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Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center implants first-of-its-kind naturally dissolving heart stent in patient with coronary artery disease

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, OCTOBER 4, 2016 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center today became the first hospital in the state to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option that literally disappears over time. 

How to prepare for Balloon Fiesta

If you're planning to spend a long morning at Balloon Fiesta Park, you'll want to prepare so that your day is safe, healthy, and stress free.
Here are some tips and reminders for a successful day of balloon watching:
Balloon Fiesta visitors are allowed to bring in backpacks or bags, but they will be subject to security searches. 
Visitors are allowed to bring food and snacks, but no glass containers or alcohol. Smoking is not allowed inside Balloon Fiesta Park.

Why Lovelace is focusing on women's health

Albuquerque Business First
Lovelace has been focusing on expanding access to women's health services, especially on the Westside.
"There are quite a few patients, in general, that don’t want to cross the river," said Dr. John Cruickshank, CEO of Lovelace Medical Group. "This [expansion program] has really given them another option."
Lovelace Medical Group new Women’s Clinic at Lovelace Westside Hospital opened in 2015 and the group acquired the ABQ Health Partner’s women’s health segment in March.

People on the Move: Grace Mishkin

Albuquerque Business First

Mishkin brings over 10 years of experience and specializes in primary care and women's health. She is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwifery and is fluent in Spanish. She joins the staff at Lovelace Women's Hospital and is accepting new patients.

ENMU-R students meet scholarship donors

Roswell Daily Record
ENMU-Roswell students selected to receive the María de los Ángeles González Nursing Award this fall semester met recently with the donors, members of the González family of Roswell.
Each student, Krystal Paez, Rachel Vale and Gina Segura, received a $600 scholarship. The scholarship is administered by the ENMU-Roswell Foundation.

Lovelace Women's Hospital hosts 'Girls' Night Out' event

Women who balance work and family know it can be tough to find time for themselves. This week, Lovelace Women’s Hospital is offering a way to spend time with friends, get pampered and get help getting healthy in all one place.
Life moves fast, and with everything women have to pack in, they don’t always set aside time to take care of their health or to treat themselves.

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.

Health collaborative one of 50 to get seed money; in running for prize awards for county

Rio Rancho Observer
Sandoval Health Collaborative's 10x10 health booklet project is the centerpiece of its effort to engage children and their families in taking "ownership" of their health.
Sandoval Health Collaborative has been selected as one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed award.
By participating in the challenge, Sandoval County is in the running to receive an initial prize to support its local program.

Lovelace Girls' Night Out

KRQE News 13
Lovelace Women’s Hospital invites you to join them for Girls’ Night Out at The Hotel Albuquerque.
The evening features wellness, spa and jewelry vendors, as well as a raffle benefitting the Anita Salas Memorial Fund.
Event Details: 
Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hotel Albuquerque Old Town
Cost: Free
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Medicare website rates 31 New Mexico hospitals for patient services

Rio Rancho Observer
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.
Medicare’s Hospital Compare website — at — has just made it easier for you to check that.

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