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Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners Sign New Agreement

ALBUQUERQUE (December 2, 2013) – Lovelace Health Plan and ABQ Health Partners (ABQ HP) have signed an agreement that will allow Lovelace patients and members to immediately access ABQ HP physicians and providers.

Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners will begin notifying patients and members of this change.

“We’re pleased to have these providers rejoin our network,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO of Lovelace Health System.  “It improves access for the community, especially for primary care, and broadens our network, giving our patients and members more quality choices.”

Global Audience of Doctors Views Lovelace Women's Hospital Surgery

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

An audience of 1,200 doctors from around the world tuned in Thursday to watch a surgical procedure taking place in New Mexico.

Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work

Nurse Zone

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are a few hospitals that seem to have discovered the right formula for creating a great place to work.

Whooping Cough Outbreak Grow Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV

It's a sound that many thought was long gone, but it's a sound that has been creeping back up in the United States.

Colorado has reported more than 1,000 cases of it this year alone.

It's the sound of whooping cough.

According to Dr. Jeffrey Thomas from Lovelace Health Center, whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bortetella pertussis.

"It's a highly contagious disease that's spread from person to person through respiratory droplets, like sneezing and coughing," Thomas said.

Lovelace Sells its Insurance Operation to BCBS

ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System has agreed to sell its insurance operation – with 108,000 members – to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close, assuming regulators approve, no sooner than year’s end.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

 Plan members will have continued access to Lovelace providers, hospitals and services

How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Prime Time, November

By Duc Vuong, M.D., board-certified surgeon and director of Lovelace Bariatrics Department

Heart Healthy Cooking with Lovelace Women's Hospital's Michael Nuttall

Good Day New Mexico

Michael Nuttall from Lovelace Women's Hospital talks about heart healthy cooking on Good Day New Mexico.

Discussing Weight Loss Surgery Options with Dr. Duc Vuong

Good Day New Mexico

Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr. Duc Vuong was recently on Good Day New Mexico to talk about weight loss surgery options and who may be eligible.

 

Lovelace Women's Hospital 3rd in Work Survey

ABQ Journal, Around NM

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has been ranked third in the country for Modern Healthcare’s 100 Best Places to Work for 2013. This is the fifth year in a row that the hospital has been recognized by the health care industry publication.

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News and Events

Love Your Career Job Fair

Join Lovelace Health System Tuesday, February 16th from 4 to 8pm at Hotel Albuquerque

Girls Night Out-Cowgirls for a Cause

Enjoy health and wellness, spa, and jewelry vendors, a fashion show, raffle and more!