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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.

Lovelace Westside Hospital Opens Renovated, Kid-Friendly ER

KOB-TV, KOAT

Lovelace Westside Hospital opened its renovated emergency department on March 1, which includes a kid-friendly area with four private exam rooms dedicated to children and their families. View the pieces that ran on KOB-TV and KOAT-TV.

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Women of Influence, Dawn Tschabrun

Albuquerque Business First

Congratulations to Dawn Tschabrun for recently being named a Women of Influence Honoree by Albuquerque Business First.

An interview with Dawn is attached that appeared in a special supplement to the newspaper.

To see this story in print, click here.

Breast Reconstructive Surgery Offers Less Painful, Speedier Recovery

ABQ Journal Feature Health Story

After having a mastectomy for breast cancer, Roberta Crawford opted for a breast reconstructive surgery that’s new to New Mexico. Called DIEP flap, the surgery preserves a patient’s muscle function. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Though she lost a part of herself when she had to undergo a mastectomy, Roberta Crawford says it could have been worse – she might not have been able to pick up her grandchildren.

Walking for Fitness and Fun

ABQ Journal

By Aurelio Sanchez / Journal Staff Writer

There were old friends and new friends, couch potatoes and fit people, a few people with dogs, older people and not many young men and women, and they were all wearing cool, little pedometers.

“I think it’s neat there are so many different people here, and the thing we all have in common is that we want to get in shape, we all want to be healthy,” Carol Williams of Albuquerque said.

News and Events

Want To Feel Healthier? Drink More Water & Less Soda

Sugary drinks like soda, sports drinks and energy drinks may be  keeping us from drinking enough

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