34 is young. 32 even younger. Two women in the middle of raising young families felt the sudden abandonment of their health during what should have been one of their strongest and most energetic decades of their lives. Neither Susan Pompeo nor Andrea Contreras knew their seemingly parallel yet independent lives would take the course 1 in 8 women in the United States find themselves on every year. Entry is abrupt and the journey unknown when standing before the words, “It’s breast cancer.”
Congratulations to Lovelace Women’s Hospital for being selected as a finalist in the Large Company Category for New Mexico Business Weekly’s Best Places to Work. Scores are determined by the results of employee surveys. New Mexico Business Weekly will recognize the finalists and the reveal the top scorers in each category at the Best Places to Work luncheon in December.
New Mexico Superintendent, John Franchini requested both Lovelace Health Plan and ABQ Health Partners meet today to discuss the termination of their contract by ABQ Health Partners. With Lovelace Health plan members now faced with the decision to find a new provider or new insurance by the November 8 deadline, Franchini asked for both sides to discuss transition of care for members. Here is a portion of the statement Franchini released.
Lovelace Health System President and CEO, Ron Stern, addressed Lovelace Health Plan members regarding the recent termination of the health plan contract by ABQ Health Partners.
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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Santa Ana Star Casino is teaming up with Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Assured Imaging for the second consecutive year to offer mammograms at little or no cost to participants. As breast cancer is the second leading cancer among U.S. women according to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer screenings will be conducted onboard Lovelace Women’s Hospital’s mobile mammography unit on Friday, Nov. 2, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Lovelace Health System is proud to announce Lovelace Women’s Hospital (#13), Lovelace Westside Hospital (#41) and Lovelace Health Plan (#82) are listed in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work 2012. As we continue to celebrate our 90th anniversary of providing exceptional care, this recognition is a reflection our employees and their dedication to our patients and members.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only Albuquerque hospital to be recognized by the
Joint Commission as a Top Performer on key quality measures for pneumonia and surgical
care in 2011. The hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on these quality measures.
The report just released by the Joint Commission lists 620 hospitals as Top Performers, which is
the top 18 percent of hospitals across the country.
“Lovelace Women’s Hospital attains excellence for our patient outcomes by consistently using
Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to offer mastectomy patients the full spectrum of breast reconstruction surgery. Lovelace Women’s Hospital has just added DIEP flap reconstruction to the array of procedures available to breast cancer patients in New Mexico. Now New Mexican women have more options for their reconstructive surgery after mastectomy.
This upcoming weekend will be the first dip into Fall temperatures across New Mexico, causing many to reach into the back of their closets for that light jacket or coat they have not seen in several months. With highs in the 90 degree range only a few short weeks ago, our bodies are sensitive to not only a change in temperature, but also humidity and pressure. Take this opportunity to prepare your immune system for the colder Fall and Winter months and illness that typically accompanies.