By Karen Schmidt/Staff Reporter
Lovelace Westside Hospital will soon have a pediatric area in its emergency department.
As part of the emergency department’s “face lift,” four private exam rooms of the emergency department will be dedicated to children and their families.
“It’s part of the evolution of care … that’s become more specialized,” said Dr. Rebecca Webb, who is the medical director of the pediatric program at Lovelace Westside Hospital.
Employer: Lovelace Medical Group
Position: General Surgeon
Lovelace Westside Hospital has received the 2012 Zia Award from New Mexico Quality Awards for demonstrating the highest level of performance excellence and being considered the “Best in Class” and a role model in New Mexico. The New Mexico Quality Awards, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provides participating organizations with feedback on their strengths and their opportunities for improvement. The winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in April 2013.
The numbers continue to climb across the country and in New Mexico for the outbreak of the influenza virus.
According to the latest activity map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the course of one week the spread of cases in New Mexico went from a level of regional to widespread. That's also the same situation for a strong majority of the country.
By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Reporter
The state of New Mexico will accept what could be as much as $6.2 billion from the federal government between 2014 and 2020 to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 170,000 adults, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.
“Access to health insurance has the potential to improve the well being of our families so our kids can learn better in school and so mom and dad can be better parents and more productive employees,” she said.
Featuring an interview with Patricia Harris, HRD, Lovelace Health Plan:
By Rosalie Rayburn/Journal Staff Writer
Lovelace Westside Hospital’s new CEO is relishing the challenges of competing with new hospitals in Rio Rancho.
Farron Sneed joined the 80-bed West Side hospital at Golf Course and McMahon late last month, replacing Troy Greer, who was made CEO of the Lovelace Medical Center in Downtown Albuquerque in July. Greer had held the position since 2007.
Two area couples will have another reason to celebrate Jan. 1 — it’s the day they became parents.
Maiya Abigail, the first baby of the new year in Roswell, was born 4:47 a.m., Tuesday, at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell to Lori Shirley and Dale Brunson. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length.
Shirley said Maiya was supposed to be due Jan. 17, but she had been hoping to have her for New Year’s.
“I just feel blessed to finally have her,” she said.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital New Year’s baby was born at 3:50 a.m. to Adrianna Saavedra and Erasto Gutierrez. Baby Leeanna Maya Gutierrez weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and is 19 inches in length. Baby Leeanna was one of the first New Year’s babies born in Albuquerque.
Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell has named Janet Hardt, CNM, MSN, as its new director of Women’s Services. Hardt started in her new position on Nov. 26. Hardt has a diverse and distinguished career in nursing that spans 25 years. Most recently, she served as a certified nurse-midwife for Rio Pecos Medical Associates in Roswell. Prior to that she worked at Women’s Health Center in Artesia and Artesia General Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico and holds a master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Texas.