By Barry Massey/Associated Press
April 25, 2013
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named medical care, insurance and business officials to the governing board of New Mexico's state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months.
The exchange is to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage.
Martinez on Thursday announced six appointees to the exchange's board of directors. They join six members named by legislators.
ALBUQUERQUE – John Iacuone, M.D., MBA, has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Plan.
State Police now have a new device to help save lives. More than 72 defibrillators were given to officers today. State police say in the near future an additional 80 Units will have the heart saving devices. Earlier this month Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation donated $15,000 to the New Mexico State Police to purchase automated defibrillators. They say heart attack victims living in rural areas have a decreased mortality rate with the devices.
By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer
Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Daniel J. Freese, DO., to its family. Dr. Freese is board-certified in gastroenterology. He is looking forward to helping expand Lovelace Regional Hospital’s GI services to the Roswell community.
By Deborah Ziff / Journal Staff Writer
Nursing mothers now have a place to donate excess breast milk in Albuquerque for needy babies.
Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center has opened a milk depot, the first and only one in New Mexico, where women can drop off their milk once they’ve passed a screening process.
The milk is sent in dry ice to Mothers’ Milk Bank in Denver where it is stored, pasteurized, processed and dispensed.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Ginny McElyea has been at it for 25 years, and at age 90 she’s not about to stop volunteering her time at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.
“I love to be active and it gives me a good feeling. I started [volunteering] after I retired because I wanted to do something,” McElyea said.
McElyea was one of 67 volunteers honored Friday by Lovelace Health System with a luncheon at Sandia Resort and Casino.
Whether you go as a patient, or just to visit one, hospitals can be one of the last places anyone wants to find themselves. But if you end up there you're likely to encounter a volunteer. Lovelace Health System honored those Friday who just want to lend a hand.
90-year-old Ginny McElyea was singled out for all her years of service. Every Thursday for more than two decades she has been a volunteer, and says she has no plans of quitting anytime soon.
"As long as I'm able and as long as I can get to the hospital I'll be there. I love it. And it keeps me busy.