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.
State Police officers Robert Carrejo, left, and Sean Healy demonstrate how to use automated external defibrillators during a news conference at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico on Tuesday. A $15,000 donation from the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation and Lovelace Medical Center will help State Police purchase defibrillators.
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New Mexico State Police Chief Robert Shilling and members of the New Mexico State Police held a press conference on April 9 at Heart Hospital of New Mexico to thank Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation for donating $15,000 to purchase batteries and pads for 50 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Through this donation the state police matched these funds and were able to redeploy 100 AEDs in police vehicles throughout New Mexico. KOB-TV, KOAT-TV, KASA and KLUZ covered the event.
Lovelace Medical Center’s Cancer Care program is the first in the country to have a new technology added to its TomoHD linear accelerator that further minimizes radiation doses to healthy tissue.
The technology called Dynamic Jaws is the most advanced technology on the market today to spare healthy tissue for patients undergoing radiation treatment. The patient will experience fewer side effects and decreased treatment times.
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—A donation from the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation and Lovelace Medical Center will help state police purchase defibrillators.
The $15,000 donation was announced Friday. Police will be presented with a check from the two organizations during a ceremony in Albuquerque on Tuesday.
About the size of a laptop, the devices deliver an electrical current through the chest to the heart to correct a critically irregular heartbeat.