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Lovelace to open new health clinic

Valencia County News Bulletin

By Deborah Fox/Reporter

Los Lunas government employees won't have to travel far to see their family physician now that the village has a new primary care clinic for them and the 10,000 Valencia County residents covered by Lovelace Health Plan.

The new facility, Atrinea Health Clinic, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is located at 3428 State Highway 47 Suite C.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28.

Mario Leyba Joins Lovelace Medical Group

ABQ Journal

Mario J. Leyba, M.D. has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a general surgeon with offices located at 101 Hospital Loop, Suite 111, behind the Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque. Leyba previously worked as chief of surgery at the Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M. He has a bachelor’s degree,magna cum laude, in biology and chemistry from New Mexico Highlands University; a medical degree from UNM; and completed a surgical residency at the Good Samaritan Hospital Level 1Trauma Center in Phoenix.

Lovelace adds emergency rooms for pediatric patients

Rio Rancho Observer

By Karen Schmidt/Staff Reporter

Lovelace Westside Hospital will soon have a pediatric area in its emergency department.

As part of the emergency department’s “face lift,” four private exam rooms of the emergency department will be dedicated to children and their families.

“It’s part of the evolution of care … that’s become more specialized,” said Dr. Rebecca Webb, who is the medical director of the pediatric program at Lovelace Westside Hospital.

Dr. Mario Leyba Announcement

New Mexico Business Weekly

Mario Leyba
Employer: Lovelace Medical Group
Position: General Surgeon

Lovelace Recognized for Quality

Prime Time

Lovelace Westside Hospital has received the 2012 Zia Award from New Mexico Quality Awards for demonstrating the highest level of performance excellence and being considered the “Best in Class” and a role model in New Mexico. The New Mexico Quality Awards, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provides participating organizations with feedback on their strengths and their opportunities for improvement. The winners will be recognized at an award ceremony in April 2013.

Flu cases on rise in New Mexico

KRQE

The numbers continue to climb across the country and in New Mexico for the outbreak of the influenza virus.

Governor Commits to Medicaid Expansion

ABQ Journal

By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Reporter

The state of New Mexico will accept what could be as much as $6.2 billion from the federal government between 2014 and 2020 to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 170,000 adults, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday.

“Access to health insurance has the potential to improve the well being of our families so our kids can learn better in school and so mom and dad can be better parents and more productive employees,” she said.

How I Keep HR Humane

New Mexico Business Weekly

Featuring an interview with Patricia Harris, HRD, Lovelace Health Plan:

New CEO Named At Lovelace Westside Hospital

ABQ Journal, Westside Edition

By Rosalie Rayburn/Journal Staff Writer

Lovelace Westside Hospital’s new CEO is relishing the challenges of competing with new hospitals in Rio Rancho.

Farron Sneed joined the 80-bed West Side hospital at Golf Course and McMahon late last month, replacing   Troy Greer, who was made CEO of the Lovelace Medical Center in Downtown Albuquerque in July. Greer had held the position since 2007.

Maiya Abigail and Emma Louise arrive Tuesday

Roswell Daily Record

Two area couples will have another reason to celebrate Jan. 1 — it’s the day they became parents.
Maiya Abigail, the first baby of the new year in Roswell, was born 4:47 a.m., Tuesday, at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell to Lori Shirley and Dale Brunson. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length.

Shirley said Maiya was supposed to be due Jan. 17, but she had been hoping to have her for New Year’s.

“I just feel blessed to finally have her,” she said.

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Walgreens to Acquire Lovelace’s Retail Pharmacy Businesses

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