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Local hospital to show Heart Gallery

Roswell Daily Record

The Heart Gallery started as a traveling photographic and audio exhibit here in New Mexico, created to find forever families for children in foster care. In 2014, Gov. Susanna Martinez took on the Heart Gallery’s initiative as one of her own, unveiling the nation’s first permanent Digital Heart Gallery at a local Walmart.

Now three Lovelace hospitals have installed Heart Galleries of their own: Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital in downtown Albuquerque and Lovelace Regional Hospital — Roswell.

Nursing construction back to health

Albuquerque Journal

By Steven Sinovic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A growing patient base in the Albuquerque region is spurring hospitals and other health care providers to invest millions in new facilities or renovate existing spaces – investments that are helping to stimulate the construction sector.

Driving the trend is a trifecta of factors: more insured New Mexicans because of Obamacare, especially the expansion of Medicaid; providers trying to stay competitive; and aging baby boomers needing more care.

16 latest hospital, health system executive moves

Becker's Hospital Review

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Lovelace Health System welcomed various new executives. Janelle Raborn, who was COO of Albuquerque-based Lovelace Women's Hospital, is now division vice president of operations with Lovelace Health System. James Washecka, who for the past five years has served as CFO of Hillcrest Hospital South in Tulsa, Okla., has been named division CFO of Lovelace Health System, effective March 1.

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Major health care provider will build new 43,000 SF clinic in North I-25 area

Albuquerque Business First

Feb 11, 2016, 4:22pm MST Updated Feb 12, 2016, 7:59am MST

Stephanie Guzman


Lovelace Health System plans to break ground on a two-story, 43,200-square-foot clinic in the North I-25 corridor near Jefferson Street and Osuna Road.

The primary care clinic will be part of Independence Square, located at 6701 Jefferson St. NE. The development is by Scott Throckmorton of Argus Investment Realty, who has been working on it since he and other investors bought the 7-acre property in the summer of 2013.

Day of Dance for your health with Lovelace Hospital


Casey is talking with Sheri Milone, Miles Freeland and Malana Hooker about the Day of Dance for your health with Lovelace Hospital.

You can view the segment here

Lovelace Westside Hospital designated as a Pinwheel Champion by Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – February 9, 2016 – Lovelace Westside Hospital is pleased to announce that they have been designated a Pinwheel Champion by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC). The hospital is the only one in New Mexico to have received this designation.

Area hospitals see spike in ER visits, wait times


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —With more people insured under the Affordable Care Act, citizens might find it harder to get in to see their doctor -- and that has more people making a visit to the emergency room.

“Over the last two years, we've seen significant increase in volume,” said Michael Disney, physician medical director at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

Obamacare triggers surge in ER visits

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 12:02am

Old habits die hard.

One of the goals when Congress approved Obamacare in 2010 was that fewer people would use expensive emergency room care for everything from sore throats to urinary tract infections.

It hasn’t worked out that way.

Day of Dance Brings Dance, Fun and Health Together

Morning Brew

Morning Brew host and Duke City Dance Off dancer, Dan Mayfield, interivewed Chip Hindi and Kaleb Stratton from Enchantment Dancing on the morning show. Day of Dance will be held Saturday, February 13 at Albuquerque Embassy Suites beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Lovelace Health System welcomes James Washecka as Division CFO

Press Release


Lovelace Health System welcomes James Washecka as Division CFO

ALBUQUERQUE – January 29, 2016 – Lovelace Health System is pleased to announce that James Washecka, FHFMA, MBA, has been named as division chief financial officer, starting March 1.

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