To celebrate Lovelace Medical Center's new look and leadership, the hospital held a rededication ceremony on Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. for community and business leaders. The event also includes a meet and greet with Troy Greer, Lovelace Medical Center’s new CEO.
The entire 10-story, 120,000 square foot building has a new brown stucco-like finish. The project took six months to complete. The entire building was cleaned, recaulked and then the new coating was applied. Additionally, all the windows were resealed and the Lovelace Medical Center lettering was replaced from blue lettering to white lettering.
“The color now makes the campus unified with Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital,” said Troy Greer, CEO of Lovelace Medical Center.
Lovelace Medical Center was built in 1967. It was owned by Sisters of Charity with the St. Joseph Healthcare System. Ardent Health Services bought the hospital from Catholic Health Initiatives in 2003. Ardent Health Services has invested nearly $120 million into Lovelace Medical Center since Ardent purchased the system in 2003. We renovated the facility by expanding the Emergency Department, added new services and technology, and purchased new equipment.
"We are excited about our future," Greer said. "We are always assessing the needs of our patients and the community and will be looking for opportunities to expand and add new services and technology to meet those needs."