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.
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.
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.
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.
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.