News Stories

People on the Move: April Hawkes

Albuquerque Business First

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.

View the original story here.

For fourth straight year, Roswell to host state’s Senior Olympics

Roswell Daily Record
The New Mexico Senior Olympics is coming back to Roswell this week.
 
The games will begin Wednesday and run through Saturday. Some 1,100 adults, ages 50 and older, will be competing in 27 individual sports, including archery, bowling, cycling, track and field, dance, table tennis and pickleball.
 
Participants will begin arriving in Roswell today for the four-day competition.
 

Research shows work stress leads to poor heart health

KOB
Working parents have a lot on their plates, and that stress can weigh on minds and bodies. New research shows women working more than 40 hours a week are doing even more damage to their health. But there is something that can be done, even if changing work schedules is not an option.
Dr. Brendan Cavanaugh of the New Mexico Heart Institute, who operates out of Heart Hospital at Lovelace Medical Center, says most young parents dealing with heart problems face stress at work or home.

Three NM medical practices picked for cancer care project

Albuquerque Journal
By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Three New Mexico medical practices are among the 200 nationwide selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to participate in a care delivery model that encourages higher quality, more coordinated cancer care.
 
Indeed, one Albuquerque medical group’s treatment methods — New Mexico Hematology Consultants — will be incorporated in the initiative.
 

Applause for Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center

Albuquerque Journal

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at the 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 the Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized with this award.

View the original story here.

New Lovelace center focuses on sleep

Albuquerque Journal
By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 at 2:20pm
 
The new Lovelace Sleep Center has four beds, from which a patient with a sleep disorder can be monitored so a treatment plan can be developed. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)
A new center at Lovelace Westside Hospital has opened to help sleep-challenged patients get more shut eye.
 

Thanks to doctors, staff at Lovelace for care

Roswell Daily Record
June 14, 2016 • Dear Editor
 
My family and I would like to thank Dr. Wenner, Dr. Alkhouri, Dr. Rader, Dr. Hernandez, and Dr. Chechani for the [auth] care that they gave me during my stay at Lovelace.
I also want to thank the staff and nurses for their care and becoming my second family.
 
A special thank you to Maddie and her entertaining ways. I miss all of you. God bless each and every one of you and your families.
Lucy Barela
Roswell
 

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.

News and Events

What are some ways I can prepare for Labor and Delivery?

Preparing for childbirth is no easy task, but Lovelace Health System and Labor of Love are here t