Dr. John Iacuone Named Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Plan

Lovelace Health System

ALBUQUERQUE – John Iacuone, M.D., MBA, has been promoted to Chief Medical Officer at Lovelace Health Plan.

Defibrillators Distributed to State Police


State Police now have a new device to help save lives. More than 72 defibrillators were given to officers today. State police say in the near future an additional 80 Units will have the heart saving devices. Earlier this month Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation donated $15,000 to the New Mexico State Police to purchase automated defibrillators. They say heart attack victims living in rural areas have a decreased mortality rate with the devices.


Hospital wins Zia award

ABQ Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer

Registered Nurse Crystal McClain listens to patient Steven Thompson’s heart in the medical surgical unit at the Lovelace Westside Hospital. The hospital has a program that enables nurses and other employees to help develop new ideas to improve patient care. (ROSALIE RAYBURN/JOURNAL)

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell Welcomes Dr. Daniel Freese

Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Daniel J. Freese, DO., to its family. Dr. Freese is board-certified in gastroenterology. He is looking forward to helping expand Lovelace Regional Hospital’s GI services to the Roswell community.

Nursing mothers can now donate milk

ABQ Journal

By Deborah Ziff / Journal Staff Writer

Nursing mothers now have a place to donate excess breast milk in Albuquerque for needy babies.

Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center has opened a milk depot, the first and only one in New Mexico, where women can drop off their milk once they’ve passed a screening process.

The milk is sent in dry ice to Mothers’ Milk Bank in Denver where it is stored, pasteurized, processed and dispensed.

Hospital volunteers recognized at Lovelace ceremony

Albuquerque Business First

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First

Ginny McElyea has been at it for 25 years, and at age 90 she’s not about to stop volunteering her time at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

“I love to be active and it gives me a good feeling. I started [volunteering] after I retired because I wanted to do something,” McElyea said.

McElyea was one of 67 volunteers honored Friday by Lovelace Health System with a luncheon at Sandia Resort and Casino.

Lifesaving donation

ABQ Journal

State Police officers Robert Carrejo, left, and Sean Healy demonstrate how to use automated external defibrillators during a news conference at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico on Tuesday. A $15,000 donation from the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation and Lovelace Medical Center will help State Police purchase defibrillators.

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Lovelace Donates Money for State Police Defibrillators


New Mexico State Police Chief Robert Shilling and members of the New Mexico State Police held a press conference on April 9 at Heart Hospital of New Mexico to thank Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation for donating $15,000 to purchase batteries and pads for 50 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Through this donation the state police matched these funds and were able to redeploy 100 AEDs in police vehicles throughout New Mexico. KOB-TV, KOAT-TV, KASA and KLUZ covered the event.