By Ron Stern / President and CEO, Lovelace Health System
Lovelace has a solution to the potential overcrowding at University of New Mexico Hospital — enter into a bed-sharing agreement and save the taxpayers $146 million.
Lovelace Westside Hospital opened its renovated emergency department (ED) Friday, and it includes a kid-friendly area with four private exam rooms dedicated to children and their families.
A trip to the emergency department can be scary for sick kids, and their parents.
Lovelace Westside Hospital has just completed a makeover project designed to bring a little color and cheer to the experience.
Characters like Crush and Squirt from the Disney Pixar animated movie “Finding Nemo” adorn the wall in a corner of the emergency department waiting room, a TV shows children’s programs and kids can draw with colored chalk on a wall-mounted blackboard.
Lovelace Health System is offering to share beds with patients from the University of New Mexico Hospital to ease possible overcrowding.
In a letter sent last week to UNM Hospital, Lovelace president and CEO Ron Stern proposed a bedsharing deal that would involve transferring patients to Lovelace when the hospital becomes overcrowded.
A spokesperson for UNM Hospital tells KOB that while they are looking at the letter, they have serious concerns about the wellbeing of patients.
By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Lovelace Health System has offered to enter into a bed-sharing agreement with the University of New Mexico Hospital as an alternative to UNM building a new $146 million hospital.
Lovelace CEO Ron Stern made the offer in a Feb. 22 letter to Steve McKernan, CEO of the UNM Health Science System.
By Astrid Galvan/Journal Staff Writer
Lovelace Health System has come out against the University of New Mexico Hospital’s proposed new $146 million hospital, offering instead to make beds available at its own downtown location.
“We can tell you this as far as Lovelace is concerned — given the current health care environment, a new big hospital in the downtown area is not what is needed at this point,” Lovelace president and CEO Ron Stern said in a letter to Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson that was released Tuesday.
Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media
Emphasizing that this year's Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals list "is not an advertising scheme," senior vice president Jean Chenoweth says the 2013 winners list reflects "a balance scorecard," that keeps "all the goals and mission of the whole organization in mind."
This year the top hospitals list, formerly published as the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals, gives equal weight to 9 elements of hospital performance:
• Risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality
KLUZ's Rudy Acosta prepares for Day of Dance and the 6th Annual Duke City Dance-Off hosted by Lovelace Women's Hospital.
KOB 4 cleaned up at the Duke City Dance off today hosted by Lovelace Women’s Hospital. The event was designed to promote heart health through exercise. KOB’s Gadi Schwartz took the top prize during his swing dance that included two flips. Jill Galus came in second place - half a point behind Schwartz - with her performance of the hustle. Last year’s winner Heather Mills performed as well.
Patrick Dawson has joined Southwest Medical Associates. Dawson is board certified and a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and previously worked at ABQ Health Partners. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Wisconsin Whitewater, a medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his residency at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati.
Albuquerque Business First, Dr. Patrick Dawson
• Patrick Dawson, M.D.
• Submission Type: New Hire