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Lovelace Medical Group clinic recognized as Patient Centered Medical Home

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ALBUQUERQUE – February 27, 2017 – Lovelace Medical Group has announced its largest clinic was recently recognized as a Level 1 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The recognition puts the Lovelace Medical Group on the map as a beacon of high-quality care and service to patients.

Lovelace Medical Center receives national accreditation in radiation oncology

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ALBUQUERQUE – February 20, 2017 – Lovelace Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
 
This accreditation represents the highest level of quality and patient safety in radiation oncology and is awarded only to facilities meeting specific practice guidelines and technical standards.
 

Lovelace Health System earns recognition as New Mexico family-friendly workplace

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Status will give Lovelace an edge in competition to attract highest-quality applicants
 
(ALBUQUERQUE) – October 26, 2016 - Lovelace Health System earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.
 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center implants first-of-its-kind naturally dissolving heart stent in patient with coronary artery disease

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ALBUQUERQUE, OCTOBER 4, 2016 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center today became the first hospital in the state to offer patients with coronary artery disease a new treatment option that literally disappears over time. 
 

Lovelace Westside Hospital earns four-star CMS score

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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. 
 

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

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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. 
 

UNMH, Lovelace partner with transfer agreement

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ALBUQUERQUE, May 31, 2016 – University of New Mexico Health System and Lovelace Health System are partnering on a patient transfer plan that aims to improve access to hospital medical care in New Mexico.
Under a newly developed clinical partnership, patients waiting in UNM Hospital’s emergency department to be admitted to a hospital room may be transferred to an available room at any of three Lovelace acute-care hospitals in Albuquerque, if the patient consents. 
 

Lovelace selects Epic for its hospitals and clinics

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Epic to replace 80 software systems and improve care, experience & work environment

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (May 10, 2016) – Lovelace Health System has selected Epic, the industry’s leading provider of electronic health record software, to unite its hospitals, clinics and physician groups under a single information-sharing platform.

Lovelace Medical Center recognized as top-performing hospital by Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 9, 2016 – Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized as a top-performing hospital in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program. This award is based on Lovelace Medical Center’s 2015 performance in the Midas+ National Comparative Database for clinical performance in several key areas, including utilization efficiency and clinical efficacy measures and risk-adjusted length of stay and mortality outcome measures.

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