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Lovelace Targets Medication Management to Keep Readmission Rates Low

Albuquerque Business First

Medicare readmission rates for Lovelace Health System hospitals are far below the national rates that trigger Medicare officials to penalize hospitals for excessive readmissions, officials said this week. Lovelace is using medication management to help limit readmissions.

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Back to School Physicals

Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Urgent Care and Lovelace Health Care Center are offering back-to-school physicals for just $15. No appointments are necessary. At Lovelace Urgent Care school physicals are available Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. At Lovelace Health Care Center school physicals are available on Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lovelace Urgent Care is located at 2335 N. Main Street and Lovelace Health Care Center is located at 1112 N. Main Street in Roswell. For more information, please call 575-622-4665.

Lovelace Westide Dietician Offers Back to School Lunch Ideas

KOB-TV

The first day of school is finally here and you're probably wondering what to pack for lunch.

A clinical dietician with Lovelace Westside Hospital told KOB Eyewitness News 4 that well-balanced meals really help kids focus in the classroom. Erin Baudino-Burgarello said string cheese, yogurt and fruit are great snacks for your kids. But remember—the most important meal is what they have before school.

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s Jemez Clinic Earns Certification

Prime Time

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital’s outpatient clinic in Jemez Pueblo has earned the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation (CARF) certification. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities has recognized the clinic for its commitment to quality, to continually improving services and to serving the community.

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico accredited by CARF in six programs:

Immunizations shots for Back to School, Interview with Dr. Iacuone

KRQE

The first day of school is quickly approaching for a lot of New Mexico students. It's also the time where parents are preparing their kids with the proper school supplies, but it's also a good time to remind parents that the kids need to have their proper immunization shots before returning to school.

Doctors say there are shots for whooping cough, measles and tetanus. Most of these are boosters for ones that kids received as infants.

School Immunizations with Dr. Rebecca Webb

KOB-TV

Local health experts want to remind parents about immunization shots as they get their kids ready to head back to school.

Dr. Rebecca Webb with Lovelace Westside Hospital said kids should get their shots as they enter kindergarten, 6th grade and 9th grade. But if your kids are in other grades, make sure you have proof that they got the immunization shots.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 wanted to know why these shots were so important. Dr. Webb told KOB the shots protect kids from infectious diseases.

Providers Try Carrot Approach to Wellness

ABQ Journal

By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Writer

At the same time payers are using incentives to encourage better medical care, employers and insurance companies are trying to use other incentives to get people to reduce demand for services by taking better care of themselves.

It's easier said than done, according to John Iacuone, Lovelace Health Plan chief medical officer.

His 1988 World Series Minute Sustains Ex-Dodger Gilberto Reyes

LA Times

By Bill Plaschke

He was one step short of fame, one moment shy of memorable.

Gilberto Reyes is resting his graying head in his giant hands after spending eight hours carrying and cleaning folks at a nursing home. He is tired, but he has a story. It is a story about a brush with greatness so brief and unlikely it still doesn't seem real. In the 25th-anniversary season of the last and most improbable Dodgers championship, it is the most perfect of stories.

"Let me tell you about the minute I spent at the World Series," he says.

ABQ Journal Briefcase: Dr. Iacuone, Dr. Trujillo, SWMA hires

ABQ Journal

JOHN IACUONE, M.D., chief medical officer for the Lovelace Health Plan, has been promoted to chief medical officer for all Lovelace hospitals in addition to being chief medical officer for the Lovelace Health Plan. Iacuone joined Lovelace Health Plan in 2011 and previously worked as the executive director and chief medical officer for five years at the Children’s Hospital of SW Florida in the Lee Memorial Health System. He has over 25 years’ experience practicing in both general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology in Lubbock, Texas.

Lovelace Health Plan to hold meeting about health care reform

KOB-TV

If you have any questions about health care, Lovelace Health Plan wants to help. They'll be hosting a town hall meeting Wednesday night in northeast Albuquerque.

Starting October 1, millions of people will be able to get private health care plans. This, of course, is under President Obama's healthcare overhaul. Lovelace wants to make sure it's easy for New Mexicans to understand how this will impact them.

At Wednesday night’s town hall meeting, Lovelace will explain the Patient Protection Act and will teach people how to get health care.

News and Events

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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