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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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Dr. Cruz Interview with KASA This Morning

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KASA This Morning

Dr. Eldie Cruz from Lovelace Medical Group was recently on KASA This Morning to discuss needlescopic surgery.

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Lovelace CEO: Cath lab shows a commitment to community

 
Source: 
Roswell Daily Record

The new cath lab is just one example of the commitment to Roswell by Lovelace Regional Hospital, says CEO Dawn Tschabrun. The new cardiac catheterization laboratory held a grand opening on Tuesday, the facility is about six weeks old, Tschabrun said.

The cath lab is built with state-of-the-art technology that will allow providers to treat a variety of patients with cardiovascular and vascular conditions with minimally invasive surgical procedures. 

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Lovelace CEO: Volunteers critical to providing compassionate care

 
Source: 
Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

They greet patients when they come into the hospital, deliver magazines to patients in their rooms and sometimes they just sit with patients and talk with them.

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