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.
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
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.”
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.
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.”
By Marlene Baca
In October, the Santa Fe New Mexican ran a special guide on cancer services. The LMC Cancer Center was included. Click here to view the original article.
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter
Lovelace Health System said Tuesday that its retail pharmacy arm has launched a free prescription drug delivery service in Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho.
The firm’s 10 retail pharmacies in the Albuquerque metropolitan area began offering the free prescription delivery Nov. 5, said Lovelace spokeswoman Laurie Volkin.
Patients who call a Lovelace pharmacy before 10 a.m. will have their prescriptions delivered by 6 p.m. the same day, Mondays through Fridays, Volkin added.
AS A HEALTH care worker and consumer, I would like to express the ease and support I have received from Lovelace Health Plan and its providers during the transition from my ABQ Health Partners provider to another who accepts my Lovelace insurance.
The day I found out about the termination of the contract with Lovelace Health Plan by ABQ Health Partners, I was faced with the need to find another primary care provider. I was given names of providers that day and called their offices to set up an initial appointment. It was that easy.