Top Physician Practice Adds to Lovelace’s Quality Reputation
By Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer Fri, Oct 19, 2012
Lovelace Health System has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, a 33-year-old physician-owned, multi-specialty medical practice. The parties declined to disclose terms.
By Jessica Zigmond
October 19, 2012
Albuquerque-based Lovelace Health System has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, a physician practice that will retain its name, leadership and all 150 employees in the deal. No financial terms were disclosed, said a spokeswoman for Lovelace.
Effective immediately, the transaction starts a new physician model for Lovelace that will rely on a mix of employed, strategically aligned and community physicians.
Lovelace Senior Health Plan member Reymundo Horacitas said he did not particularly like having to change his primary care physician when that doctor left Lovelace’s network of providers last month.
But Horacitas said it wasn’t as difficult as he had expected, and now he wants to publically show support for what he calls his “Lovelace family.”
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission said Wednesday it has chosen a Lovelace Health Plan policy as the benchmark for health insurance policies to be sold on the state’s health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
The decision means all other insurers who want to sell policies on the exchange when it begins operating in 2014 must meet or exceed what Lovelace offers in its plan, the PRC said in a news release.
Sherry Aragon, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Lovelace Women's Hospital, was interviewed live at Balloon Fiesta to talk about the importance of mammograms and services at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.
The Lovelace emergency room medical staff at Balloon Fiesta Park is always on their toes and it's not just balloon crashes, like the rough landing last month that keeps them busy.
You might be surprised at some of the reasons most patients pay them a visit.
People come bundled up from head to toe, wearing sweaters, some even wrapped in blankets, prepared for anything at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Dr. Lance Wilson, ER physician at Lovelace Medical Center, was interviewed live on KOB-TV at the Balloon Fiesta to talk about the Lovelace First Aid Clinic. Lovelace Health System operates the Lovelace First Aid Clinic that is onsite at Balloon Fiesta Park.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital sponsored the Fifth Annual Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Albuquerque on Oct. 4. The event featured spa vendors, health screenings, raffles and a Dillard’s fashion show. KOB-TV anchor Heather Mills participated in the event.
You can view the piece that ran on KOB-TV here.
Also, Univision reporter Angelica Loya participated in the fashion show. You can watch the piece that ran on Univision here.
Listen to Sheri Milone on Community Talk with Phil Mahoney discussing Girls’ Night Out and new services and technology at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.
The program aired on 94 ROCK, 100.3 The Peak, 1041 The Edge, Channel 95.1, Classic Country 104.7, Progressive Talk 1350 and Big I 1079.