Lovelace Officially Opens Westside Women's Services

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Westside Hospital today will officially celebrate the opening of its new women’s services facility at Lovelace Westside Hospital.

The 2,800-square-foot facility will allow for a higher level of care for expectant mothers, said Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, chief of Women Services for Lovelace Health System.

The Westside hospital has been delivering babies using midwives, and the new facility will allow for a fuller scope of services.

“If there is a higher acuity of patient then doctors can take care of them,” at the hospital, Lichtmacher said.

Lovelace officials will also be celebrating the third anniversary of the Family Birthing Center at LWH. In 2013, 3,200 babies were delivered at LWH and Lovelace Women's Hospital, said Lovelace spokeswoman Laurie Volkin.

The primary reason for opening the women’s services center at LWH “is to allow patients to get the care that is convenient to them,” Lichtmacher said. “Many live on the Westside and we want to deliver care close to where they are.”

Albuquerque Business First

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