A new mom gives birth at Lovelace Women’s Hospital on her birthday, but it’s also her dad’s birthday. Both the new mom and grandfather couldn’t be happier that baby Eli will share their special day. Joe Ruiz, “Once it got closer and closer we were all getting more and more excited knowing that it was really going to happen and it will be all three of us now. We’ll be spending every birthday together and having one great party.” Grandfather Joe Ruiz and mother Olivia Ruiz say they are very close and hope to extend that bond with baby Eli.
Southwest Medical Associates (SWMA) has hired three new staff members. They are: Susan Simon, R.N., CNM, certified nurse midwife. Simon has 30 years’ experience in nursing and 14 years’ experience in nurse midwifery. She previously ran a gynecology and homebirth consulting business; worked for the New Mexico Department of Health; as a nurse for Albuquerque Public Schools; and as a at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital has one of the lowest rates in the state for cesarean sections. The national average for c-section births is at 33 percent. Right now Lovelace Women’s Hospital has a rate of 18 percent. They say they achieved that by following current national guidelines. The hospital delivered more than 3,200 babies last year.
Duc Vuong, M.D. has joined Lovelace Health System as director of the bariatrics department. Vuong has a medical degree from Texas A&M; he also completed extensive postgraduate and professional training in bariatric procedures and minimally invasive surgery and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in single-incision approaches to surgery.
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Medicare readmission rates for Lovelace Health System hospitals are far below the national rates that trigger Medicare officials to penalize hospitals for excessive readmissions, officials said this week. Lovelace is using medication management to help limit readmissions.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
Lovelace Urgent Care and Lovelace Health Care Center are offering back-to-school physicals for just $15. No appointments are necessary. At Lovelace Urgent Care school physicals are available Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Lovelace Health Care Center school physicals are available on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lovelace Urgent Care is located at 2335 N. Main Street and Lovelace Health Care Center is located at 1112 N. Main Street in Roswell. For more information, please call 575-622-4665.
The first day of school is finally here and you're probably wondering what to pack for lunch.
A clinical dietician with Lovelace Westside Hospital told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that well-balanced meals really help kids focus in the classroom. Erin Baudino-Burgarello said string cheese, yogurt and fruit are great snacks for your kids. But remember—the most important meal is what they have before school.
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient clinic in Jemez Pueblo has earned the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF) certification. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has recognized the clinic for its commitment to quality, to continually improving services and to serving the community.
Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico accredited by CARF in six programs:
• Brain Injury Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs
• Spinal Cord System of Care
• Stroke Specialty Program
The first day of school is quickly approaching for a lot of New Mexico students. It's also the time where parents are preparing their kids with the proper school supplies, but it's also a good time to remind parents that the kids need to have their proper immunization shots before returning to school.
Doctors say there are shots for whooping cough, measles and tetanus. Most of these are boosters for ones that kids received as infants.