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RGH holding ribbon cutting for Clovis clinic


April 24, 2019

Jamie Cushman

A Roosevelt General Hospital van marks the healthcare provider's arrival outside of its new Clovis Clinic, 2000 W. 21st St. Unit R-1.

CLOVIS - This marks a busy week for Roosevelt General Hospital as the healthcare provider plans to celebrate the opening of its new Clovis clinic with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.

Jeanette Orrantia, director of marketing, planning and public relations for RGH, said the Clovis practice, set to open for patients on Monday, will focus on family medicine and providing preventative care. Healthcare workers will also manage common complaints like the flu or allergies and diagnose new conditions.

"They will know what's normal for you so they can diagnose a problem if needed," Orrantia said.

Orrantia said another focus will be managing chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which are among the leading causes of death in Curry County, according to the New Mexico Office of Vital Records. That's why RGH chose to expand from Portales to Clovis, she said.

Orrantia said today's ribbon cutting, scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. at the Clovis Clinic, 2000 W. 21st St. Unit R-1, will include a tour of the facility and a chance to meet the two providers, nurse practitioner Lindsay Young and Dr. Erika Garcia.

The festivities continue into the weekend for RGH as it will host the hospital's now twice-annual health and wellness fair in Portales.

Orrantia said the fair will include several booths with a summertime focus including information on heat stroke, hot cars, sunscreen and sun safety and bike safety, with two bikes to be given away by drawing.

Orrantia said the Portales event will include a car-seat safety clinic where residents can drive up with their car seats and have them inspected, with new car seats to be issued to those lacking appropriate safety measures.

All of the health fair activities will take place at RGH's Portales location, 42121 US-70.


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