News Stories

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.

Don't Bug Me 2015


Lovelace Health System sponsored the 7th annual Don't Bug Me campaign to help prevent the flu at Valle Vista Elementary School on November 5, 2015. This flu prevention campaign centers around teaching third grade students proper hand washing techniques and other ways to prevent the flu. The children received Don't Bug Me flu prevention materials and Don't Bug Me tee shirts. Carmen Cedillos, RN, the school nurse, helped Dr. Felipe Zanghellini teach 80 third-grade students the proper way to wash their hands and cover their mouths when they coughed or sneezed. 

People on the Move: John Bond, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. John Bond has joined Lovelace Medical Group as a family physician. He is board-certified with over 30 years of experience. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Geriatric Society. He is interested in providing care to New Mexico's seniors.

See the original story here

People on the Move: Edmee Rodriguez, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Edmee Rodriguez has joined Lovelace Medical Group as an internal medicine physician. She is board-certified with over 25 years of experience and a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the New Mexico Medical Association. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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News and Events

Lovelace leadership series – an interview with Vanessa Moreton

Vanessa Moreton, RN works in the same unit today that she was hired into as a new nursing graduat

You already have what it takes

It’s bedtime. I’ve worked hard all day and my children are finally asleep.

Love Your Career Job Fair October 25

PTs and RNs, want to love your career?