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First baby of 2016 born at Lovelace Women's Hospital


The first baby of 2016 in Albuquerque was born at Lovelace Women's Hospital at 12:29am.


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With New Year upon us, so are New Year's resolutions


With the start of 2016, many people are setting New Year’s resolutions.

Erica Zucco’s is to pick up the art and sport of dance at Enchantment Dancing and to get fit in the process.

"It's good for the mind, body and soul," Kaleb Stratton said.

When you set a resolution, you may have a goal in mind. But Chip Hindi says he sees a lot of new dancers with each New Year, and says to be open to more than that.

Family welcomes first arrival of 2016

Roswell Daily Record

Lucy Gray Perini, born around 2am Jan 1, was Lovelace Regional Hospital's first special delivery of 2016. Perini is the first-born child of Michael and McKenie Perini of Carlsbad. McKenzie said Lucy was born in the midst of a New Year's Eve party at the hospital surrounded by three sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2015

Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following female leaders to its annual list of 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know.

 These 130 women, who are executives at hospitals and health systems across the nation, have established themselves as successful leaders within the ever-changing healthcare industry.

People on the Move: Lara Wengert

Albuquerque Business First

Wengert will be responsible for the clinical liaison team, case management functions of the organization and selected quality initiatives. She has been integral in marketing, business development and quality at the hospital, and has been a licensed speech language pathologist for over 18 years.

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People on the Move: Mark Walker, DO

Albuquerque Business First

r. Walker brings over 20 years of experience as a physician, as well as vast clinical research experience in diabetes, incontinence and joint pain. He earned a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the Univ. of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He will work out of the Westside location.

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Lovelace searches for CFO after exec takes California position

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

Lovelace Health System's chief financial officer, Stephen Forney, has stepped down from his role with the organization after almost six years.

According to Katherine Cox, communications manager for LHS, Forney's departure was not the result of discord with the organization.

"It was a personal decision for Stephen Forney to leave Lovelace Health System and Albuquerque. He was instrumental to the growth and success of Lovelace and has helped to better position the organization for the future," Cox said. "A national search is underway for his position."

Lovelace Health System raises over $440,000 for United Way

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (December 11, 2015) – Employees of Lovelace Health System raised a total of $442,245 for United Way of Central New Mexico and United Way of Chaves County in the annual fundraising campaign this fall.

People on the Move: Candace Reid, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Candace Reid has been a certified nurse midwife since 2010 and was a registered nurse for seven years in both Labor & Delivery and the Emergency Department. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and a certified lactation counselor. She joins the Lovelace Westside Women's clinic.

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Women's health clinic opens at Lovelace Westside

Rio Rancho Observer

Lovelace Medical Group recently celebrated the opening of a new women’s health clinic at Lovelace Westside Medical Pavilion, 10511 Golf Course Road NW.

The new clinic will provide expanded services to women on Albuquerque’s Westside and in Rio Rancho, including access to new technology for minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, prenatal care and other women’s issues.

State Rep. Monica Youngblood, the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce attended Thursday's ribbon-cutting, as did several other local dignitaries.

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