ABRAHAM LICHTMACHER, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health System (LHS) as chief of women’s services. Lichtmacher has been in clinical practice for 30 years and most recently worked as the chief of obstetrics and gynecology for the Rochester General Health System in New York. He has a medical degree from New York Medical College; received postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Lichtmacher is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Now kids can feel comfortable if they have to go to the emergency room at Lovelace Westside Hospital.
The hospital recently finished a $250,000 renovation project that turned four of its emergency department exam rooms into kid-friendly areas that feature flat-screen TVs and penguin-themed murals designed to make patients under 17 feel more comfortable when they visit the 90-bed hospital.
The renovated rooms are themed just like the 2,200-square-foot inpatient pediatric unit the hospital opened in May 2011.
Written by Bob Herman
Starting April 1, Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque, N.M., will be in-network for all Tricare beneficiaries.
Tricare is the health plan for all military personnel and their families. Lovelace CFO Stephen Forney said there are more than 60,000 Tricare beneficiaries in New Mexico.
Beginning April 1, Lovelace Health System’s hospitals will provide health care services to members of the TRICARE insurance plan for military service members and their families, Lovelace said Thursday.
There are more than 60,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in New Mexico, and Lovelace is hoping a significant number will chose their facilities for treatment, said Lovelace Vice President and CFO Stephen Forney.
By Journal Staff
Lovelace Westside Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics based on its overall organizational performance.
The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study released in late February evaluates performance in 10 areas, including mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, adherence to clinical standards of care, profitability and patient satisfaction.
Lovelace Westside Hospital opened its renovated emergency department on March 1, which includes a kid-friendly area with four private exam rooms dedicated to children and their families. View the pieces that ran on KOB-TV and KOAT-TV.
Congratulations to Dawn Tschabrun for recently being named a Women of Influence Honoree by Albuquerque Business First.
An interview with Dawn is attached that appeared in a special supplement to the newspaper.
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By Aurelio Sanchez / Journal Staff Writer
There were old friends and new friends, couch potatoes and fit people, a few people with dogs, older people and not many young men and women, and they were all wearing cool, little pedometers.
“I think it’s neat there are so many different people here, and the thing we all have in common is that we want to get in shape, we all want to be healthy,” Carol Williams of Albuquerque said.
Written by Anuja Vaidya
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Lovelace Health System announced that it has offered to enter into a bed-sharing agreement with the University of New Mexico Hospital, also in Albuquerque, as an alternative to UNMH building a new $146 million hospital.
Ron Stern, CEO of Lovelace, made the offer in a Feb. 22 letter to Steve McKernan, CEO of the University of New Mexico Health Science System.