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NextCare Looks to Add More Clinics

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

NextCare Holdings will open up to four more urgent care clinics in the Albuquerque area, and that could lead to at least 100 jobs for the area.

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Lovelace Women's Hospital Best Place to Work by Modern Healthcare

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque has been named the third-best health care place to work in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine.

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Lovelace Provider Expansion Continues With New Women’s Health Center

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

Lovelace Health System on Wednesday opened its new, 11,000-square-foot Women’s Group Health Center in Albuquerque’s Northeast Heights.

The center at the Medical Pavilion at Lovelace Women’s Hospital will begin taking patients Thursday and will employ 16 health care providers.

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Derrick Jones Top CEO Honoree

Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Last week, Alb. Business First recognized Top CEO Honorees at a luncheon. Congratulations to Derrick Jones for being a nominee in the Health Care category.

View his video interview here:

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Programs Help Families Navigate Most Devastating Thing

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

Leaving the hospital with empty arms after losing a baby is devastating.

Local care providers have established programs with links to resources to help families through their tsunamis of grief.

Jen Barrows, a labor and delivery nurse, runs a grief support program at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

“As a mother, I feel losing a baby is the most devastating thing that can happen. It’s grief for the baby who’s lost and especially grief for what this baby will never become,” Barrows says.

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Insurance Changes Ahead, Even for Happily Insured

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer

Before, during and after the birth of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama repeated one talking point over and over: If you are happy with your current insurance, nothing will change.

Robert Hare was happy with his insurance. So were Gregory Rothrock and his family. Yet, their insurance must change, and it will cost them more money. The individual insurance plans Hare and Rothrock bought from Presbyterian Healthcare Services will become illegal under the act, also known as Obamacare, starting Jan. 1.

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Chicken Pox Vaccine, Interview with Dr. Thomas Gross

 
Source: 
KRQE

It's not as common as it used to be, but still, nobody wants the chicken pox.

So what's the best way to protect your kids?

A new study says a double dose of chicken pox vaccine is your best bet.

Pediatricians have been giving two doses of the vaccine since 2006, but this is the first time a study shows just how much more effective a double dose is than a single dose.

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Rachelle Spencer/Jennifer Wichman Announcement

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

RACHELLE SPENCER has joined the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center as Administrator. Spencer has 20 years’ experience in hospital operations including 17 years’ experience in hospital executive level positions. She previously worked as the CEO of Kindred Hospital in Phoenix; as an associate administrator at the Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson; and as the assistant chief executive officer at Payson Regional Medical Center in Payson, Ariz.

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Balloon Fiesta Interview - Lovelace First Aid Clinic

Source: 
KOB-TV

Cathy Fitzgerald, ER Nurse at Lovelace, did a live interview with KOB-TV this weekend at Balloon Fiesta Park to talk about the Lovelace First Aid Clinic.  Lovelace has operated this Clinic at Balloon Fiesta for the past 20 years and Lovelace Health System is the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Lovelace on Rebound With New Group

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First Print Edition

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

In 2007, Lovelace Health System spun off its physicians group into ABQ Health Partners in what was described as a messy divorce.

In November 2012, the split became final when the two firms failed to renew a contract for ABQ Health Partners to care for Lovelace Health Plan patients.

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