This is the 5th year in a row that Lovelace Women’s Hospital received an award from Modern Healthcare. It’s also the only hospital in New Mexico to be named one of the top 100 best places to work in healthcare.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque has been named one of the best 100 places to work in health care in 2013 by Modern Healthcare Magazine.
It was the fifth consecutive year that the 120-bed hospital, which employs 750, made the magazine’s Top 100 list. It was the only New Mexico health care firm to make this year’s list, according to the magazine’s website.
A new mom gives birth at Lovelace Women’s Hospital on her birthday, but it’s also her dad’s birthday. Both the new mom and grandfather couldn’t be happier that baby Eli will share their special day. Joe Ruiz, “Once it got closer and closer we were all getting more and more excited knowing that it was really going to happen and it will be all three of us now. We’ll be spending every birthday together and having one great party.” Grandfather Joe Ruiz and mother Olivia Ruiz say they are very close and hope to extend that bond with baby Eli.
Southwest Medical Associates (SWMA) has hired three new staff members. They are: Susan Simon, R.N., CNM, certified nurse midwife. Simon has 30 years’ experience in nursing and 14 years’ experience in nurse midwifery. She previously ran a gynecology and homebirth consulting business; worked for the New Mexico Department of Health; as a nurse for Albuquerque Public Schools; and as a at Fort Defiance Indian Hospital.
Lovelace Women’s Hospital has one of the lowest rates in the state for cesarean sections. The national average for c-section births is at 33 percent. Right now Lovelace Women’s Hospital has a rate of 18 percent. They say they achieved that by following current national guidelines. The hospital delivered more than 3,200 babies last year.
Duc Vuong, M.D. has joined Lovelace Health Systemas director of the bariatrics department. Vuong has a medical degree from Texas A&M; he also completed extensive postgraduate and professional training in bariatric procedures and minimally invasive surgery and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in single-incision approaches to surgery.
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.