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Occupational Therapy Month: Meet the Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital outpatient staff

Did you know that April is Occupational Therapy Month? Occupational therapy is also celebrating its centennial year as well! For these two great reasons, our Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital outpatient staff would like to share why they became occupational therapists and what they love most about their job! Let’s meet each of them:

Lovelace Medical Center employs new providers at the Lovelace Cancer Center

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ALBUQUERQUE – April 4, 2017 – Lovelace Medical Center has entered into an employment agreement with Hematology Oncology Associates of New Mexico to employ all providers and staff as part of the Lovelace Cancer Center.
 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center achieves first implantation of Ovation Alto™ Abdominal Stent Graft System

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ALBUQUERQUE – April 3, 2017 – Steven Henao, M.D., chief vascular surgeon of New Mexico Heart Institute performed the first implant of the Ovation Alto™ Abdominal Stent Graft system in a patient on Thursday, March 30 at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center.
 
The Ovation Alto is manufactured by Endologix Corporation and is designed to treat abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).
 

Dr. Douglas Barrett on Good Day New Mexico for Lovelace Neurosciences Center

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Douglas Barrett, M.D., senior neurologist at Lovelace Neurosciences Center, appeared on Good Day New Mexico March 22 to discuss the new Lovelace Neurosciences Center at 500 Walter St. NE.

You can view the clip here.

 

Lovelace opens neurosciences center

Albuquerque Journal

Lovelace Medical Group opened the new Lovelace Neurosciences Center at 500 Walter St. NE, Suite 401 on March 20. Steven Sinovic at the Albuquerque Journal interviewed John Cruickshank, D.O., CEO of Lovelace Medical Group, regarding the new clinic and what it means for patients to have neurosurgeons, neurologists and other providers in close proximity. 

Project You: Making Space for Mom

Have you ever felt like the world is waiting for results at all hours of the day and every day of the week? Well, I have. The fast-paced world that we live in can sometimes take over our time and attention. It is so easy, as a mother or parent, to get tangled up in the web of demands. The old adage “if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” is actually true. If we forget to take time for ourselves, we won’t be able to perform at the peak of our abilities when our kids need us most. If you feel like the world is weighing on your shoulders:

Wellness Workshop for Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors

Join the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center for a fun and interactive health and vendor fair promoting health, wellness and integrative therapies for breast cancer patients and survivors. 
 

Las Estancias attracts medical clinics

Albuquerque Journal

In January, 2017, Lovelace Medical Group opened a new clinic in the Las Estancias development of Albuquerque's South Valley. The new location is becoming a hub of economic development in the area, as reported by The Albuquerque Journal's Steve Sinovic. 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center implants new WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure

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ALBUQUERQUE – March 8, 2017 – Physicians at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center recently implanted the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) device in a New Mexico patient.
 
The device offers patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) an alternative to long-term Warfarin blood-thinning medication.
 

Lovelace leadership series – time is at the heart of the work

Maria Atencio, RN, is working against the clock. When she joined Lovelace in 1999 in the emergency department at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, she understood the urgency to assess and prepare heart attack patients for intervention as quickly as possible. Every minute mattered. As emergency department charge nurse, Maria coordinated the care for a larger number of heart patients, always mindful and aware of time. In the heart catheterization lab, she worked side-by-side with physicians witnessing the moments lives were saved. It was always a race against time.