Typically the flu season spikes in the winter months of January and February. Yet, that does not mean it is a good idea to put off getting your flu shot until then. An estimated 180 million doses of the flu vaccine have been produced this year, protecting against three of the four strains of the flu the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts will be the most prevalent. That may sound like a lot flu shots and nasal sprays, but supplies may run low towards the end of the flu season.
Reyes Gallegos can recall the exact day she began her career – August 26, 1969 - at what is today known as Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital. “I worked in dietary making salads,” she says.
Johnny Pethoud and his wife Pam Pethoud are grateful they were able to recently celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center with sparkling grape juice. Just a few days before, while beginning their celebration at Angel Fire, Johnny started to feel tightness in his chest and have shortness of breath.
Enjoy health and wellness, spa, and jewelry vendors, mini manicures and massages, a Dillard’s fashion show, raffle and more! This year’s Girls’ Night Out will feature various “pampered in pink” activities to highlight breast cancer education and support.
Pink clothing and accessories featured in the Dillard’s fashion show.
Breast health education and breast cancer support organizations.
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.