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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Vanessa Kahin