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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.

Lovelace opens primary care clinic

ABQ Journal

By Journal and wire reports

Lovelace opened a new primary care clinic this week called Lovelace Health Care Center at 8401 Constitution NE in Albuquerque.

The center offers primary care services, family medicine and disease management.

“This clinic offers a team approach to delivering health care,” said Dr. John Cruickshank, chief medical officer at Lovelace Health System.

Lovelace Opens New Health Care Center

KRQE

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Officials have opened a new Lovelace Health Care Center in northeast Albuquerque Thursday.

The primary care clinic was set up to meet the demands of the community.

West Nile Virus, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Rainy weather in recent days has left pools of standing water all over the state, and that has state health authorities worried about a sometimes fatal disease – West Nile virus.

Take some stagnant water, add mosquitoes, mix in some West Nile and you have a recipe for a very serious illness that has already killed two people in New Mexico this year and made five others sick.  Mosquitoes breed and hatch in stagnant water, and sometimes they carry West Nile.

Lovelace Hosts Public Health Care Forum

KOAT, 10pm

More than 20 percent of New Mexicans don’t have health insurance.

Marlene Baca, who is with Lovelace Health Plan, led a public forum explaining health care reform Wednesday.

The forum was hosted by Lovelace Health System.

Baca said President Barack Obama’s plan not only helps those without insurance, but many others such as those who are self-employed, who aren’t offered or can’t afford employer health care and small business owners looking for an affordable way to insure their workers.

Doctors Urge People To Get Flu Shot, Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV

By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

There’s no need to wonder when flu season will arrive in New Mexico this year – it’s already here.

A sixty-year-old man from Bernalillo County is the state’s first victim of the 2013-2014 flu season. Last year the first flu case was confirmed in November.

Doctors are urging everybody to get flu shots, but there is some disagreement over how early to get them.

Lovelace Hosts Health Care Town Hall and Zumba Event to Benefit UW

ABQ Journal, Health Briefs

Lovelace Sponsors Free Town Hall

Lovelace Health System will sponsor a free town hall meeting to educate the public about health care reform from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE. Lovelace also has launched a new website to provide information about health care reform and health care exchanges at www.healthcareinformednm.com.

Benefit to Help United Way

Preparing for Obamacare

ABQ Journal

By Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer

In a couple of weeks, businesses with 100 employees or fewer can begin buying health insurance through a new electronic marketplace called the health insurance exchange.

Some businesses that employ no more than 25 people can receive some significant tax relief when they sign up for coverage.

Health Care Problems Know No Boundaries

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Some of the problems in health care are the same no matter where in the world you are.

Naming Rights Offered as CNM Seeks to Raise $10M

ABQ Journal

By Olivier Uyttebrouck / Journal Staff Writer

A spare $4 million will let you put your name on a building at Central New Mexico Community College that houses the school’s nursing program.

The CNM Foundation wants to raise $10 million by 2015 by selling naming rights for two buildings, and a variety of labs and other facilities inside CNM buildings.

Proceeds will be used to pay for scholarships and other student programs, said Lisa McCulloch, executive director of the CNM Foundation.

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Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital Partners with Ability Connection New Mexico

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