In the new Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital, a parent can stay overnight in the room with his or her children.
Hospital officials think that’s a crucial element to care in a time that can create emotional trauma for the whole family.
Stephen Forney, Vice President and CFO for Lovelace Health System and Ben Slocum, CEO at Lovelace Health Plan, discuss the Supreme Court ruling on Health Care Reform.
It ran on June 28, 2012
Janet Seng, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health Plan as Medical Director. Seng previously worked for 16 years in private practice. She has a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree, both from the University of Louisville; did an internship at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas; and completed a family practice residency in Louisville, Ky. Seng is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice; a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and is certified by the ABQAURP in health care quality and management.
Now for the hard part.
The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday upholding nearly all of the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare sets the stage for a potentially ugly state-level debate over Medicaid spending.
About a year ago, officials at the Santa Fe-based solar installation company Positive Energy Inc. took the first steps in getting the business’s 50 employees covered by health insurance.
Once the company offered the coverage, however, just 30 could afford the premiums, which start at $1,100 a month for a family that pays a $1,000 deductible, said CEO Regina Wheeler.
New Mexico’s business and health care leaders seemed to be relieved that some clarity and certainty has been brought to the health care debate – at least for now.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday will last through at least the November presidential election. If Republican Mitt Romney wins, things could change again, they said.
But the decision brought relief in that it provided some certainty.
View a piece that ran on KOAT-TV about summer heat illness featuring Lovelace Medical Center Emergency Physician Tony Salazar.
Director of Inpatient Services Lovelace Westside Hospital
Education: bachelor’s degree, nursing, and master’s degree, health administration, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Andrea Garcia,18, shows a painting in the treatment room of the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital.
By Brad Buck/Observer Reporter
Andrea Garcia spent 30 hours a week — sometimes even coming in on weekends — to give an artistic touch to the walls at the Lovelace Westside Hospital Inpatient Pediatric Unit.
The Hope Christian School graduate, 18, draws inspiration from her teacher, Robert Millar, who lives in Rio Rancho.
Two of New Mexico’s largest insurance companies are joining some national competitors in pledging to continue some of the popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the law.