicine Physician
Silver City, NM — Dan Otero, Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) Chief Executive Officer, and Darrick Nelson, MD, HMS Chief Medical Officer and Family Medicine Residency Program Director, are pleased to announce that Brandon Ferguson, MD, has joined HMS.

wnmu outdoor class rsWestern New Mexico University students gather for an outdoor class. The university is one of the few institutions in the country offering outdoor behavioral health training.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University is one of just a couple institutions in the nation and the only university in the state offering formal outdoor behavioral health and wilderness therapy training.

school of business accreditation rsAssociate Dean of WNMU's School of Business Dr. Miguel Vicéns accepts a certificate of Full Reaffirmation of Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs at the accrediting body's conference earlier this month.Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University School of Business has recently been granted Full Reaffirmation of Accreditation under the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This is the third reaffirmation of the WNMU School of Business, and the accreditation runs for ten years.

Silver City, N.M. - Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced that Agmechtronix, a homegrown company, will expand, creating up to 23 new jobs. Agmechtronix is an agricultural equipment manufacturer and is an entrepreneurial success story, one that highlights the entrepreneurial drive and innovation of New Mexicans. Agmechtronix's job creation and expansion will be supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program, JTIP.

"Helping our homegrown startups grow and thrive - particularly in our science and technology sector - is a top priority in growing and diversifying our economy," Governor Martinez said. "Since 2011, we've made it a priority to improve New Mexico's business climate and now, with the help of our powerful economic development tools, we're seeing our homegrown companies, like Agmechtronix, thrive in New Mexico."

As President Trump's "Zero-tolerance" immigration policy continues to affect the southern border, Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" S. Martinez has taken a step to not only denounce the policy, but to call out those who are making the policy possible. On Monday, June 25, Martinez (D- Dona Ana, Grant and Sierra), returned a $250 campaign donation from the GEO Group – a private prison that stands to benefit from Trump's immigration raids
Rep. Martinez, a Democrat from Silver City, gave the following statement on his decision to return the campaign contribution from the private prison: "The GEO Group stands to make millions of dollars off the suffering of children while separating families. We are at a time in our country where leaders have to do the right things, and I cannot in good conscious keep the contribution. I want to send a message that any PAC or organization who supports ripping families apart is not welcome on my campaign."

photo 1 rs(From left to right): 2018 HMS Family Medicine Residency Program graduate, Brandon Ferguson, MD, Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, and 2018 HMS Family Medicine Residency Program graduate, Neel Patel, MD.Silver City, NM — Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) recognized Neel Patel, MD, Family Medicine Physician, and Brandon Ferguson, MD, Family Medicine Physician, on their graduation from the HMS Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP). Heavy refreshments, live music, and a formal event took place Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Bear Mountain Lodge in Silver City to celebrate the special occasion.

aaahc rsDan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer, alongside Garrett Olin, HMS Director of Quality Improvement and Information Technology, congratulates some of HMS' approximately 230 employees, including Nellie Padilla, Pat Nesbitt, Marisol Delgado, Jessica Ortega, and Evelyn Montes, on HMS' recently announced AAAHC accreditation.Silver City, NM – Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) recently achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Accreditation through the AAAHC distinguishes this Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) from many other outpatient facilities by providing the highest quality of care to its patients as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

emma bailey rsWestern New Mexico University's Dr. Emma Bailey and her dog Scotia explore a park in Xalapa, Mexico, where Dr. Bailey is a Fulbright Scholar.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University professor of sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Gender Equity and Social Justice, Dr. Emma Bailey, is currently a Fulbright Scholar and worked in Xalapa Veracruz, Mexico, for the spring 2018 semester.

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