They say laughter is the best medicine, and music soothes the soul. One Albuquerque man is doing just that for patients at Lovelace Medical Center--with a joke and a song.
He's known around Lovelace Medical Center as Elvis. The sideburns might give him away, but it's the guitar that gives him his name. "Whenever I swipe out on my card is when I pick up my guitar," said Charlie Miller.
Miller has worked for Lovelace for almost five decades. He clocks in to work, then out to sing. "I think music heals," Miller said. "I like lifting their spirits."
Marlene Baca, Chief Programs Officer for Lovelace Health Plan, was the featured guest on the Bob Clark radio show. Marlene discussed health care reform, health care exchanges and answered viewer calls.
ELDIE CRUZ, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a board-certified general surgeon. Cruz previously worked as the chief of surgery at Mason General Hospital in Shelton, Wash. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from New Mexico Highlands University; a medical degree from UNM; and completed a residency in general surgery, also at UNM.
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Lovelace Health Plan is hosting a summer health fair called Be Healthy Be Lovelace. Lovelace is inviting the whole family to celebrate living a healthy lifestyle. It will feature health screenings, vendors, fun jumps, raffle prizes and much more. The event kicks off this morning at 9 and will run until 1pm. It will be held at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.
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Dr. Mario J. Leyba
Truven Health Analytics named Lovelace Health System among the top 20 percent of health systems in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.