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Los Lunas nurse recognized for her dedication to patients and their families at critical time

Valencia County News-Bulletin

By Deborah Fox

LOS LUNAS — There must be a special place reserved in heaven for nurses because it takes tremendous compassion and selflessness to do the job, especially in critical care units.

Nurse Windra M. Stringham can certainly count on a place beyond the pearly gates because as one family member of a patient she cared for said, Nurse Stringham is a gem and an angel.

Albuquerque hospital lands on top national list

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

Albuquerque's Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has been named by Truven Health Analytics as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for cardiovascular outcomes.

According to Rachelle Spencer, administrator of the hospital, the award is the result of a two-year journey, wherein the institution made concerted efforts to improve patient outcomes.

Lots of love from Lovelace

Roswell Daily Record
Roswell Lovelace employees have been participating in fundraising events to raise money for local charitable causes. The hospital invited local leaders to a reception in the hospital lobby on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to thank local charitable agencies for their community support. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell CEO Dawn Tschabrun joined Board of Trustees President Bill Owen to present representatives from Goodwill, Assurance Home, Roswell Refuge and the Alzheimer’s Walk with checks they can use to help those in need from the community.

Lovelace in midst of big parking project at Downtown area hospital

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

One surprising factor contributed to a push for big renovations currently underway at Lovelace Medical Center near Downtown Albuquerque: physician recruitment.

Launched recently, the about $1 million, 120,000-square-foot project will completely makeover the parking structure at the Downtown area hospital, located at 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. NE, allowing for easier access for patients and hospital employees.

A ‘beautiful distraction’ from illness at Lovelace Westside

Rio Rancho Observer


Observer staff writer 

Regional artist Donna Knight is helping hospital patients heal — posthumously.

Knight was a patient at Lovelace Westside Hospital who died from mesothelioma in March, two weeks shy of her 75th birthday. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen.

Heart Hospital in ABQ one of top performing

Albuquerque Journal

By ABQnews Staff

Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 2:57pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was again named among the 50 top-performing hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular success by Truven Health Analytics.

The rankings were based on re-admission rates, patient survival rates, complications and length of stay.

“Being named to this list for the second year in a row is proof that we are moving toward our goals of excellence,” said Rachelle Spencer, hospital administrator.

Linda Jones welcomed

Roswell Daily Record
Lovelace Regional Hospital–Roswell is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Linda Jones. Jones is a family nurse practitioner with more than seven years of experience working with adults and children. Linda earned her master of science in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso and has provided care to the Roswell community since 2008. She is fluent in Spanish and is a certified pediatric nurse. Jones is committed to providing compassionate care to patients in the community and will be practicing at the Lovelace Health Care Center on 1112 N. Main St. in Roswell.

Lovelace Westside Hospital puts art on the roof for patients


Ashley Dunworth, who works in the Dietary Department at Lovelace Westside Hospital, was inspired by a patient to organize a group of painters to paint murals on the hospital's rooftop in order to improve the view from patient room. The hospital held a reception to honor the patient who inspired the artwork and to celebrate the completion of the murals.

KRQE Channel 13 covered the reception below.


‘Stayin’ Alive’s’ beat can truly help one do that

Albuquerque Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn

The ’70s-era Bee Gees disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” has taken on a whole new meaning in classes that teach moves that can be critical for heart attack victims.

The beat of the song that had the world mimicking John Travolta’s dance moves exactly matches the timing to give the needed chest compressions when giving cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Heart Hospital at Lovelace Medical Center named to national 50 top-performing hospitals list

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (November 10, 2015) – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was named one of Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular (heart) success in 2015. This is the second year the hospital has been on the list. Patient outcomes from Heart Hospital of New Mexico, which falls under Lovelace Medical Center, were used to measure this national distinction.

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