Lovelace Women’s Hospital has the lowest cesarean section rate of all the major hospitals delivering high risk patients in New Mexico. To date in 2014, Lovelace Women’s Hospital has a cesarean section rate of 17.1 percent. The national average for C-sections is at 33 percent.
Kristin Trotter, RN, was named the new Chief Nursing Officer at Lovelace Regional Hospital in May. Trotter has more than 13 years of experience in health care management and leadership overseeing nursing services and quality assurance.
Dr. Duc Vuong, Director of Lovelace Bariatrics, was on “KASA This Morning” to talk about diet myths and facts.
By: Kai Porter, KOB Eyewitness News 4
As the Albuquerque VA tries to shorten long wait times for veterans, other hospitals are quick to offer their services.
You may have seen an ad in the paper over the past few days in the form of an open letter from the CEO of Lovelace Medical Group to New Mexico veterans. In the letter, Dr. John Cruickshank said vets deserve access to health care in a timely manner and he wants vets to know they have options.
By: Tessa Mentus, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Charlie Miller's real desire is to just get a chance. A chance to show the nation what so many in Albuquerque already know; that singing and playing the guitar isn't just his skill, it's a passion.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 first reported on Charlie almost a year ago. He's worked at Lovelace Medical Center for decades, but he makes an even bigger difference when he clocks out and picks up his guitar. Charlie brings a little "Elvis" to the medical center, giving live performances to the patients.
The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has been honored by the American Heart Association for its treatment of severe heart attack patients.
Dr. Angela Sanchez from Lovelace Medical Group was recently on “KASA This Morning” to discuss waterproof sunscreens and which sunscreens work best to protect you and your family members.
Peter Verrecchia, CPA, has joined the Lovelace Medical Center at chief financial officer. Verrecchia has 30 years’ experience in the health-care finances field and 11 years’ experience
as a chief financial officer. He previously worked for five years as the vice president of finance and the chief financial officer for Jackson Hospital and Clinic in Montgomery, Ala.; as
the chief financial officer at the Sierra Providence East Medical Center in El Paso; at the Bandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pa.; and at Memorial Hospital of Salem County in Salem, N.J.
Lovelace Bariatrics at Lovelace Westside Hospital is the first bariatric surgery center in New Mexico to be accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons, according to a news release.
“We are proud to be the only bariatric center in New Mexico to receive this prestigious accreditation,” said Farron Sneed, CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital. “Patients can be assured that we are providing the highest quality of care through our bariatric program.”