As of Friday, August 29, 2014, the ALS Association is reporting more than $100 million has been raised in the popular Ice Bucket Challenge. Lovelace Health System President and CEO Ron Stern, along with Lovelace Health System CFO Stephen Forney, accepted the challenge in true style!
To date, donations to the ALS Association in response to the viral "Ice Bucket Challenge" have reached in excess of $88 million dollars. Several senior leaders at Lovelace recently made a donation and took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, including Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed, Lovelace Medical Center CEO Troy Greer, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Derrick Jones and Lovelace Westside/Women’s Hospital CFO Reuben Murray. We applaud them not only for taking the challenge, but also for being doused in their suits and ties!
Lovelace Cancer Care Program is partnering with Hematology Oncology Associates of New Mexico (HOA) to offer medical oncology services starting early 2015. The program will offer the latest in cancer oncology treatment for cancer patients, including medical oncology and radiation treatment.
“We are proud to partner with HOA to offer seamless cancer care to our patients,” said Troy Greer, CEO, Lovelace Medical Center. “Now patients will have a full continuum of care within the Lovelace system.”
Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Lovelace Westside Hospital were the only hospitals in New Mexico recognized by Modern Healthcare in 2014.
Darcy Cooke, PA-C, Physician Assistant at the Breast Care Center at Lovelace Women’s Hospital joins us on the blog today to talk about the genetic mutation PALB2 and breast cancer risk.
Both originally born and raised in Arizona, Marilyn Meister and her husband have spent most of their married life together living in New Mexico. They were loyal to Lovelace Medical Center, then located on Gibson SE. When the hospital moved to the former St. Joseph Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in 2007, the Meister family had already moved to Tennessee.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico offering a new micro-laparoscopy technique for gallbladder removal, hysterectomy, tubal ligation and endometriosis cell removal. This new technique is a virtually scarless laparoscopic procedure using micro instruments.
True! It is a common misconception that women over the age of 65, or those that have experienced menopause or a hysterectomy no longer need to see their gynecologist.
The largest study of its kind to date finds that patients who are treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals go home faster, stay home longer and live longer than those who are treated at a nursing home, or skilled nursing facility. “This is confirmation of the quality data and outcomes that we have been producing at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital,” shares Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital CEO Derrick Jones.
Willie Salazar, 59, was scheduled for a stress test following two weeks of chest pain. “It was a stingy pain that wouldn’t let me breathe,” he describes. That stress test never happened. May 16, 2014 Willie was home alone when the chest pain returned and did not go away. “It got stronger and stronger. I got dizzy and didn’t know where I was."