Electronic Caregiver receives $ 1.2 million in vocational training funds


By Mike Cook

Electronic Caregiver (ECG), a Las Cruces-based telehealth company, received $ 1.2 million in funding from New Mexico’s Professional Training Incentive Program (JTIP) to support expansion plans and creation of 120 new employees at an average hourly wage of $ 22.15. the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) said in a press release.

ECG will also receive $ 135,000 in WagePlus funding from the city of Las Cruces and $ 100,000 through the New Mexico Economic Development Fund (NMEDF) from El Paso Electric (EPE), which is administered by MVEDA and the Southern New Mexico Community Foundation.

The expansion will almost double the number of ECG employees, which now stands at 150.

The New Mexico Department of Economic Development, the City of Las Cruces Department of Economic Development and MVEDA have worked with ECG to foster expansion, MVEDA said.

JTIP in the state of New Mexico can reimburse companies for a portion of training costs for above-average pay positions. WagePlus is a complement to the state’s JTIP program. WagePlus rewards companies that hire and pay salaries above the median. The program provides a rebate of $ 1,500 per job to qualifying businesses that hire and train new employees for jobs that pay at least 10% more than the median salary in Doña Ana County.

NMEDF was created by EPE as part of the utility sale to provide $ 1 million per year for 20 years to support economic development in the EPE service area in New Mexico, MVEDA said.

“These are incredible times for our business,” said John P. Muñoz, Director of ECG Care Coordination. “Our care coordination center will help clients live well, live happily, live safely and live more independently. and other benefits, and various changes. As we transform healthcare, we will experience tremendous growth. I encourage qualified applicants to apply today. The positions currently open with our digital care center are Customer Service, Enrollment Specialists, Certified Medical Assistants, Triage Specialists, Certified Nursing Practical Nurses and Nurses. If you are happy in your current role, I know you will be happy when you join our team.

“We are really excited about what this expansion means for the community,” said Deputy City Manager Ikani Taumoepeau. “The city is committed to prosperous economic development and looks forward to having 120 more skilled jobs in Las Cruces. Not only do we love to see a local business grow, but we are pleased with the group effort with our partners to provide financial assistance in this business.

“It’s exciting to see a company that has developed its technology locally with local talent continue to grow and provide opportunities within Las Cruces,” said MVEDA President and CEO Davin Lopez.

ECG, founded in 2009, focuses on developing and participating in research efforts that support improved outcomes across the continuum of healthcare. An important goal for ECG is to improve the way care and support is provided and managed for patients, from children to adults, and especially an aging, underserved and rapidly expanding population.

MVEDA is a not-for-profit public-private economic development partnership that Lopez has led since February 2009.

Visit https://electroniccaregiver.com/ and www.mveda.com.


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