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.
Lovelace is a proud sponsor of Playworks. A segment on Playworks was recently featured on Eye on New Mexico.
Bob Hayes, CFO of the Melloy Nissan car dealership in Albuquerque, had had it with having to play the negotiating game for health insurance for the firm’s employees.
After two proposed 20 percent premium increases over three years from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Hayes decided to listen when representatives of Lovelace Health Plan came knocking.
On June 1, 435 of Melloy’s employees and their dependents switched to the Lovelace Health Plan.
The seemingly ubiquitous technology-laden gadgets that have made managing our lives and leisure time so easy are also to blame for a number of ailments that now sport quaint nicknames, such as “text neck,” “computer vision syndrome,” “Blackberry thumb,” “iPad elbow, “iPod ear” and “Facebook chin.”
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 3,200 injuries associated with computers and cell phones between 2007 and 2011 at 100 hospitals around the country contracted to report such data, says CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis.
The latest addition to the Lovelace Health System family has found its patriarch. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell has named Lloyd Scarrow as its new chief executive officer.
Now that 50 is the new 40 (or is it 30?) we checked in with six Albuquerque residents celebrating this year. From surprise parties to quiet contemplation, celebrations ranged widely but they all had one thing in common — 50 is big but it sure doesn’t feel old.
When he turns 50 on Nov. 5, Mayor Richard J. Berry won’t have a mid-life crisis — he had one in his 20s.
By Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter
Employers increasingly incentivize good health with cash prizes, contests
Walk for an hour a day, get $200 from your employer. Go for an annual checkup, get a $10 gift card. Indulge in tobacco, pay an extra $20 a month for health insurance.
Companies including several major employers in the Albuquerque area are increasingly using carrots and sticks to induce their workers to more closely monitor their health and to adopt healthier lifestyles, in hopes of lowering medical insurance costs, according to some benefits experts.
By Amanda Schoenberg