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Hospital Compare website rates local hospitals

Carlsbad Current-Argus
Bob Moos, Southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care it provide?
 

Back to school is also busy season for hospitals

Albuquerque Business First
Marissa Higdon, Reporter, Albuquerque Business First
 
As they start getting ready to go back to school, students and their parents are hitting clothing stores, supply stores and the doctor's office. Back to school is a busy time for doctors and hospitals.
 

Lovelace Westside hosts back to school health fair

KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With the new school year rounding the corner, one local organization is helping them get ready for their return.
 
Lovelace Westside Hospital is hosting a Back To School Health Fair. The fair will host several health and wellness vendors and much more for families to take advantage of.
 
Farron Sneed, Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO, joined KRQE’s This Mornign team to discuss the fair. Watch above.
 

Lovelace Westside Hospital to host back to school health fair

KOAT

KOAT interviewed Denise Campbell, director of nursing at Lovelace Westside Hospital, regarding the back-to-school health fair.

You can view the video here.

NICU babies have vounteer cuddlers to get enough human touch

KOB
Albuquerque hospitals use volunteers to hold and cuddle babies from the NICU when their parents can’t.
You’ll find nurse and doctors at the hospital, but baby cuddler is a coveted position done by volunteers. They hold the babies from the NICU when their parents aren’t able, to ensure they are given enough human touch. The volunteers love doing it.
 

Lovelace clinic moves ahead

Albuquerque Journal
Lovelace Health System will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for its new clinic in the South Valley.
 
The new freestanding facility is being built by Maestas Development Group and Four Daughters Development. Lovelace will lease 9,000 square feet, making room for an OB-GYN, certified nurse midwife, primary care physician and a primary care advanced practice provider, as well as dozens of staff members.
 

Three Lovelace Hospitals Named to Top 100 Best Places to Work

Three Lovelace Health System hospitals were named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016.

Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Women’s Hospital all made the list this year.

The recognition program, now in its ninth year, honors workplaces throughout the industry that help employees provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

Three Lovelace hospitals named to top 100 list

Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three Lovelace Health System hospitals were named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016.
 
Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Women’s Hospital all made the list this year.
 
The recognition program, now in its ninth year, honors workplaces throughout the industry that help employees provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.
 

Local employers looking to capitalize on federal health care program

Albuquerque Business First
Marissa Higdon, Editorial Intern, Albuquerque Business First
 
Through the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, employers are leveraging their purchasing power to drive change in the health care industry.
 
"In the past, employers have never really leveraged their power," said the coalition's Project Director Patricia Montoya. "But they're paying more for health care now, so they're getting more involved."
 

FDA approves new weight-loss device

KRQE
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – FDA approves new weight loss surgery, while results of the trial are good, the new device raises serious questions.
 
Aspire Assist is a new weight loss surgery option that was approved by the FDA just last month. Aspire Assist is a percutaneous stomach tube that is placed under sedation.
 
The Director of Lovelace Bariatrics, Dr. Duc Vuong, joined KRQE’s This Morning team to discuss the procedure. Watch above.
 

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