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Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center offering new treatment for high-risk cardiac patients

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ALBUQUERQUE (March 22, 2015) – The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has announced that it now offers Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery for high-risk cardiac patients, thanks to the new hybrid operating room, which opened in February. The minimally invasive procedure is a last resort for patients who have conditions that prohibit them from getting open-heart surgery, such as age, sickness or prior open-heart surgery.

Lovelace Medical Group Women’s Health is expanding

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ALBUQUERQUE (March 18, 2016) – Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) will be expanding with the addition of ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health providers through a recent transaction by LMG effective May 1. The addition of the ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health will extend LMG’s women’s services including Vicky Peng, M.D.; Paul Shelburne, M.D.; Joel Teicher, M.D.; Dorothy Beach, CNM; Tambra Bensch, CNM; Melynda Lopez , CNM; and Dympna Ryan, CNM. ABQ Health Partners will continue to offer Gynecological (GYN) services.

Lovelace Health System’s customer service programs awarded 2016 ISPI Award of Excellence

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ALBUQUERQUE (March 15, 2016) – Lovelace Health System has received a 2016 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Award of Excellence for Outstanding Human Performance Intervention for its customer experience project.

Lovelace Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

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Award demonstrates Lovelace Medical Center’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients

February 22, 2016 – Albuquerque – Lovelace Medical Center was once again recognized for its commitment to and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

The hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.

Lovelace Westside Hospital designated as a Pinwheel Champion by Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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ALBUQUERQUE – February 9, 2016 – Lovelace Westside Hospital is pleased to announce that they have been designated a Pinwheel Champion by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC). The hospital is the only one in New Mexico to have received this designation.

Lovelace Health System welcomes James Washecka as Division CFO

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Lovelace Health System welcomes James Washecka as Division CFO

ALBUQUERQUE – January 29, 2016 – Lovelace Health System is pleased to announce that James Washecka, FHFMA, MBA, has been named as division chief financial officer, starting March 1.

Lovelace Health System raises over $440,000 for United Way

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ALBUQUERQUE (December 11, 2015) – Employees of Lovelace Health System raised a total of $442,245 for United Way of Central New Mexico and United Way of Chaves County in the annual fundraising campaign this fall.

Heart Hospital at Lovelace Medical Center named to national 50 top-performing hospitals list

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ALBUQUERQUE (November 10, 2015) – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was named one of Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular (heart) success in 2015. This is the second year the hospital has been on the list. Patient outcomes from Heart Hospital of New Mexico, which falls under Lovelace Medical Center, were used to measure this national distinction.

Lovelace Westside Hospital earns national recognition for distinction in bariatric surgery

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ALBUQUERQUE – October 23, 2015 – Lovelace Westside Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in bariatric surgery.

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