Health care company eyes Clovis

CNJ staff

American Medical Alert Corp. is interested in opening a call center in Clovis, according to company spokeswoman Randi Baldwin.

A health care communications company based in Oceanside, N.Y., American Medical Alert provides after-hours answering service, appointment scheduling and other ancillary services for physicians, hospitals and home health care agencies, Baldwin said.

Baldwin said Monday she did not have information on a potential office site or how many employees the center would employ. She said Tuesday she could not disclose any plans at this time

The publicly traded company was approved for $123,572 in New Mexico Job Training Incentive Program funds in May, according to a press release, which would create 32 jobs.

Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp., issued a statement via e-mail on American Medical Alert.

“CIDC is working with the New Mexico Partnership to recruit an in-bound call center,” the statement said. “The company is looking at several states and four New Mexico communities. No decision has been made to locate the company to New Mexico at this time.

“CIDC and the New Mexico Partnership continue to work with the company principals to convince them that New Mexico and specifically Clovis is the best place for the company.

“As a pro-active measure the company was pre-approved for JTIP funding last Friday. A final decision is expected this summer.”

Baldwin said the Clovis center would be the company’s first in New Mexico.