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Lovelace's parent company grows system with out-of-state acquisition

Albuquerque Business First

Ardent Health Services, the parent company of the Lovelace Health System, has grown by 378 beds, a hospital and more than a dozen clinics virtually overnight through a deal it announced Wednesday. Ardent teamed up with the University of Kansas Health System to acquire Topeka, Kansas-based St. Francis Health. Ardent did not disclose the terms of the deal, but did say in a statement it plans to invest, along with the Kansas Health System, $50 million into the newly acquired hospital and its 15 clinics. The hospital will be renamed The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.

Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Regional Hospital earn "A" scoring from Leapfrog

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ALBUQUERQUE, November 17, 2017 — Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Regional Hospital both earned “A” grades from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only independent ratings program that focuses exclusively on how effectively hospitals keep their patients safe, making it the gold standard measure of patient safety focusing on patient infections, including falls and trauma, and preventable complications from surgery.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Defined Fitness partner to host Hernia Seminar & Screening

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM –November 14, 2017 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital will be partnering with Defined Fitness this Saturday, November 18 to host a no cost seminar and hernia screening. 

The seminar will be hosted by Dr. Mario Leyba, a board-certified general surgeon with Lovelace Medical Group. Dr. Leyba performs and specializes in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including minimally invasive surgery utilizing the daVinci robotic system. 

Lovelace adopts new tech, slashing previous amount of needed systems

Albuquerque Business First

Albuquerque Business First covered Lovelace Health System's go live on the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system in August, 2017. The new technology replaced 80 legacy systems for Lovelace. Read more at the link below. 

Lovelace launches Epic electronic health records

Albuquerque Journal

On Friday, August 25, Lovelace Health System went live with a new electronic health record (EHR), Epic. All Lovelace hospitals and clinics are using the software for a multitude of functions, including registration, billing, clinical applications and scheduling.

The Albuquerque Journal covered the story below. 

Lovelace Health System goes live with Epic electronic medical record for all clinics and hospitals

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Epic replaces 80 software systems to further improve the care, experience and work environment
 
ALBUQUERQUE, August 31, 2017 – Lovelace Health System recently launched a new electronic health record (EHR) system, Epic, which will afford patients a single health care record with the goal of improving quality, reducing costs and improving the patient experience.
 

Good Day New Mexico: Lovelace Medical Group Sleep Center

KOB

James Bradley, M.D., pulmonologist with Lovelace Medical Group, was on Good Day New Mexico discussing the Lovelace Sleep Center.

Why More Women Should Check Yelp Before Giving Birth

Healthline

Yelp recently started a hospital review section where patients can rank hospitals. Healthline interviewed Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women's services for Lovelace Health System regarding cesarean section rates and why women should research hospitals before determining where to give birth. 

The robo-doctor is in

The Albuquerque Journal

Lovelace Women's Hospital, the only hospital in New Mexico recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, recently attained a new daVinci Xi robotic surgical device. The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Mario J. Leyba, M.D., a general surgeon at the hospital, about the device's capabilities and the benefits of robotic surgery.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital establishes Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program to improve surgical patient outcomes

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Lovelace Women’s Hospital has announced they have formally established an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Colon Surgery program affiliated with the ERAS Society USA®.
 
As of May 1, 2017, all elective colon surgeries are included in the program. Additional surgical specialties are expected to be added in the future.
 

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Lovelace's parent company grows system with out-of-state acquisition

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