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.
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 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.
Marissa Higdon, Editorial Intern, Albuquerque Business First
Through the New Mexico Coalition for Healthcare Value, employers are leveraging their purchasing power to drive change in the health care industry.
"In the past, employers have never really leveraged their power," said the coalition's Project Director Patricia Montoya. "But they're paying more for health care now, so they're getting more involved."
A physician assistant with experience in general surgery, orthopedics and emergency surgical services, Hawkes is now a part of Lovelace Medical Group (LMG). She is an active volunteer in the community and currently serves on the NM Board of Pharmacy. She works at the LMG Hospital Loop location.