ABQ Journal Briefcase: Dr. Iacuone, Dr. Trujillo, SWMA hires

JOHN IACUONE, M.D., chief medical officer for the Lovelace Health Plan, has been promoted to chief medical officer for all Lovelace hospitals in addition to being chief medical officer for the Lovelace Health Plan. Iacuone joined Lovelace Health Plan in 2011 and previously worked as the executive director and chief medical officer for five years at the Children’s Hospital of SW Florida in the Lee Memorial Health System. He has over 25 years’ experience practicing in both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology in Lubbock, Texas. Iacuone has a master’s degree in healthcare management from Texas Tech University and a medical degree from Indiana University.

MICHAEL H. TRUJILLO, M.D., MPH, has joined the Lovelace Health Plan as a medical director. Trujillo previously was an associate dean for multicultural affairs and community outreach and as a professor of internal medicine at the Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix; and also previously worked as the executive director of program development and community outreach for the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix. He has a master’s degree in health administration and policy from the University of Minnesota; a medical degree from UNM; completed a family practice internship and internal medicine residency, both at UNM; and completed a fellowship in preventative medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

SOUTHWEST MEDICAL ASSOCIATES has hired Christina Chaney, R.N., CNM, and Nicole Dishong, R.N., CNM, as Certified Nurse Midwives (CNM). Chaney previously worked as a registered nurse in the women’s unit at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe; at the Portland Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore.; and in labor and delivery at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing with a nurse-midwifery specialty from UNM and completed a one-year program in body work and holistic health at the Heartwood Institute of Healing Arts in Garberville, Calif. Chaney is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

Dishong has 20 years’ experience in nursing and previously worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe; at Cross Country TravCorps – working a rotation between John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, Calif.; and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in Santa Monica, Calif.; as an LPN at the Morton Plant Mease Hospital in Clearwater, Fla.; and began her career as a certified nursing assistant and obstetrics technician. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from New Mexico Highlands University; a master’s degree in nursing with a specialization in nurse midwifery from UNM; and a license in practical nursing from the Pinellas Technical Education Center in Clearwater, Fla.

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