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Medicare’s Hospital Compare website now rates your local hospital care

Las Cruces Sun-News
Bob Moos, for the Sun-News
You can compare hospitals on the basis of such factors as clinical outcomes, customer satisfaction and patient safety.
Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care they provide?
Emergencies obviously call for rushing to the nearest hospital. But when you have time to plan, it is worth doing some research and finding out which hospitals do the best job of caring for their patients.

45 hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates from heart failure

Becker's Hospital Review
Written by Heather Punke | August 02, 2016
The following is a list of hospitals with a 30-day readmission rate from heart failure of 18.6 percent or lower, according to data from CMS.
Information was pulled from Hospital Compare and is from July 2012 through June 2015, the most recent data available.
For reference, the national average heart failure readmission rate is 21.9 percent.
Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital — 16.3

Albuquerque Journal Readers' Choice Awards 2016: Dr. Duc Vuong, best physician

Albuquerque Journal


Winner: Dr. Duc Vuong
10501 Golf Course Rd NW

Dr. Duc Vuong is director of Lovelace Bariatrics at Lovelace Westside Hospital. He earned his medical degree from Texas  A & M in College Station, Texas, and he has completed extensive postgraduate and professional training in bariatric procedures and minimally invasive surgery.

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Hospital Compare website rates local hospitals

Carlsbad Current-Argus
Bob Moos, Southwest regional public affairs officer for the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Have you wondered how your area hospitals stack up in terms of the quality of care it provide?

Back to school is also busy season for hospitals

Albuquerque Business First
Marissa Higdon, Reporter, Albuquerque Business First
As they start getting ready to go back to school, students and their parents are hitting clothing stores, supply stores and the doctor's office. Back to school is a busy time for doctors and hospitals.

Lovelace Westside hosts back to school health fair

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – With the new school year rounding the corner, one local organization is helping them get ready for their return.
Lovelace Westside Hospital is hosting a Back To School Health Fair. The fair will host several health and wellness vendors and much more for families to take advantage of.
Farron Sneed, Lovelace Westside Hospital CEO, joined KRQE’s This Mornign team to discuss the fair. Watch above.

Lovelace Westside Hospital to host back to school health fair


KOAT interviewed Denise Campbell, director of nursing at Lovelace Westside Hospital, regarding the back-to-school health fair.

You can view the video here.

NICU babies have vounteer cuddlers to get enough human touch

Albuquerque hospitals use volunteers to hold and cuddle babies from the NICU when their parents can’t.
You’ll find nurse and doctors at the hospital, but baby cuddler is a coveted position done by volunteers. They hold the babies from the NICU when their parents aren’t able, to ensure they are given enough human touch. The volunteers love doing it.

Lovelace clinic moves ahead

Albuquerque Journal
Lovelace Health System will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for its new clinic in the South Valley.
The new freestanding facility is being built by Maestas Development Group and Four Daughters Development. Lovelace will lease 9,000 square feet, making room for an OB-GYN, certified nurse midwife, primary care physician and a primary care advanced practice provider, as well as dozens of staff members.

Three Lovelace Hospitals Named to Top 100 Best Places to Work

Three Lovelace Health System hospitals were named to Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016.

Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Women’s Hospital all made the list this year.

The recognition program, now in its ninth year, honors workplaces throughout the industry that help employees provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services.

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