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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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Reform and the Revenue Cycle

 
Source: 
HealthLeaders

By Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is designed, in part, to provide more patients with health insurance through expanded Medicaid eligibility and the introduction of government-run health insurance exchanges that will allow low-income individuals to purchase medical coverage at a subsidized rate.

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Lovelace Westside Hospital Makes Top 100 Hospital List

 
Source: 
Prime Time

Congratulations to Lovelace Westside Hospital for being the only hospital in New Mexico to make the Truven Health Analytics top 100 hospital list based on their overall organizational performance.  

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia.

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Lovelace Launches New Website

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KOB-TV

Lovelace Health System has launched a new website at healthcareinformednm.com to get everyone up to speed about health care reform. Lovelace says it’s designed to keep people aware of the changes that are occurring in health care form and how they affect you. 

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Lovelace Joins Efforts to Explain Insurance Changes

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First


By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

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Lovelace Sets up Health Care Reform Help

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System said Thursday it has launched a new website and educational meetings to inform the public about health-care reform and health-care exchanges. 

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Lovelace Medical Center’s Cancer Care Program - TomoHD With Dynamic Jaws

 
Source: 
KRQE

Cancer treatments may be effective and save lives, but the side effects can sometimes be as bad as the sickness itself. But that could be changing thanks to a groundbreaking type of radiation therapy that’s being used right here in New Mexico. Reporter David Romero has the story.

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