Southwest Medical Associates (SWMA) has hired three new staff members. They are: Susan Simon, R.N., CNM, certified nurse midwife. Simon has 30 years’ experience in nursing and 14 years’ experience in nurse midwifery. She previously ran a gynecology and homebirth consulting business; worked for the New Mexico Department of Health; as a nurse for Albuquerque Public Schools; and as a at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital has one of the lowest rates in the state for cesarean sections. The national average for c-section births is at 33 percent. Right now Lovelace Women’s Hospital has a rate of 18 percent. They say they achieved that by following current national guidelines. The hospital delivered more than 3,200 babies last year.
Duc Vuong, M.D. has joined Lovelace Health System as director of the bariatrics department. Vuong has a medical degree from Texas A&M; he also completed extensive postgraduate and professional training in bariatric procedures and minimally invasive surgery and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in single-incision approaches to surgery.
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Medicare readmission rates for Lovelace Health System hospitals are far below the national rates that trigger Medicare officials to penalize hospitals for excessive readmissions, officials said this week. Lovelace is using medication management to help limit readmissions.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Lovelace Urgent Care and Lovelace Health Care Center are offering back-to-school physicals for just $15. No appointments are necessary. At Lovelace Urgent Care school physicals are available Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Lovelace Health Care Center school physicals are available on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lovelace Urgent Care is located at 2335 N. Main Street and Lovelace Health Care Center is located at 1112 N. Main Street in Roswell. For more information, please call 575-622-4665.
The first day of school is finally here and you're probably wondering what to pack for lunch.
A clinical dietician with Lovelace Westside Hospital told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that well-balanced meals really help kids focus in the classroom. Erin Baudino-Burgarello said string cheese, yogurt and fruit are great snacks for your kids. But remember—the most important meal is what they have before school.
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient clinic in Jemez Pueblo has earned the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF) certification. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has recognized the clinic for its commitment to quality, to continually improving services and to serving the community.
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico accredited by CARF in six programs:
• Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
• Spinal Cord System of Care
• Stroke Specialty Program
The first day of school is quickly approaching for a lot of New Mexico students. It's also the time where parents are preparing their kids with the proper school supplies, but it's also a good time to remind parents that the kids need to have their proper immunization shots before returning to school.
Doctors say there are shots for whooping cough, measles and tetanus. Most of these are boosters for ones that kids received as infants.
Local health experts want to remind parents about immunization shots as they get their kids ready to head back to school.
Dr. Rebecca Webb with Lovelace Westside Hospital said kids should get their shots as they enter kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. But if your kids are in other grades, make sure you have proof that they got the immunization shots.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 wanted to know why these shots were so important. Dr. Webb told KOB the shots protect kids from infectious diseases.
By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Writer
At the same time payers are using incentives to encourage better medical care, employers and insurance companies are trying to use other incentives to get people to reduce demand for services by taking better care of themselves.
It's easier said than done, according to John Iacuone, Lovelace Health Plan chief medical officer.