Press

Flu Shots, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOAT

The weather is getting colder and a flu shot may be on your to do list, but when is the right time to get vaccinated? Family physician Jeffrey Thomas recommends everyone older than 6 months get a vaccination, if you get it right now, there’s a chance the protection may be less effective come the end of the flu season. He also says people won’t get the virus from the shot. Dr. Thomas, you cannot get the flue from the flu shot, its’ impossible because the vaccine is killed.  Dr.

Lovelace Partnering With Arizona Urgent Care Company on New Clinics

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health System is partnering with a Mesa, Ariz. urgent care clinic company to open two urgent care centers in Albuquerque.

Health Exchanges Set to Launch Oct. 1, Interview with Marlene Baca

KOB-TV

While lawmakers continue to fight over the Affordable Care Act on the brink of government shutdown, the new insurance marketplaces where millions of uninsured Americans will go to shop for plans are scheduled to go live on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Lovelace doctor targets weight issues with ‘mental’ surgery

Rio Rancho Observer

Dr. Duc Vuong

For a thin man, Dr. Duc Vuong spends an unusual amount of time thinking about obesity and weight loss.

Insurers Offering Way to Delay Dealing with Obamacare

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

New Mexico’s three major health insurers have begun offering some of their customers a way to avoid dealing with changes in the Affordable Care Act for a year.

Pet Therapy at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital

KOAT

It’s National Rehabilitation Week and what better way to take care of yourself than getting some extra help from a furry friend. Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital hosted a dog parade today in an effort to showcase the importance of pet therapy. The dogs lift the spirits of patients and take their minds off struggles. Patient, “I miss my sister’s dog so it brings me some happiness.” Matthew Martinez was in a car accident last week near Gallup and says he’ll be in the hospital for a while, but pet therapy should make the loneliness a little easier.

Why Lovelace is Rebuilding Its Physicians Group

Albuquerque Business First

David Vandewater, president and CEO of Ardent Health Services, which owns Lovelace Health System, says consumer access is a big reason why Lovelace is rebuilding its physicians' group.

In 2007, Lovelace Health System spun off its physicians’ group into ABQ Health Partners in what some observers described as a messy divorce.

How to Avoid Getting the Flu, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KRQE

By Samantha McDonald

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Flu season is right around the corner and the number one tip from doctors is to get a flu shot.
    
It is hard to predict exactly what the flu is going to be like each year, how severe it will be and how long it will stick around, but it generally starts in October or November and lasts several winter months.
    
A flu vaccine is designed to protect against three or four main flu strains. Those strains in vaccines change every year depending on research and predictions.

Dr. Bradley Joins Lovelace Medical Group

ABQ Journal

 James Bradley, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a board certified pulmonologist. Bradley previously worked as the director of the respiratory therapy department

at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces; as the medical director for the respiratory therapy department and sleep disorders center at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso

for seven years. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; a medical degree from the University of Vermont; completed an internship

Lovelace Health Care Center Opens in September

PrimeTime - September Issue

Lovelace will open a new primary care clinic called Lovelace Health Care Center in September that is located at 8401 Constitution. The center will seek Patient Centered Medical Home certification, which organizes care around the patient, allowing clinical teams to better coordinate and track care.  “This clinic will provide access for our Lovelace Health Plan members and other payor partners, and we are excited to add additional services to better serve our community,” said Dr. Cruickshank, CEO of Lovelace Medical Group and Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health System.

News and Events

Want To Feel Healthier? Drink More Water & Less Soda

Sugary drinks like soda, sports drinks and energy drinks may be  keeping us from drinking enough

Labor of Love Reunion at Lovelace Women's Hospital

You're invited! Join us for the Labor of Love Reunion at Lovelace Women's Hospital!

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital Partners with Ability Connection New Mexico

Last Saturday, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital joined 100 walkers at El Oso Grande Park at Abili