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Flu Season, Interview with Dr. Iacuone

 
Source: 
KOB-TV

Flu season is off to an early start across the nation with some states seeing high levels already. Stuart Dyson spent the day checking with doctors about the situation in our state.

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Chad Pew, New COO, Lovelace Medical Center

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

SPOTLIGHT
Chad Pew
Chief operating officer
Lovelace Medical Center

Pew is a new hire. He will serve as COO for Lovelace Medical Center.

Pew has more than 15 years of health care experience. Most recently, he was the associate administrator at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, overseeing a 470-bed health care system.

Prior to that, he worked as the director of laboratory and cardiopulmonary services for Providence Health & Services Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash.

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Lovelace Pilot Reduces Hip, Knee Surgery Costs

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

When Dr. Richard White decided to participate in a federal Medicare pilot program in Albuquerque to standardize hip and knee replacement surgeries, he was excited because he knew bringing down the cost of the surgeries would be a key step in helping reduce overall care costs.

But White, a consultant for orthopedic program development at Lovelace Health System, has found another benefit to standardizing hip and knee replacement surgeries: The procedures can be done faster, and doctors can do more of them a day.

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Vogelsang Joins Lovelace Regional Hospital Staff

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Glenn Vogelsang, M.D., Ph.D., to its family of providers. Prior to joining Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Dr. Vogelsang practiced in Oklahoma, Arizona, Wisconsin, Washington, North Carolina, Iowa and North Dakota.

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Lovelace: 94% of Members Stayed after ABQHP Split

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

Lovelace Health Plan said Thursday that nearly 94 percent of its 58,000 members who were affected by the end of the firm’s contract with ABQ Health Partners have stayed with Lovelace.

Lovelace also said it has received word from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the agency will not extend the open enrollment period in New Mexico for Medicare members past the Dec. 7 deadline.

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Farron Sneed Announcement

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

SPOTLIGHT
Farron Sneed
CEO, Lovelace
Westside Hospital

Summary: Sneed is a new hire. He will serve as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital beginning November 26. Sneed has more than 20 years of experience in health care administration.
Most recently, he worked for Community Health Systems as chief operating officer/facility compliance
officer at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W. Va. Prior to that, he was the assistant

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Whooping Cough, Interviews with Dr. John Iacuone

 
Source: 
KOB-TV, ABQ Journal

KOB-TV

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Quality N.M. Awards Unveiled

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

Quality New Mexico announced Thursday that Lovelace Westside Hospital has earned the top honor, a Zia Award for Performance Excellence, among this year’s recipients.

“The journey is well worth the ability to document a living, breathing organization committed to providing, in our case, safe, quality health care,” said Nancye Cole, COO/CNO at Lovelace Westside Hospital said. “This is made possible through a highly engaged and skilled workforce led by creative innovative forward thinking leadership.”

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Dr. Cruickshank Discusses Patient Centered Medical Homes

Source: 
Radio

Dr. John Cruickshank, Chief Medical Officer for Lovelace Health System, discussed Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with radio host Milt McConnell. Dr. Cruickshank also discussed how Lovelace is implementing coordinated care models and PCMH to meet the needs of our community.
The segment ran on 610AM, 1050AM,  103.3FM, 99.5FM, 93.3FM and 96.3FM, 1050AM, 770AM and 92.3FM.

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Physician Practice Adds to Lovelace’s Quality Reputation:

 
Source: 
Prime Time

Lovelace has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., bringing one of the most esteemed physicians practices in New Mexico to be a part of the Lovelace Health System.

“It’s an exciting moment in Lovelace’s history,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Southwest Medical Associates is one of the premier medical groups in our community with high quality physicians who focus on offering true personal care and short wait times. The practice is established, extremely popular and successful.”

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