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Flu cases on rise in New Mexico

 
Source: 
KRQE

The numbers continue to climb across the country and in New Mexico for the outbreak of the influenza virus.

According to the latest activity map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the course of one week the spread of cases in New Mexico went from a level of regional to widespread.  That's also the same situation for a strong majority of the country.

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Governor Commits to Medicaid Expansion

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Reporter

The state of New Mexico will accept what could be as much as $6.2 billion from the federal government between 2014 and 2020 to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 170,000 adults, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.

“Access to health insurance has the potential to improve the well being of our families so our kids can learn better in school and so mom and dad can be better parents and more productive employees,” she said.

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How I Keep HR Humane

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

Featuring an interview with Patricia Harris, HRD, Lovelace Health Plan:

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Maiya Abigail and Emma Louise arrive Tuesday

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

Two area couples will have another reason to celebrate Jan. 1 — it’s the day they became parents.
Maiya Abigail, the first baby of the new year in Roswell, was born 4:47 a.m., Tuesday, at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell to Lori Shirley and Dale Brunson. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

Shirley said Maiya was supposed to be due Jan. 17, but she had been hoping to have her for New Year’s.

“I just feel blessed to finally have her,” she said.

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New CEO Named At Lovelace Westside Hospital

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal, Westside Edition

By Rosalie Rayburn/Journal Staff Writer

Lovelace Westside Hospital’s new CEO is relishing the challenges of competing with new hospitals in Rio Rancho.

Farron Sneed joined the 80-bed West Side hospital at Golf Course and McMahon late last month, replacing   Troy Greer, who was made CEO of the Lovelace Medical Center in Downtown Albuquerque in July. Greer had held the position since 2007.

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First ABQ Baby Born in 2013

Source: 
KRQE

Lovelace Women’s Hospital New Year’s baby was born at 3:50 a.m. to Adrianna Saavedra and Erasto Gutierrez.  Baby Leeanna Maya Gutierrez weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and is 19 inches in length. Baby Leeanna was one of the first New Year’s babies born in Albuquerque.

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Janet Hardt New Director of Women's Services

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell has named Janet Hardt, CNM, MSN, as its new director of Women’s Services. Hardt started in her new position on Nov. 26. Hardt has a diverse and distinguished career in nursing that spans 25 years. Most recently, she served as a certified nurse-midwife for Rio Pecos Medical Associates in Roswell. Prior to that she worked at Women’s Health Center in Artesia and Artesia General Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico and holds a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas.

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ABQ Journal Briefcase, Farron Sneed and Chad Pew

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System has hired two new executive level staff members. They are Farron Sneed, CEO for Lovelace Westside Hospital. Sneed has 20 years of experience in health care administration and previously worked as the chief operating officer/facility compliance officer for Bluefield Regional Medical center in Bluefield, West Virginia. Prior to that, Sneed served as the Assistant Chief Executive Officer at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. He has also served as an administrator at McKinney Surgery Center in McKinney, Texas.

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Lovelace to manage LL hospital

 
Source: 
Valencia County News

By Julia M. Dendinger

The long awaited formal announcement finally came at Thursday’s Los Lunas Village Council meeting.

Lovelace Health System is the provider partner for the proposed Los Lunas hospital, being built by Oklahoma-based Miller Architects.

In a phone interview Friday morning, Lovelace President and CEO Ron Stern said he was personally excited about partnering with Miller for the project.

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Lovelace Would Run New Valencia Hospital

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

An Oklahoma City developer has chosen Lovelace Health System to run a new $55 million hospital to be built west of the Interstate 25 exit to Main Street in Los Lunas.

The 110,000-square-foot hospital will be designed and developed by Miller Development + Architecture using private funds and is expected to open in 2015, said the firm’s CEO, Darin Miller, in a telephone interview Friday.

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