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Lovelace CFO Books Major Loss

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

In the fall of 2009, Stephen Forney had a Blackberry in his right hand and a triple-bacon cheeseburger in his left. He took a big bite of the Steak n’ Shake specialty and savored the melding of heavenly flavors: meat juice, grease, melted American cheese, onions, ketchup, mustard, lettuce and tomato.

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Love Your Health - Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

Source: 
Morning Brew

Lovelace Medical Group family medicine physician, Dr. Jeffrey Thomas, stops by Morning Brew to talk about Lovelace women's services, including efforts to keep the c-section rate well below the national average and the certified nurse midwife program.

 

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Lovelace Named to Becker's 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

 
Source: 
Lovelace Health System

Lovelace Health System was named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare in a press release that was released today.

Lovelace was the only health care system in New Mexico to make the list.

To develop the list, the Becker's Healthcare editorial team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated organizations based on their benefits, workplace culture, professional development opportunities and previous recognition for workplace excellence. Organizations do not pay and cannot pay to be included on this list.

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New Mexico already has single-payer system

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First Print Edition

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First 


While many Americans decry the possibility of a single-payer health care system with government paying the bill, in New Mexico that system is pretty much here.

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Low C-Section Rates at Lovelace Women's Hospital

 
Source: 
KOAT-TV

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has one of the lowest C-section rates in the country.  Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, Chief of Women's Services, “The national rate is about 33 percent, Lovelace Women’s Hospital so far this year, we're about at 17 percent so traditionally we've had one of the lowest cesarean rates in New Mexico as well as nationally."  According to the national average, eight in ten women in New Mexico have their children naturally. Dr.

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Lovelace Westside Hospital ranked 14th-safest hospital

 
Source: 
Rio Rancho Observer

By Sterling Fluharty

In late March, Consumer Reports unveiled its hospital safety ratings and ranked Lovelace Westside Hospital No. 14 in the nation. The magazine rated 2,591 hospitals across the country, including several in New Mexico, according to a news release and the magazine’s website.

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Taxpayers footing bill for over 80 percent of premium revenue at three NM insurers

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Though many Americans decry the possibility of a single-payer health care system, in which the government pays the bill, in New Mexico that system is pretty much here, according to financial reports filed with the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance.

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Hospitals Report Surgery Rates

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

By Donna Olmstead

Dr. Sharon Phelan, medical director for labor and delivery at the University of New Mexico Hospital, also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says the cesarean section rate at the hospital, 21 or 22 percent, is slightly less than the state’s average. The rate of c-section for the first pregnancy or primary c-section is about 11 percent, she says.

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Special Delivery

 
Source: 
ABQ Journal

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

Ellen Geske didn’t want her second daughter delivered by cesarean section, but a couple of issues in her pregnancy were making that a possibility.

Her baby was breech, meaning her head was up instead of down.

Also, she had an overabundance of amniotic fluid, she explains one afternoon at ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health on Montgomery.

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Lovelace Westside Hospital among safest in U.S.

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter-Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Westside Hospital has been named one of the safest hospitals in the U.S. by Consumer Reports magazine.

The 80-bed hospital received a safety score of 73 out of a possible 100 and was 14th on Consumer Reports’ list of the nation’s safest hospitals. The magazine reviewed about 4,000 hospitals.

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