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Lovelace Health System Welcomes TRICARE Members

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TRICARE provides health insurance to service members, veterans and their families. There are more than 60,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in New Mexico.

"We are looking forward to providing high-quality health care to TRICARE members," said Ron Stern, president and CEO, Lovelace Health System. "TRICARE members have access to Lovelace Health System's six acute care hospitals, dedicated rehabilitation hospital and 11 retail pharmacy locations."

Health exchange board faces tight deadline

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

The New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange has no shortage of doctors and people with health insurance experience.

Board members include Dr. Martin Hickey, former CEO of the Lovelace Hospital and Lovelace Health Plan and now president and CEO of New Mexico Health Connections, the state’s startup, nonprofit health plan, and Ben Slocum, CEO of Lovelace Health Plan.

Lovelace to add primary care clinic

ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System will open a new primary-care clinic this summer and is adding seven physicians to its staff.

The system, through its Lovelace Medical Group, will open Lovelace Health Care Center at 8401 Constitution NE on Aug. 1. According to a Lovelace announcement, “The clinic will be a patient-centered medical home, which organizes care around the patient, allowing clinical teams to better coordinate and track care.”

See who’s filed to sell plans on NM’s health exchange so far

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

About five companies have filed to sell insurance on New Mexico’s Health Insurance Exchange, state Insurance Superintendent John Franchini said Friday.

While Franchini didn’t have the names of the insurers, spokespeople from Lovelace Health Plan, Presbyterian Health Plan, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, New Mexico Health Connections and Molina Healthcare of New Mexico confirmed that their companies had filed with the New Mexico Division of Insurance to sell on the exchange.

Communications Key to Hospital Award

ABQ Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer

 
Lovelace Westside Hospital has been selected as the recipient of the Zia Award in recognition of the demonstrated quality of its day-to-day business operations. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Lovelace Women's Hospital DIEP Flap Surgery

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Up until recently, New Mexico women had limited options for breast reconstruction, forcing some doctors to send their patients out of state.  Now, a partnership between Lovelace Women's Hospital and two local surgeons is opening doors for breast cancer patients. Heather Mills reports.

"You never think that word is going to be associated with your name. It's not going to happen to me," said Rita Erickson. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2011. A month later, she had a mastectomy, and simultaneously, received an implant.

Martinez makes her appointments to health insurance exchange board

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday made her six appointments to the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board of directors.

The appointments include New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Sidonie Squier and Ben Slocum, president and CEO of Lovelace Health Plan, Martinez’s office said.

The board, which is charged with building the state’s insurance exchange, will hold its first meeting in Albuquerque on April 29 and 30.

Martinez’s other appointees were:

Governor appoints NM health exchange board members

Associated Press

By Barry Massey/Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez has named medical care, insurance and business officials to the governing board of New Mexico's state-run health insurance exchange, which must be quickly implemented in the new few months.

The exchange is to serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage.

Martinez on Thursday announced six appointees to the exchange's board of directors. They join six members named by legislators.

Volunteers play key role in hospital care

Albuquerque Business First

 Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

At Lovelace Health System’s hospitals they cuddle babies, deliver beverages to patients’ rooms, work the information desks and provide spiritual guidance to patients.

At Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ hospitals they play music and sing to patients, sew pillows, staff the gift shops and help out in the emergency rooms.

They are volunteers, and they provide valuable services to patients and free up clinical staff to practice medicine.

Lovelace, Atrinea open new Rio Rancho clinic

Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health System President and CEO Ron Stern said that the new Rio Rancho clinic will offer a patient-centered medical home model where four primary care doctors will coordinate all of a patient's care.

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health Plan on Thursday formally dedicated its newest clinic opened in conjunction with Atrinea Health.

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Labor of Love Reunion at Lovelace Women's Hospital

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Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital Partners with Ability Connection New Mexico

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