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.
To celebrate Lovelace Medical Center’s new look and leadership, the hospital held a rededication ceremony for business and community leaders. You can view the article that ran in the Albuquerque Journal here.
KOB-TV did a feature story on Andrea Garcia who helped paint bright murals and penguins in the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital. View the piece here.
Lovelace Health System on Monday rededicated its flagship hospital, the 10-story, 120,000-square-foot Lovelace Medical Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NE. The system has invested almost $120 million on improving the 263-bed hospital, including a recently completed six-month project to clean and recaulk the building, re-seal its windows and cover it with a new brown stucco-like finish. The hospital was built in 1967 and was acquired by Ardent Health Services in 2003 as part of its deal to purchase the old St. Joseph Healthcare System from Catholic Health Initiatives.
Flu season is here and it’s time to think about getting that flu shot. Stuart Dyson visited Lovelace where they’re talking vaccine.
Stuart: There’s plenty of flu vaccine ready to go all over New Mexico, 85 million distributed nationwide already. The question is who needs a flu shot? The answer is you do.