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Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work

 
Source: 
Nurse Zone

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are a few hospitals that seem to have discovered the right formula for creating a great place to work.

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Whooping Cough Outbreak Grow Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

 
Source: 
KOB-TV

It's a sound that many thought was long gone, but it's a sound that has been creeping back up in the United States.

Colorado has reported more than 1,000 cases of it this year alone.

It's the sound of whooping cough.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Thomas from Lovelace Health Center, whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bortetella pertussis.

"It's a highly contagious disease that's spread from person to person through respiratory droplets, like sneezing and coughing," Thomas said.

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Lovelace Sells its Insurance Operation to BCBS

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System has agreed to sell its insurance operation – with 108,000 members – to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close, assuming regulators approve, no sooner than year’s end.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

 Plan members will have continued access to Lovelace providers, hospitals and services

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How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

 
Source: 
Prime Time, November

By Duc Vuong, M.D., board-certified surgeon and director of Lovelace Bariatrics Department

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Heart Healthy Cooking with Lovelace Women's Hospital's Michael Nuttall

Source: 
Good Day New Mexico

Michael Nuttall from Lovelace Women's Hospital talks about heart healthy cooking on Good Day New Mexico.

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Discussing Weight Loss Surgery Options with Dr. Duc Vuong

Source: 
Good Day New Mexico

Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr. Duc Vuong was recently on Good Day New Mexico to talk about weight loss surgery options and who may be eligible.

 

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Flu Vaccine With Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

 
Source: 
KOAT

KOAT, 5pm

Despite some places experiencing a shortage of this year's flu vaccine, New Mexico is expected to be OK.

The New Mexico Department said there is no shortage of the flu vaccine in the state.

The Centers for Disease Control said more than 110 million doses of the vaccine have already been given out nationwide.

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas with Lovelace Health Care Center said he gives out about 20 doses of the vaccine a day.

"The companies and the government have gotten together and made plenty of flu shots, plenty of vaccines," said Thomas.

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Lovelace Women's Hospital 3rd in Work Survey

Source: 
ABQ Journal, Around NM

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has been ranked third in the country for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work for 2013. This is the fifth year in a row that the hospital has been recognized by the health care industry publication.

To see this story in print, click here.

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Health Care Plans Ending For 26K New Mexicans

 
Source: 
AP

By Barry Massey/Associated Press

Nearly 26,000 New Mexicans are having health plans terminated at the end of the year because the insurance policies fail to provide expanded benefits and other coverage mandated by a federal health care law, according to insurance industry officials.

State Insurance Superintendent John Franchini estimates most of those individual policyholders will pay an average of 35 percent more for new coverage, but will have plans with more health care benefits.

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