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Stand-alone rural hospitals face major challenges

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

Going it alone

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

The 67-bed Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services hospital in Gallup uses a CT scanner in its diagnostic imaging program. While stand-alone rural hospitals face challenges, some are finding ways to keep pace with changes in medical technology.

In 1990, there were 3,562 small, stand-alone hospitals in the U.S.

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Gluten Free Diets

Source: 
KOAT-TV Healthbeat

Dr. Hala Toubbeh, a gastroenterologist with Lovelace Women's Hospital, was recently featured on KOAT-TV Healthbeat with Dr. Barry Ramo discussing gluten free diets.

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Lovelace Cancer Care Program

Source: 
KOB-TV

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Birthing Centers Blossom

 
Source: 
HealthLeaders Magazine

HealthLeaders, March 2012
Birthing Centers Blossom

Joe Cantlupe, for HealthLeaders Media

They resemble deluxe hotel rooms, with luxurious décor in soft pastels, inviting paintings, richly upholstered chairs, and don't forget the iPod docking stations, the HDTVs, rollout beds, and room service. Only a blood pressure monitor seems out of place—although that may be hidden in a cabinet.

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Lovelace Onsite Clinics Deliver Benefits

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Journal
 
 On-site clinics deliver benefits
 
Medical care at work

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Lovelace Westside Opens Inpatient Pediatric Unit

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Journal

Games, Toys May Ease Stay

Lovelace Westside Hospital Reopens With PlayStations in Rooms

By Rosalie Rayburn/Journal Staff Writer

 
    Getting sick is no fun for a kid, but having a PlayStation in the room can sure take your mind off what hurts.

    Lovelace Westside Hospital’s newly reopened pediatric unit boasts colorful patient rooms equipped with the popular video game-playing technology, refrigerators and comfy chairs that fold out into beds so family members can stay with their young ones.

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Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell ER Space to Premiere Monday

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Regional Hospital's ER Space to Premier Monday
 

 By Vanessa Kahin/Roswell Daily Record

When Janelle Raborn, interim CEO of Lovelace Regional Hospital, saw the facility’s emergency room, she saw a need — for more space, more staff and faster service.

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CMS Efficiencies Lower Health Care Bills

 
Source: 
New Mexico Business Weekly

CMS efficiencies lower health care bills
Overall, White and his colleagues reduced limb replacement costs 11%

by Dennis Domrzalski, NMBW Reporter

In the world of medicine and health care, it’s often difficult to break with tradition unless cost savings are realized.

That’s exactly what happened when orthopedic surgeons who do hip and knee replacements at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque analyzed a few of their operating room habits.

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New Owner, New Name

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

By Vanessa Kahin

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