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Lovelace Westside Hospital earns four-star CMS score

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 14, 2016 — Lovelace Westside Hospital was one of three hospitals in the state of New Mexico to earn a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 
 
The star-rating is based on seven criteria: mortality outcomes, readmission outcomes, safety outcomes, patient experience (via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey), imaging efficiency, timeliness of care and effectiveness of care. 
 

Dishing the dirt on Lovelace's new site

Albuquerque Journal
By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 12:02am
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heavy equipment is on site grading for the future Lovelace Medical Group office building at Jefferson and Osuna.

Editorial: Patient transfer deal helps UNMH, Lovelace, patients

Albuquerque Journal
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 12:05am
Relief is on the way for the ever-crowded emergency room at the University of New Mexico Hospital.
It’s routine for patients to sit for hours in jammed emergency room waiting areas and then in temporary beds adjacent to the ER while waiting to be admitted. A patient transfer agreement with Lovelace Health System should provide some relief.
 

Editorial: Patient transfer deal helps UNMH, Lovelace, patients

Albuquerque Journal
By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at 12:05am
Relief is on the way for the ever-crowded emergency room at the University of New Mexico Hospital.
It’s routine for patients to sit for hours in jammed emergency room waiting areas and then in temporary beds adjacent to the ER while waiting to be admitted. A patient transfer agreement with Lovelace Health System should provide some relief.
 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award for second year

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 10, 2016 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific high quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This is the second year in a row the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized with this award. 
 

Varios hospitales de Nuevo México tienen el programa de abrazos

KLUZ
Albuquerque, (ENTRAVISION).- El programa de abrazos ayuda los recién nacidos que tienen complicaciones por las adicciones de su madre. Varios hospitales del estado han implementado este programa.
 
(The cuddler program helps recent newborns who have complications due to their mothers’ addictions. Many hospitals in the state have implemented this program.)
 

11 Hospitals to Avoid If You Don't Want a C-Section Birth

Consumer Reports
By Joel Keehn
June 09, 2016
In many cases, a C-section birth is absolutely necessary. But often it is not: Researchers estimate that in almost half of the cesareans performed in the U.S, the babies could have been safely delivered vaginally instead.
 

People on the Move: Anita Sloan-Garcia

Albuquerque Business First
New Hire
Endocrinology at Lovelace Medical Group
EDUCATION:  University of Chicago (IL), University of New Mexico-Main Campus (Albuquerque, NM)
Sloan-Garcia, a new hire at Lovelace Medical Group, is board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism and internal medicine. She is a published and award-winning medical researcher and is accepting patients at Lovelace Medical Group Northside.
 

Deal between Lovelace Health System and UNMH could get patients treated faster

KRQE

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A deal between Lovelace Health System and the University of New Mexico Health System could get patients treated faster. Under a new partnership, patients waiting for an emergency room at UNM-H could be transferred to one of Lovelace’s acute-care hospitals in Albuquerque. According to the Albuquerque Journal, the partnership will free up UNM-H, the state’s only level one trauma care center, to deal with more complex cases.

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