News Stories

Lovelace Westside Hospital ranked 14th-safest hospital

Rio Rancho Observer

By Sterling Fluharty

In late March, Consumer Reports unveiled its hospital safety ratings and ranked Lovelace Westside Hospital No. 14 in the nation. The magazine rated 2,591 hospitals across the country, including several in New Mexico, according to a news release and the magazine’s website.

Taxpayers footing bill for over 80 percent of premium revenue at three NM insurers

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Though many Americans decry the possibility of a single-payer health care system, in which the government pays the bill, in New Mexico that system is pretty much here, according to financial reports filed with the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance.

Hospitals Report Surgery Rates

ABQ Journal

By Donna Olmstead

Dr. Sharon Phelan, medical director for labor and delivery at the University of New Mexico Hospital, also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says the cesarean section rate at the hospital, 21 or 22 percent, is slightly less than the state’s average. The rate of c-section for the first pregnancy or primary c-section is about 11 percent, she says.

Lovelace Westside Hospital among safest in U.S.

Albuquerque Business First

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter-Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Westside Hospital has been named one of the safest hospitals in the U.S. by Consumer Reports magazine.

The 80-bed hospital received a safety score of 73 out of a possible 100 and was 14th on Consumer Reports’ list of the nation’s safest hospitals. The magazine reviewed about 4,000 hospitals.

Dr. Cruz Interview with KASA This Morning

KASA This Morning

Dr. Eldie Cruz from Lovelace Medical Group was recently on KASA This Morning to discuss needlescopic surgery.

Special Delivery

ABQ Journal

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

Ellen Geske didn’t want her second daughter delivered by cesarean section, but a couple of issues in her pregnancy were making that a possibility.

Her baby was breech, meaning her head was up instead of down.

Also, she had an overabundance of amniotic fluid, she explains one afternoon at ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health on Montgomery.

Lovelace CEO: Cath lab shows a commitment to community

Roswell Daily Record

The new cath lab is just one example of the commitment to Roswell by Lovelace Regional Hospital, says CEO Dawn Tschabrun. The new cardiac catheterization laboratory held a grand opening on Tuesday, the facility is about six weeks old, Tschabrun said.

The cath lab is built with state-of-the-art technology that will allow providers to treat a variety of patients with cardiovascular and vascular conditions with minimally invasive surgical procedures. 

Lovelace CEO: Volunteers critical to providing compassionate care

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

They greet patients when they come into the hospital, deliver magazines to patients in their rooms and sometimes they just sit with patients and talk with them.

Lovelace Volunteers Honored


KRQE came out to the Lovelace Volunteer Awards celebration. They interviewed long-time Lovelace Westside Hospital volunteer Audrey Stern who has volunteered more than 11,000 hours.

New Cath Lab Opens at Lovelace Regional Hospital

Lovelace Health System

Lovelace Regional Hospital will celebrate the opening of a new cardiac catheterization laboratory on Tuesday, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. The hospital is located at 117 East 19th Street in Roswell. 

“We are proud to bring this needed service to our community,” said Dawn Tschabrun, CEO, Lovelace Regional Hospital. “The cath lab will expand cardiology services for southeastern New Mexico and allow for a higher level of treatment for residents in this area.” 

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