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Lovelace donates vans to El Ranchito de los Niños

Valencia County News

By Deborah Fox / Staff Reporter

Spring weather graced the quiet rural Los Lunas community the morning Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital made a special donation to El Ranchito de los Niños, a nonprofit alternative to foster care that keeps siblings together.

Anticoagulation Clinic at Lovelace Medical Center

Prime Time

Pharmacist and Anticoagulation Clinic Manager, Carly Cloud, recently opened the Lovelace Anticoagulation Clinic at Lovelace Medical Center after recognizing a need in the community. The clinic was launched in November to help patients manage their blood thinner therapy, while providing an accessible and experienced staff for seamless patient care. “We take walk-ins,” Carly says.

What should happen to indigent funds after ACA?

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

At some point after the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect in January 2014, pretty much every American will have health insurance.

In theory, that means just about every patient that walks through a hospital door will be a paying customer. There will be no, or at least very little, care that hospitals provide for which they won’t be paid.

Dr. Lichtmacher Joins Lovelace Health System

ABQ Journal

ABRAHAM LICHTMACHER, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health System (LHS) as chief of women’s services. Lichtmacher has been in clinical practice for 30 years and most recently worked as the chief of obstetrics and gynecology for the Rochester General Health System in New York. He has a medical degree from New York Medical College; received postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology at the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Lichtmacher is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Lovelace Renovates Westside ER to Benefit Pediatric Patients

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Now kids can feel comfortable if they have to go to the emergency room at Lovelace Westside Hospital.

The hospital recently finished a $250,000 renovation project that turned four of its emergency department exam rooms into kid-friendly areas that feature flat-screen TVs and penguin-themed murals designed to make patients under 17 feel more comfortable when they visit the 90-bed hospital.

The renovated rooms are themed just like the 2,200-square-foot inpatient pediatric unit the hospital opened in May 2011.

Lovelace Health System in New Mexico to Accept Tricare Beneficiaries

Becker's Hospital Review

Written by Bob Herman

Starting April 1, Lovelace Health System in Albuquerque, N.M., will be in-network for all Tricare beneficiaries.

Tricare is the health plan for all military personnel and their families. Lovelace CFO Stephen Forney said there are more than 60,000 Tricare beneficiaries in New Mexico.

Lovelace Hospitals will Begin Serving Tricare Members

Albuquerque Business First

Beginning April 1, Lovelace Health System’s hospitals will provide health care services to members of the TRICARE insurance plan for military service members and their families, Lovelace said Thursday.

There are more than 60,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in New Mexico, and Lovelace is hoping a significant number will chose their facilities for treatment, said Lovelace Vice President and CFO Stephen Forney.

Lovelace Westside Hospital on top 100 list

ABQ Journal

By Journal Staff

Lovelace Westside Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics based on its overall organizational performance.

The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study released in late February evaluates performance in 10 areas, including mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, adherence to clinical standards of care, profitability and patient satisfaction.

News and Events

Walgreens to Acquire Lovelace’s Retail Pharmacy Businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill., and ALBUQUERQUE, NM, March 9, 2015 – Walgreen Co.

Nina Simon Joins Lovelace Medical Group

Nina Simon, CNM has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a certified nurse midwife.