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Taking a trip and other injuries at Balloon Fiesta

Albuquerque Business First
Meisha Hunt, RN
 
By Marissa Higdon, Reporter
Albuquerque Business First
The most common injuries at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, says Meisha Hunt, director of nursing at Lovelace Medical Center, are ankle sprains and other injuries resulting from minor falls.
 

3 New Mexicans to know

Albuquerque Business First
Candace Beeke
Publisher
Albuquerque Business First
This week’s column focuses on three women leaders in our community — not by design. It’s just a coincidence that the three New Mexicans I chose this week are women.
 

Taking shape

Albuquerque Journal

Construction continues on the Lovelace Medical Office Building in Independence Square at Jefferson and Osuna NE. The multi-million-dollar development will enhance community medical services for Lovelace patients in the Northeast Heights. The two-story structure is scheduled to be finished early next year.

 

Los hospitales que debes evitar si no quieres una cesárea innecesaria

Consumer Reports
Estos hospitales tienen tasas de partos por cesárea muy por encima de los objetivos nacionales, por lo que obtuvieron resultados deficientes en las Calificaciones de hospitales de Consumer Reports
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CONSUMER REPORTS
 

Sharing patient information could save state millions

Albuquerque Journal
By Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state of New Mexico operates three main lines of business: education, health care and public safety. They account for 80 percent of state expenditures. Spending on everything else is trivial compared with these functions.
 

Presbyterian, Lovelace win kudos in national rankings

Albuquerque Journal
By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
 
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Presbyterian Healthcare Services has been given a “Best Regional Hospital” accolade by U.S. News & World Report for distinguishing itself in four types of care.
 

Lovelace Medical Center ranks highly in heart failure

U.S. News & World Report

Lovelace Medical Center received U.S. News & World Report's highest ranking for heart failure procedures.

View the rankings and other information here.

Medicare’s Hospital Compare website now rates your local hospital care

Las Cruces Sun-News
Bob Moos, for the Sun-News
You can compare hospitals on the basis of such factors as clinical outcomes, customer satisfaction and patient safety.
Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care they provide?
 
Emergencies obviously call for rushing to the nearest hospital. But when you have time to plan, it is worth doing some research and finding out which hospitals do the best job of caring for their patients.
 

45 hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates from heart failure

Becker's Hospital Review
Written by Heather Punke | August 02, 2016
 
The following is a list of hospitals with a 30-day readmission rate from heart failure of 18.6 percent or lower, according to data from CMS.
 
Information was pulled from Hospital Compare and is from July 2012 through June 2015, the most recent data available.
 
For reference, the national average heart failure readmission rate is 21.9 percent.
 
Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital — 16.3

Albuquerque Journal Readers' Choice Awards 2016: Dr. Duc Vuong, best physician

Albuquerque Journal

PHYSICIAN

Winner: Dr. Duc Vuong
10501 Golf Course Rd NW
505-727-2300

Dr. Duc Vuong is director of Lovelace Bariatrics at Lovelace Westside Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Texas  A & M in College Station, Texas, and he has completed extensive postgraduate and professional training in bariatric procedures and minimally invasive surgery.

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