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.
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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.
Nearly 100,000 new members will gain access to highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care
Albuquerque, N.M. May 28, 2014 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not include Lovelace’s hospitals, providers, pharmacies or clinics.
Alb. Business First recently interviewed Business Leaders in Albuquerque to find out what has been the best business advice they have received. Troy was one of the business leaders selected for the article.
“Having great teams requires strong, shared values. Although team members are unique, shared values allow for better organizational alignment and performance.”
Troy Greer, CEO, Lovelace Medical Center
Lovelace Bariatrics surgery center at Lovelace Westside Hospital has received accreditation as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.
“We are proud to be the only bariatric center in New Mexico to receive this prestigious accreditation,” Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO Farron Sneed said in a news release.
Lovelace Medical Group neurologist Dr. John Tanner appeared on KASA This Morning to discuss stroke month.