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Martinez makes her appointments to health insurance exchange board

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday made her six appointments to the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board of directors.

The appointments include New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Sidonie Squier and Ben Slocum, president and CEO of Lovelace Health Plan, Martinez’s office said.

The board, which is charged with building the state’s insurance exchange, will hold its first meeting in Albuquerque on April 29 and 30.

Martinez’s other appointees were:

Governor appoints NM health exchange board members

Associated Press

By Barry Massey/Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named medical care, insurance and business officials to the governing board of New Mexico's state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months.

The exchange is to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage.

Martinez on Thursday announced six appointees to the exchange's board of directors. They join six members named by legislators.

Volunteers play key role in hospital care

Albuquerque Business First

 Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

At Lovelace Health System’s hospitals they cuddle babies, deliver beverages to patients’ rooms, work the information desks and provide spiritual guidance to patients.

At Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ hospitals they play music and sing to patients, sew pillows, staff the gift shops and help out in the emergency rooms.

They are volunteers, and they provide valuable services to patients and free up clinical staff to practice medicine.

Lovelace, Atrinea open new Rio Rancho clinic

Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health System President and CEO Ron Stern said that the new Rio Rancho clinic will offer a patient-centered medical home model where four primary care doctors will coordinate all of a patient's care.

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health Plan on Thursday formally dedicated its newest clinic opened in conjunction with Atrinea Health.

Governor appoints NM health exchange board members

Associated Press

By Barry Massey/Associated Press
April 25, 2013

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named medical care, insurance and business officials to the governing board of New Mexico's state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months.

The exchange is to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage.

Martinez on Thursday announced six appointees to the exchange's board of directors. They join six members named by legislators.

Dr. John Iacuone Named Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Plan

Lovelace Health System

ALBUQUERQUE – John Iacuone, M.D., MBA, has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Plan.
 

Defibrillators Distributed to State Police

KOAT-TV

State Police now have a new device to help save lives. More than 72 defibrillators were given to officers today. State police say in the near future an additional 80 Units will have the heart saving devices. Earlier this month Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation donated $15,000 to the New Mexico State Police to purchase automated defibrillators. They say heart attack victims living in rural areas have a decreased mortality rate with the devices.

KOAT-TV

Hospital wins Zia award

ABQ Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer

 
Registered Nurse Crystal McClain listens to patient Steven Thompson’s heart in the medical surgical unit at the Lovelace Westside Hospital. The hospital has a program that enables nurses and other employees to help develop new ideas to improve patient care. (ROSALIE RAYBURN/JOURNAL)

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