Blogs

Lovelace leader shares career pivot that led to nursing career

At the heart of nursing is a genuine desire to help people. That desire originally led Lovelace Medical Center Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, Bobby Bluford, RN, into ministry work. “I wanted to reach out to people and help them,” he adds. “I wanted to make a difference and have an impact on people’s lives.” More than twenty years ago, Bobby entered the health care industry, first in finance and then in operations where he ultimately led as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) for a hospital in Houston, Texas.

Flu season: Who is at risk

On October 25, 2017, the New Mexico Department of Health officially announced the start of influenza (flu) season in our state. Enhanced flu precautions begin when there are high numbers influenza cases in our community, or when illness from the flu is severe. These precautions are to support the health and wellness of our patients, their families and our communities.

Understanding genetic risk

All nuts are seeds, but not all seeds are nuts. That’s how it feels when trying to explain the differences between genetic, inherited and genetically predisposed. It gets really confusing, really quickly. Let’s reference this basic chart to help our understanding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Defined Fitness partner to host Hernia Seminar & Screening

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ALBUQUERQUE, NM –November 14, 2017 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital will be partnering with Defined Fitness this Saturday, November 18 to host a no cost seminar and hernia screening. 

The seminar will be hosted by Dr. Mario Leyba, a board-certified general surgeon with Lovelace Medical Group. Dr. Leyba performs and specializes in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgery utilizing the daVinci robotic system. 

It’s all relative: Why is learning your family’s health history important?

Your family health history is a record of health conditions and treatments that you, your partner and each of your families have experienced. This information can help you find out if there are common medical issues in your families that may affect you or your children. Knowing your health histories before your baby is born can help your health care provider decide on care and treatments you may need during pregnancy that can improve the health of your baby. For some families, genetic counseling may be a part of their care during pregnancy.

FREE Roswell Event: Breakfast with Santa

Celebrate the season and join us for a pancake breakfast! Bring your family and take pictures with Santa. Free to attend and open to the public!

Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Lovelace Regional Hospital | 117 E. 19th St., Roswell, NM 88201

Call 1.877.419.3030 to RSVP or fill out the form below!

In Honor of our Veterans

Thank you Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on November 11, we would like to recognize Lovelace employees who have served our country in the armed forces.

Lovelace Medical Center

Shalena Bailey, U.S. Navy

Amber Brackett, U.S. Air Force

Tracey L. Cashman, U.S. Air Force

Greg Clark, U.S. Marines

John Cunningham, U.S. Marines

Darren Cde Baca, U.S. Navy

Doug DeButy, U.S. Air Force

Mary Frances Delira, U.S. Army Reserve

Christine Dunn, U.S. Army

Raphael Fields, U.S. Army

FREE Hernia Seminar & Screening

Are you experiencing nausea or pain in your abdomen or pelvis? You may have a hernia. 
 
Hernias are often caused by lifting heavy weights, bending or straining. Join Dr. Mario Leyba to more about the causes, signs and symptoms of hernias, plus how they can be treated using minimally invasive surgical methods. Private consultations with Dr. Leyba will be available after the seminar.
 

Mammos & Mimosas

Get your pink on and join us for a morning of mammos, mimosas and mini manicures from TONI&GUY!
 
Early detection is the best prevention against breast cancer. Every woman over the age of 40 should have an annual screening mammogram. Grab your girlfriends and get screened today! 
 
DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017
TIME: 8 a.m. - noon
LOCATION: Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center | 4701 Montgomery Blvd. NE
 

Lovelace Leadership Series with Lovelace Medical Center's Jarren Garrett

In the words of a man who embraced change, engaged the people around him and elicited self-discipline to emerge as one of America’s most influential historical figures and a founding father, “Well done is better than well said.” What Benjamin Franklin intended of that statement Lovelace Medical Center Chief Operating Officer Jarren Garrett seeks to achieve in the mission of caring for others every day. “We want to be forward learning so that we can be better today than we were yesterday,” Jarren explains of a hospital culture built on transparency, trust and communication.

News and Events

Lovelace leader shares career pivot that led to nursing career

At the heart of nursing is a genuine desire to help people.

Flu season: Who is at risk

On October 25, 2017, the New Mexico Department of Health officially announced the start of influe

Understanding genetic risk

All nuts are seeds, but not all seeds are nuts.