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

Press Release

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 announces provider expansion

Albuquerque Business First

Christopher Ortiz
Assistant Managing Editor
Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Medical Group Women’s Health is adding additional providers.

Lovelace announced it is expanding with the addition of ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health providers through a recent transaction. Financial details weren't immediately disclosed in Lovelace's announcement.

The new providers will move their practices to Lovelace Medical Group’s women’s clinics located at 4705 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 301 and Lovelace's Westside location at 10511 Golf Course Road NW.

Lovelace hires medical director for radiation oncology

Albuquerque Journal

By Charlie Moore / Business Editor

Heyoung McBride, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health System as medical director of radiation oncology.

McBride, a board-certified radiation oncologist, previously worked as a clinical associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the Barrow Neurological Institute. She has a master’s degree in radiation biophysics and a medical degree, both from the University of Kansas; and completed her residency and ASTRO research fellowship at the University of Arizona.

Lovelace Medical Group Women’s Health is expanding

Press Release

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.

CYFD expands heart galleries across state

KOB

Erica Zucco, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Updated: 03/18/2016 5:48 PM
Created: 03/18/2016 5:02 PM

The new digital "heart gallery" at Lovelace Medical Center is one of now nearly 40 displays around the state. It shows photos of smiling kids who have hopes, dreams and hobbies, but need homes.

Close to the heart

Roswell Daily Record

The Heart Gallery is now up and running at the Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell.

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

Press Release

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.

People on the Move: Amanda Story, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Story is a board-certified radiation oncologist joining the Lovelace Cancer Center's comprehensive program. She is a member of the American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha. She has been in practice over 25 years.

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People on the Move: Heyoung McBride, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. McBride is a board-certified radiation oncologist, as well as a member of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, where she serves on the clinical practice guidelines committee, American Brachytherapy Society, American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Gynecologic Oncology.

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Area mother, son share Leap Year birthdays

KOAT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Lorina Justus was technically just 6 years old when she gave birth to her son David. That's because she's a leap year baby, and so is David.

"He's 11 years old today!" joked Justus. "He's not legal yet and neither am I!"

Doctors told Lorina the odds of a mother born on Feb. 29 and having her child on Feb. 29 are astronomical: 2 million to one.

They now share a birthday with little Sandra Corrine Guereque, one of Albuquerque's newest leap year babies, who was born Monday morning at Lovelace Hospital.

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