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.”
It can be difficult for people who know their way around the health care system to navigate it, find a new doctor or specialist and make an appointment.
But for someone who has never had insurance or who rarely deals with the system, trying to get through it can be maddening.
Lovelace Health System says it is out to change that.
A little over a month ago, Lovelace launched its Lovelace Care Concierge service, which helps the newly insured and others find doctors and get appointments.
ALBUQUERQUE (June 11) – In May 2014, the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was the only hospital in New Mexico to receive the silver Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center quality achievement award from the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This is currently the highest recognition in New Mexico.
Additionally, the Heart Hospital is the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Albuquerque, as recognized through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
KOAT-TV, 6pm newscast
An Albuquerque hospital is receiving a huge honor. The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has won the Mission Lifeline Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the response time and quality of treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. It’s the only hospital in the state to receive the award. The Heart Hospital is also the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Albuquerque.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
One of the theories behind the Affordable Care Act was that with most every American getting health insurance, visits to hospital emergency rooms would decline as more people got preventive care from primary care doctors.
But a survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians shows the opposite is happening.