2013 Lovelace Awards and Recognitions

From patient care, to place of employment and praise for our leadership, 2013 was a year marked with both local and national recognition for Lovelace. We would like to thank everyone who works to make Lovelace a great place for our patients, visitors, employees, and community. “These awards are a reflection of our commitment to high quality care,” said Ron Stern, President and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Our employees, staff and providers are dedicated to serving our community with exceptional patient care and offering services that meet the needs of our community and state.”

Top 10 Lovelace Stories of 2013

As the year comes to a close, we take a look back at the stories we shared with you here on our blog and social media channels to see what tops the list. In addition to celebrating the arrivals of our youngest patients with their parents in our growing Born at Lovelace Facebook photo album, 2013 was a year marked by milestones, special recognition for our hospitals and employees and amazing community events.

Common Breastfeeding Questions Answered

Whether you are a first-time mother or experienced, there are many questions surrounding breastfeeding. Lovelace lactation consultant Teresa Paez, RN, BSN, IBCLC is answering some of the most common questions mothers ask her about breastfeeding today on the blog.

How do I know if my baby is getting enough when breastfeeding?  

Lovelace Medical Center Helps Roswell Teen’s Wish Come True

Lovelace Medical Center was proud to sponsor a 17-year-old girl’s wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 

Best Chance of Living Disease-Free? Researchers Identify 5 Behaviors

Heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes are among the top leading causes of death in the U.S. These are often chronic conditions greatly impacting quality of life for several years. What if you could protect yourself, and live a disease-free life? Researchers say they have identified the five behaviors, which may afford you that ability and they are: regular exercise, non-smoker, low body weight, healthy diet, and low alcohol intake.

Combating Holiday Heart with a Plan

From more gatherings to more food and drinks than usual, Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is the time of year, which can be particularly harmful to your health. Shorter days mean we are less likely to exercise, and booked social calendars mean we are more likely to indulge. That simple equation can lead to a condition coined "Holiday Heart Syndrome", and it isn’t as cheerful as it sounds.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

“Diabetes doesn’t stop.” That is the message from the American Diabetes Association during the month of November, National Diabetes Awareness Month. 26 million children and adults in the US are living with diabetes today. Nearly 80 million people are living with a leading risk factor – prediabetes.

New Statin Guidelines and What This Means For You

New recommendations were announced Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. They say an estimated 31 percent of Americans could benefit from the use of statin drugs. That figure is more than double the current percentage (15 percent) of Americans taking these medications to lower their cholesterol. The recommendation, which is based on a four-year review of data, aims to simplify the multi-process evaluation for people who should be taking statins.  

Showcasing the New Mexico Landscape at Lovelace Women’s Hospital

It is no accident Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently ranked No. 3 on Modern Healthcare’sBest Places to Work in Healthcare. Creating and supporting an environment fostering pride and purpose in patient care has been very intentional from the hospital’s leadership. It is evident when you walk the halls, meet the people and receive a warm welcome.

Lovelace Launches 5th Annual Don't Bug Me Flu Event

Lovelace Health System will hold its 5th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Wed, Oct. 30 at Adobe Acres Elementary School from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The school is located 1724 Camino Del Valle SW.

More than 40 third graders will learn proper hand washing techniques and receive information on flu prevention from health professionals, including an APS school nurse. There will also be a demonstration on how germs spread with Glo Germ and a black light.

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