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.
Candace Reid has been a certified nurse midwife since 2010 and was a registered nurse for seven years in both Labor & Delivery and the Emergency Department. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and a certified lactation counselor. She joins the Lovelace Westside Women's clinic.
Lovelace Medical Group recently celebrated the opening of a new women’s health clinic at Lovelace Westside Medical Pavilion, 10511 Golf Course Road NW.
The new clinic will provide expanded services to women on Albuquerque’s Westside and in Rio Rancho, including access to new technology for minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, prenatal care and other women’s issues.
State Rep. Monica Youngblood, the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce attended Thursday's ribbon-cutting, as did several other local dignitaries.
Staff from Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell and Interim Home Health visited the Chaves County JOY Centers Inc. on Tuesday to present a donation of winter items for seniors identified by JOY Center staff. The effort began in 2014 when a home-delivered-meals recipient was found riding the bus all day to keep warm because she had no heat in her home. Interim Home Health stepped in to donate a heater, as well as food and blankets to her and others in need.
There’s now a new women’s health clinic in Albuquerque. Officials opened the doors to the Lovelace medical group facility Thursday. It’s next to their Westside hospital near Golf Course Road and McMahon.
Hospital officials say they built the center to care for the high number of female patients especially those expecting a new child in their life. Instead of going to the hospital officials say deliveries can be done at this care center.
Lovelace plans to expand other facilities in the next year as well.
Growth on the Westside is booming so much that Lovelace Westside Hospital has added a 5,300-square-foot clinic to its campus.
According to Dr. John Cruickshank, chief executive officer of Lovelace Medical Group and chief medical officer of Lovelace Health System, the organization needed to expand its operations on the Lovelace Westside Hospital campus after demand for women's care services skyrocketed over the last year.
Brenda is Registered Nurse Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics by the National Certification Corporation, a member of the Region VI New Mexico Affiliate of American College of Nurse-Midwives and is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board. She has over 25 years pre-natal care experience.
Linda Davis has over 35 years of experience working with adults and children, and has provided care to the Albuquerque community for almost 40 years. She is a volunteer for International Medical Corps and Physicians for Peace and is a past US Army Nurse Corps Reservist.