By Chaunte’l Powell/Record Staff Writer
The Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is encouraging the community to be proactive about their health. In an effort to help the community take charge of their health, the Family and Urgent Care center offers wellness screenings seven days a week, free of charge.
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Tschabrun said a number of tests are done to get the full scope of how healthy a person really is. The screening includes body weight and vital signs, pulse, blood pressure, blood oxygen level and lab tests.
As part of National Rehabilitation Week, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is promoting a unique therapy service that is only available at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s called Aquatic Therapy. With this type of treatment the patient can improve their range of motion, increase strength, and improve their quality of life. Joseph Garcia: “It is a type of exercise that is both fun and relaxing.
KOB-TV came out to cover our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebration this weekend. The event was co-sponsored with the March of Dimes. Hundreds of NICU families attended the event that included face painting, balloon animals, food, music and carnival games. Lovelace Women’s Hospital has treated more than 4,000 babies since we opened our expanded Level III, 53-bed NICU in 2007.
When ABQ Health Partners announced its merger this week with a California-based physicians’ group, it said it was hoping to accelerate its push into coordinated care, a team approach to health care.
The Albuquerque group’s new partner, HealthCare Partners, with more than 8,300 doctors, has been using the coordinated care model for decades, and it seemed like a good way to help ABQ Health Partners acquire the expertise and technology to employ the model.
Becoming eligible for Medicare can be a great thing for thousands of New Mexicans. Medicare helps many Americans afford high quality health care. It is important, however, to know what expenses you’ll have as a Medicare recipient. We are continuing in our monthly series about what it means to age into Medicare and what Medicare means for you. This month, we will tell you more about the expenses associated with Medicare, so that you know what you can to expect to pay for your health care.
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Ben Slocum, CEO at Lovelace Health Plan recently joined Bob Clark on 770 KKOB-AM to talk about Health Care Reform and answer viewer questions.
The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are accusing each other of trying to slash Medicare and put seniors at risk. But the counter-intuitive finding from the report is that deep cuts are possible without rationing, and a leaner system may even produce better quality.
Ruidoso village officials said at their meeting earlier this month the transition of employees to the Lovelace Health Plan is going smoothly.
Insurance brokers work with businesses and their employees to navigate a slew of health care acronyms, explain what it means to be in or out of network and generally help companies find the best health insurance coverage.
But health care reform, particularly the health insurance exchanges that are supposed to make it easy for companies and individuals to buy insurance, could greatly reduce the role brokers play in the process.
Lovelace Health Plan said Monday that it has been chosen to insure 400 of the village of Ruidoso’s employees and their families.
As part of the contract, Lovelace worked with Quest Diagnostics to offer a blood draw station at the office of Dr. Frank Dimotta in Ruidoso, Lovelace said in a news release.
Village employees, their family members and any Lovelace Health Plan member will be able to get blood drawn at the office, Lovelace said.