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Interview with Dr. Rebecca Webb, Lovelace Westside Hospital, on Childhood Obesity Story

 
Source: 
KOB-TV

Fewer New Mexico children are obese.  A new report from Voices for Healthy Kids shows a drop in the number of children who are considered obese. Between 2010 and 2012 the obesity rate of third graders fell from 22.6 percent to 21.4 percent. That is equal to a 5.3 percent decline. Doctors we spoke with say there’s more parents can do to help keep their kids on the right track. Dr. Rebecca Webb/Lovelace Westside Hospital, “Kids model their parent’s behaviors, kids want to be their parents.

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Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s Jemez Pueblo clinic receives accreditation

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient clinic on Jemez Pueblo has been certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

The commission is an independent nonprofit organization that accredits health and human services facilities and programs in several areas, including vision and medical rehabilitation.

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Lovelace Welcomes Cigna Members

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

We are pleased to announce that starting July 1, Cigna members can now access services at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is committed to offering Roswell and Chaves County residents the highest quality patient care. The hospital offers a full range of medical and surgical services. Our imaging department also features same-day and next-day appointments for many services, including MRI, X-ray, and ultrasound.

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Lovelace Westside Hospital Ranked Among Top 100 Hospital

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Westside Hospital has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics.

Truven, which has been rating the top 100 hospitals since 1993, rated hospitals on 10 issues, including mortality, patient safety, average patient stay and readmission rates for heart failure and pneumonia, the firm said in a news release.

Lovelace Westside was named one of the top 20 small community hospitals. It was the only New Mexico hospital on Truven’s list.

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Lovelace Westside Hospital recognized for quality care, community service

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal Westside

By Journal Staff

Lovelace Westside Hospital at Golf Course and McMahon was listed as on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2013 list of “100 Great Community Hospitals” which recognizes hospitals based on quality of care and service to the community. Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters),  Healthgrades and The Joint Commission.

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Dawn Tschabrun Named New CEO at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell

 
Source: 
Lovelace Health System

Dawn Tschabrun has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell. Dawn has been the Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operations Officer at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell since 2012 having previously served as the Chief Nursing Officer at the facility since 2009. Dawn has 25 years of nursing experience with 12 years of progressive managerial experience.

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Chris Gerding, Dr. Kephart and Dr. Tucker Announcements

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Chris Gerding has been promoted by Southwest Medical Associates (SWMA) to executive director. Gerding previously was SWMA’s assistant director since 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from Oklahoma City University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Gerding has also been a member of the Medical Group Management Association since 2001.

SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES (SWMA) has hired two new physicians.

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Tschabrun Named CEO at Lovelace Regional

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

After 25 years of nursing experience and 12 years of progressive managerial experience, Dawn Tschabrun has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell.

Tschabrun has worked to improve the ICU and birthing center and has expanded beds in the emergency department. Her efforts have helped increase customer satisfaction.

Tschabrun is also an avid outdoors lover and serves on the board of Friends of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, helping to promote memberships and is very involved with the Dragonfly Festival.

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Procedure helps asthma patients

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Lee Trimmer had struggled with the effects of asthma for pretty much her entire life. It began worsening about 10 years ago, “and exponentially so”  the last few, she says.

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Lovelace puts new cancer-fighting technology to use

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque was the first U.S. hospital to flip a switch and activate a new cancer-fighting technology that the hospital says can zap cancerous tumors in half the time as previous technology did, according to hospital officials.

Lovelace activated the technology, called Dynamic Jaws, about six weeks ago. It’s part of the hospital’s treatment equipment that uses imaging and radiation to treat cancer patients, said Dr. Paul Anthony, medical director of Lovelace’s Cancer Care Program.

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