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Q&A — Doctor prescribes books

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer

Published: Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune

Dr. Erika Garcia of Roosevelt General Hospital plans to promote literacy among young children in Roosevelt County with the Reach Out and Read program.

Roosevelt General Hospital’s Dr. Erika Garcia is excited to promote literacy to her patients and other Roosevelt County children served at RGH with the Reach Out and Read program.

Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together, according to organization’s mission statement.

The program will provide free new books in English and Spanish to area children during wellness checkups. Click here to read more...