Legislators endorse Belen hospital site; say city needs economic development

Valencia County News-Bulletin

By Clara Garcia

The two most influential and powerful state legislators came together recently to endorse the Belen site for the long-awaited hospital.

Sen. Michael Sanchez (D-Valencia and Bernalillo counties), the senate majority leader, and Rep. Don Tripp (R-Socorro, Valencia and Catron counties), the speaker of the house, spoke last week at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new crosswind runway at the Belen Alexander Municipal Airport, both saying they believe the Belen location would be the best site for the yet-to-be-built hospital.

Nancye Cole earns FACHE credentialing

Albuquerque Business First

Nancye Cole, BSN, MSN, RN, and CNO of Lovelace Westside Hospital, recently earned her credentialing to be a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). The FACHE credential demonstrates professionalism, ethical decision making, competence, and leadership skills in health care.

Debbie Sue named by NIST to Board of Examiners

Albuquerque Business First

Debbie L. Sue, director of therapy services at Lovelace Women's Hospital, has been named by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to the Board of Examiners for the 2015 malcom Baldridge National Quality Award. 

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Lovelace Rehabilitation Outpatient Therapy Department receives Excellence in Outcomes Award

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – August 4, 2015 – Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital has announced that all five of its therapy sites have received the Excellence in Outcomes Award for the first quarter of 2015 from the Focus On® Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO), Inc.

Lovelace Westside health fair


Lovelace Westside Hospital hosted a health fair on Saturday, August 1, 2015, which was mentioned on the KOAT Action 7 News morning news show.


People on the Move: Joanne Sedei

Albuquerque Business First

Joanne Sedei, BSN, MSN, RN, will join Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital as chief nursing officer starting August 31. Previously, Sedei was the CNO of Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas. Joanne also served as associate CNO at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Lovelace Westside Hospital on track to more than double patients in this specialty

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

Health care on Albuquerque's Westside is growing — so much so that Lovelace Westside Hospital in on track to more than double its patient volume in pediatric dentistry this year.

KOB Lovelace Wetside Hospital Pediatric Dentistry


KOB Channel 4's Erica Zucco discussed Lovelace Westside Hospital's growing pediatric dentistry service line, and interviewed local dentist Dr. Spencer Tasker on July 30, 2015.  

Lovelace hospital expanding dentistry for special-needs kids

Albuquerque Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn

Lovelace Westside Hospital is expanding dentistry services for children with special needs in response to growing demand from local providers.

Sarcastic Facebook posts and print media: what Lovelace's CFO reads

Albuquerque Business First

If what you ingest and imbibe affects physical performance, could the same be said for the information you consume?

We asked forerunners in the New Mexico business community about their reading habits, how and where they get their news and what other media they consume — from television to Netflix to music that pops up on their iPods and stereos.

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