Mayo Clinic to manage care for NM dealership

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The health plan arm of the U.S.-based Mayo Clinic will manage the care of employees of Don Chalmers Ford, a new business collaboration that an Albuquerque insurance broker said brings a new layer of competition to the state’s health insurance marketplace.

Flu season arriving late in New Mexico


Eddie Garcia, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Dr. David Pelini, who is the Lovelace Regional Medical Director for Emergency Services says that flu season is off to a late start in New Mexico.

"It’s later than normal. Usually we see it in January or February and it's late March and it's really starting up now," said Pelini.

Lovelace introduces treatment, operating room for cardiac patients

Albuquerque Business First

Christopher Ortiz
Assistant Managing Editor
Albuquerque Business First

The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center now can offer a new procedure for high-risk cardiac patients.

Lovelace Medical Center to open new adult inpatient psychiatric unit in April 2016

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (March 29, 2015) – Lovelace Medical Center has announced a 25-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit will open at the hospital on in early April, 2016.

There is a strong community need for adult psychiatric services in Albuquerque, as most existing facilities are at capacity more often than not. While there are several facilities devoted to geriatric or pediatric psychiatric services, the leadership at Lovelace Medical Center identified the need to expand services for adult patients.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital selected for two Women’s Choice Awards

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (March 23, 2015) – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently honored with two Women’s Choice Awards for Patient Safety and America’s Best Breast Centers. This is the second year in a row the hospital has earned the America’s Best Breast Centers designation. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to be recognized for both awards.

People on the Move: Dympna Ryan, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Ryan brings over 30 years of experience and specializes in pregnancy, birth and postpartum services. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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People on the Move: Melynda Lopez, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Lopez has several years of experience in midwifery care, including home birth, long-term birth control implantation and removal and other women’s health concerns. She received the Maternity Nursing Convocation Award from UNM in 2012.

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People on the Move: Tambra Bensch, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Bensch has over 20 years of experience and particularly enjoys caring for young teens. She is certified by the American Midwifery Certification Board and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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People on the Move: Joel Teicher, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Teicher is a generalist in obstetrics and gynecology with an interest in twins, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and preventive health. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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People on the Move: Dorothy Beach, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Beach brings over 25 years of experience in women’s health, including experience in midwifery education, postpartum adjustment and family-centered maternity care. She is board-certified by the American Midwifery Board Association and is a member of the American College of Nurse Midwives.

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