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Lovelace Medical Center to open new adult inpatient psychiatric unit in April 2016

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (March 29, 2015) – Lovelace Medical Center has announced a 25-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit will open at the hospital on in early April, 2016.

There is a strong community need for adult psychiatric services in Albuquerque, as most existing facilities are at capacity more often than not. While there are several facilities devoted to geriatric or pediatric psychiatric services, the leadership at Lovelace Medical Center identified the need to expand services for adult patients.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital selected for two Women’s Choice Awards

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (March 23, 2015) – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently honored with two Women’s Choice Awards for Patient Safety and America’s Best Breast Centers. This is the second year in a row the hospital has earned the America’s Best Breast Centers designation. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to be recognized for both awards.

People on the Move: Dympna Ryan, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Ryan brings over 30 years of experience and specializes in pregnancy, birth and postpartum services. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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People on the Move: Melynda Lopez, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Lopez has several years of experience in midwifery care, including home birth, long-term birth control implantation and removal and other women’s health concerns. She received the Maternity Nursing Convocation Award from UNM in 2012.

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People on the Move: Tambra Bensch, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Bensch has over 20 years of experience and particularly enjoys caring for young teens. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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People on the Move: Joel Teicher, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Teicher is a generalist in obstetrics and gynecology with an interest in twins, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and preventive health. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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People on the Move: Dorothy Beach, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Beach brings over 25 years of experience in women’s health, including experience in midwifery education, postpartum adjustment and family-centered maternity care. She is board-certified by the American Midwifery Board Association and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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People on the Move: Paul Shelburne, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Shelburne has been an OB-GYN in Albuquerque for over 22 years. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the New Mexico Medical Board, and is a member of many organizations, such as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.

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People on the Move: Vicky Peng, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Peng has been an OB-GYN in Albuquerque for over 15 years. She attended the University of Missouri for her undergraduate and medical school training. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the New Mexico Medical Board.

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People on the Move: Mark Bryniarski, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Bryniarski will lead a neurosurgery program out of Lovelace Medical Center. He is board-certified and is a member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, The Facial Pain Association and is a published author and renowned speaker.

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