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UNMH, Lovelace partner with transfer agreement

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, May 31, 2016 – University of New Mexico Health System and Lovelace Health System are partnering on a patient transfer plan that aims to improve access to hospital medical care in New Mexico.
Under a newly developed clinical partnership, patients waiting in UNM Hospital’s emergency department to be admitted to a hospital room may be transferred to an available room at any of three Lovelace acute-care hospitals in Albuquerque, if the patient consents. 

Derrick Jones always finds time for family

Albuquerque Business First

Joe Cardillo, Reporter

Like a lot of health care executives, Derrick Jones has long days. 

Lovelace, UNMH cooperate on ER overflow

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Lovelace Health System and University of New Mexico Health System have signed off on a patient transfer deal to help  when UNM emergency department beds are in short supply.

The two organizations on Tuesday said under a newly developed clinical partnership, patients waiting in UNM Hospital’s emergency department to be admitted to a hospital room may be transferred to an available room at any of three Lovelace acute-care hospitals in Albuquerque, if the patient consents.

Celebrate caregivers at our city’s hospitals

Roswell Daily Record

Dear Editor

Eastern New Mexico Medical Center and Lovelace Regional Hospital were a buzz with celebrations May 8-14 for National Hospital Week!

The week celebrates hospitals and the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care from the heart. The Roswell Chamber of Commerce would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals in our community — physicians, nurses, therapists, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more — for their contributions.

Lovelace Medical Group announces new partnership

Albuquerque Business First
Christopher Ortiz, Managing Editor, Albuquerque Business First
Lovelace Medical Group is joining ABQ Health Partners Affiliate Program in collaboration with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico.

People on the Move: Hope Wade, CFO

Albuquerque Business First

Hope Wade brings over 20 years of experience in health care financial management, including most recently as the executive director of finance at Norther Arizona Healthcare. Wade also served there as the interim CFO. She is a licensed and experienced certified public accountant.

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Lovelace Health System names new CFO

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hope Wade, CPA, has joined the Lovelace Health System as chief financial officer for the Lovelace Medical Group. 

Wade has 20 years’ experience in health care management. She previously served as the executive director of finance at Northern Arizona Healthcare; as a controller over both a health plan and a hospital at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma; and as a financial analyst for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.

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Lovelace selects Epic for its hospitals and clinics

Press Release

Epic to replace 80 software systems and improve care, experience & work environment

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (May 10, 2016) – Lovelace Health System has selected Epic, the industry’s leading provider of electronic health record software, to unite its hospitals, clinics and physician groups under a single information-sharing platform.

Lovelace hires firm to overhaul electronic records

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Epic changes are coming to the Lovelace Health System.

Lovelace parent company Ardent Health Services Wednesday said it has entered into a contract with electronic health records developer Epic to replace 80 information systems in use across Lovelace and other Ardent facilities. The investment will increase efficiencies in such areas as registration, billing, clinical applications, ehealth and population health initiatives, said Lovelace officials.

Lovelace Medical Center recognized as top-performing hospital by Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – May 9, 2016 – Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized as a top-performing hospital in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program. This award is based on Lovelace Medical Center’s 2015 performance in the Midas+ National Comparative Database for clinical performance in several key areas, including utilization efficiency and clinical efficacy measures and risk-adjusted length of stay and mortality outcome measures.

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