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Lovelace Health System at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


Lovelace Health System has been the official health care provider for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta for nearly two decades, and runs the first aid station at the event. KOAT took a look at the first aid station's capabilities on October 7. Watch the video below. 

People on the Move: Misty Gordon

Albuquerque Business First

Misty Gordon joined Lovelace Women’s Hospital as the chief financial officer on Sept, 14. Gordon has over 15 years of experience in financial administration, including serving most recently as the CFO of Mat-Su Regional Hospital in Palmer, Alaska.

Lovelace NICU re-union brings parents and staff happiness


By: Danielle Todesco, KOB Eyewitness News

Many parents come back to Lovelace annually to say thank you to the staff that helped their children get better.

Parents are thankful to the staff at the Lovelace Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for making sure their babies got better.

“It is so wonderful to be able to come back and see all of the nurses... we have pictures of when she was first born and see the doctors and nurses who literally saved her life,”  said mother Tara Lubchenco.

Dr. Torre Near joins Lovelace Medical Group

Albuquerque Journal

Torre Near, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a board-certified internal medicine physician practicing at the Lovelace Northside location, 6100 Pan American Fwy. NE. Near has 20 years’ experience providing care in New Mexico. She has a medical degree from UNM and completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin. Near is a member of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and the New Mexico State Medical Society.

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New technology at Lovelace reduces need for second breast cancer surgeries

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

Five months after its introduction at Lovelace Women's Hospital, Dune Medical Devices' MarginProbe technology has reduced the need for second lumpectomy surgeries from 9 percent to zero percent.

According to Dr. Cal Ridgeway, medical director for the breast cancer center at the hospital, the technology could also save thousands of dollars.

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital celebrates National Rehabilitation Awareness Week

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – September 21, 2015 – In celebration of National Rehabilitation Awareness Week September 20-26, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is holding several events.

The first is the second annual Therapy Pet Parade on Tuesday, September 22 from 10am-11am in the hospital lobby. This event recognizes the importance of therapy pets such as dogs and cats used to help patients through physical or occupational therapy. Bystanders are welcome to participate.

Girls' Night Out and Self-Care Tips for Breast Cancer Patients

The Morning Brew

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Cancer Navigator Sandra Arellano appeared on The Morning Brew Thursday, September 17 with two representatives from Anita Salas Memorial Fund to discuss breast cancer self-care and the upcoming Girls’ Night Out event.

Debbie L. Sue named to board of examiners

Albuquerque Journal

Debbie L. Sue, director of therapy services at the Lovelace Women’s Hospital, has been named to the board of examiners for the 2015 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Albuquerque's nursing shortage not exactly what it seems - here's why

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ - September 9, 2015

The oft talked about nursing shortage in Albuquerque isn't exactly what it seems.

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