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Why More Women Should Check Yelp Before Giving Birth


Yelp recently started a hospital review section where patients can rank hospitals. Healthline interviewed Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women's services for Lovelace Health System regarding cesarean section rates and why women should research hospitals before determining where to give birth. 

The robo-doctor is in

The Albuquerque Journal

Lovelace Women's Hospital, the only hospital in New Mexico recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, recently attained a new daVinci Xi robotic surgical device. The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Mario J. Leyba, M.D., a general surgeon at the hospital, about the device's capabilities and the benefits of robotic surgery.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital establishes Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program to improve surgical patient outcomes

Press Release
Lovelace Women’s Hospital has announced they have formally established an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Colon Surgery program affiliated with the ERAS Society USA®.
As of May 1, 2017, all elective colon surgeries are included in the program. Additional surgical specialties are expected to be added in the future.

Consumer Reports Analysis: Most U.S. Hospitals’ C-Section Rates Exceeding National Targets

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports recently listed Lovelace Women’s Hospital as one of the U.S. hospitals in the large hospital category with the lowest C-section rates for the second year in a row.
According to Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, chief of women’s services at Lovelace Health System:

16 large hospitals with the lowest C-section rates

Becker's Hospital Review

Lovelace Women's Hospital was named to a list in Consumer Reports of large hospitals with the lowest rates of cesarean section in the U.S. Becker's Hospital Review reiterated the findings in a short article, which you can read below. 

Health entities fill prescription for efficiencies

Albuquerque Journal

The Albuquerque Journal discusses ways that health care entities are working together to bring quality care to patients in Albuquerque and New Mexico. 

Two Lovelace Health System facilities named to Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work 2017 list

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, June 6, 2017 – Lovelace Health System is pleased to announce that Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Women’s Hospital were both named to Modern Healthcare Best  Places to Work in Healthcare 2017 list.
This is Lovelace Medical Center’s second time on the list, while Lovelace Women’s Hospital has appeared nine years in a row. Both facilities were the only two in New Mexico named to the list this year. 

Lovelace, UNM Medical Group celebrate opening of new rehab hospital


Lovelace Health System and UNM Medical Group celebrated the grand opening of the Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital on Wednesday, May 31 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Click on the link below to view the clip from KRQE.

Mortally Maternal

Santa Fe Reporter

Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women's services, spoke with the Santa Fe Reporter about how Lovelace Health System is working to reduce the number of maternal deaths from childbirth in New Mexico. Click the link below to read the article. 

Lovelace, UNM open join rehab hospital

Albuquerque Journal

Lovelace UNM Rehabiliation Hospital celebrated a grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. The Albuquerque Journal discussed the new partnership and what it will mean for patients in Albuquerque.