Lovelace Bariatrics at Lovelace Westside Hospital is the first bariatric surgery center in New Mexico to be accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons, according to a news release.
“We are proud to be the only bariatric center in New Mexico to receive this prestigious accreditation,” said Farron Sneed, CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital. “Patients can be assured that we are providing the highest quality of care through our bariatric program.”
ALBUQUERQUE (June 11) – In May 2014, the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was the only hospital in New Mexico to receive the silver Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center quality achievement award from the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This is currently the highest recognition in New Mexico.
Additionally, the Heart Hospital is the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Albuquerque, as recognized through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
An Albuquerque hospital is receiving a huge honor. The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has won the Mission Lifeline Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the response time and quality of treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. It’s the only hospital in the state to receive the award. The Heart Hospital is also the only accredited Chest Pain Center in Albuquerque.
One of the theories behind the Affordable Care Act was that with most every American getting health insurance, visits to hospital emergency rooms would decline as more people got preventive care from primary care doctors.
But a survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians shows the opposite is happening.
Nearly 100,000 new members will gain access to highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care
Albuquerque, N.M. May 28, 2014 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not include Lovelace’s hospitals, providers, pharmacies or clinics.