Insurance exchange board member Ben Slocum of Lovelace Health Plan, left, and New Mexico Insurance Superintendent John Franchini speak during an exchange board meeting.
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board decided not to start over.
Lovelace Westside Hospital ranked third in the Top Workplace category for midsize companies.
The hospital has been providing quality care and the latest in cutting edge medical technology to Rio Rancho and West Side residents for 25 years. With 2,550 inpatient admissions in 2012, the hospital has 80 beds. Outpatient visits totaled 41,905. The emergency room handled 20,517 visits.
A new study by the CDC found that Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder rates among children three to 17 are higher than recent years. The disorder now tops the list at number one for mental health issues of children under 18.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, about four million children have the disorder nationwide. That amounts to about 7 percent of children.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 found that trend does not carry over to New Mexico. Nevada and the Land of Enchantment have the lowest numbers of ADHD cases.
Lovelace and Atrinea Health have partnered to bring a new model for health care to Rio Rancho.
That’s according to Dr. John Cruickshank, the chief medical officer for Lovelace Health System. The model is called patient-centered medical home.
The Rio Rancho primary care clinic is owned and operated by Atrinea, which employs all the clinic’s health care providers — including four primary care doctors who coordinate patient care — and is exclusively for Lovelace Health Plan members.
Derrick Jones leads the Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, which works with patients recovering from debilitating injuries or illnesses. The hospital works to get people doing day-to-day tasks again, from using an ATM to shopping for groceries.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Derrick Jones and his crew at the Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital are on a roll.
Damon Scott, Reporter
Shana Sanchez is a vibrant 34-years old woman and is dealing with her second bout of breast cancer.
Three years ago, Sanchez discovered a lump in her breast and immediately went to doctors who diagnosed it as cancer. She went through chemotherapy and had a lumpectomy which removed the lump and took care of the cancer.
Then in February 2013 cancer showed up again, this time in her other breast.
Angelina Jolie announced that she had a preventive double mastectomy. A Lovelace breast cancer patient and Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, a breast cancer surgeon at Lovelace Women’s Hospital, were interviewed by KOB-TV to give perspective to the story.
JOHN IACUONE, M.D., has been promoted by the Lovelace Health Plan (LHP) to chief medical officer. Iacuone joined LHP in January of 2011 as senior medical director and most recently served as LHP’s associate chief medical officer. He also previously worked as the executive director and chief medical officer for five years at
The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida; and practiced both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology for over 25 years in Lubbock, Texas.
By Amy Vogelsang/Record Staff Writer
In order to better provide Roswell citizens with local healthcare services, Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell opened Lovelace Health Care Center, a new primary care clinic at 1112 N. Main St. on Thursday.
Staffed by Glenn Vogelsang, M.D., Ph.D., and Cynthia Sam-Vogelsang, a certified nurse practitioner, Lovelace Health Care Center will include preventive care, health education, long term care, chronic illness management and wellness screenings. Same-day appointments will also be available.