Farron Sneed is the new CEO at Lovelace Westside Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M.
Mr. Sneed most recently served as COO and facility compliance officer of Bluefield (W.Va.) Regional Medical Center. He has more than 20 years of healthcare administration experience.
Mr. Sneed assumed his position on Nov. 26.
Lovelace Medical Center held its 42nd Annual Tree Lighting event on Dec. 6. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, Maria Berry, Lovelace Medical Center CEO Troy Greer, Lovelace Health System President and CEO Ron Stern, and Sister Nancy Kazik, flipped the switch illuminating the tree, which has become an Albuquerque holiday icon.
Fanfare Victorian Carolers, from left, Tony Sparks, Laura Landress, Shelly Andes and Bob Finch, sing holiday songs at the Lovelace Medical Center’s 42nd annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday.
The lighted tree atop the Lovelace Medical Center is a Duke City holiday tradition.
Choosing where to deliver a baby is a major decision for every family. Every woman wants a safe and healthy delivery. Beyond that, women deserve to have options and control over their birthing experience.
By Debra Wood, RN, contributor
A commitment to delivering quality care, opportunities for professional development and a friendly environment dedicated to people represent some of the qualities nurses and leaders at hospitals near the top of Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list attribute for their high ranking.
Flu season is off to an early start across the nation with some states seeing high levels already. Stuart Dyson spent the day checking with doctors about the situation in our state.
Chief operating officer
Lovelace Medical Center
Pew is a new hire. He will serve as COO for Lovelace Medical Center.
Pew has more than 15 years of health care experience. Most recently, he was the associate administrator at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, overseeing a 470-bed health care system.
Prior to that, he worked as the director of laboratory and cardiopulmonary services for Providence Health & Services Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash.
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter
When Dr. Richard White decided to participate in a federal Medicare pilot program in Albuquerque to standardize hip and knee replacement surgeries, he was excited because he knew bringing down the cost of the surgeries would be a key step in helping reduce overall care costs.
But White, a consultant for orthopedic program development at Lovelace Health System, has found another benefit to standardizing hip and knee replacement surgeries: The procedures can be done faster, and doctors can do more of them a day.
Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Glenn Vogelsang, M.D., Ph.D., to its family of providers. Prior to joining Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Dr. Vogelsang practiced in Oklahoma, Arizona, Wisconsin, Washington, North Carolina, Iowa and North Dakota.
Lovelace Health Plan said Thursday that nearly 94 percent of its 58,000 members who were affected by the end of the firm’s contract with ABQ Health Partners have stayed with Lovelace.
Lovelace also said it has received word from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the agency will not extend the open enrollment period in New Mexico for Medicare members past the Dec. 7 deadline.