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Making medical bills more affordable

KOAT

By: Shelly Ribando, Anchor

Published On: Feb 23 2016 09:20:54 PM MST Updated On: Feb 24 2016 08:05:08 AM MST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - We've all received them, and often, they're not so easy to understand. But when you get a medical bill you can't pay, there are simple steps you can take to make it more affordable.

At a time when medical costs keep rising -- higher deductibles, steep out of pocket costs -- paying those bills has never been so difficult. And understanding them -- well, not even health care professionals can always decipher their meaning.

C-suite shuffle at Lovelace

Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health System is welcoming three new C-level executives — both at its local corporate level and at two of its hospitals.

Since last month, the heavy hitter in Albuquerque’s health care market has welcomed a new CFO at LHS, a new COO at Lovelace Women’s Hospital and is on the hunt for a new CFO for Lovelace Medical Group.

Local hospital to show Heart Gallery

Roswell Daily Record

The Heart Gallery started as a traveling photographic and audio exhibit here in New Mexico, created to find forever families for children in foster care. In 2014, Gov. Susanna Martinez took on the Heart Gallery’s initiative as one of her own, unveiling the nation’s first permanent Digital Heart Gallery at a local Walmart.

Now three Lovelace hospitals have installed Heart Galleries of their own: Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital in downtown Albuquerque and Lovelace Regional Hospital — Roswell.

Nursing construction back to health

Albuquerque Journal

By Steven Sinovic

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A growing patient base in the Albuquerque region is spurring hospitals and other health care providers to invest millions in new facilities or renovate existing spaces – investments that are helping to stimulate the construction sector.

Driving the trend is a trifecta of factors: more insured New Mexicans because of Obamacare, especially the expansion of Medicaid; providers trying to stay competitive; and aging baby boomers needing more care.

16 latest hospital, health system executive moves

Becker's Hospital Review

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Lovelace Health System welcomed various new executives. Janelle Raborn, who was COO of Albuquerque-based Lovelace Women's Hospital, is now division vice president of operations with Lovelace Health System. James Washecka, who for the past five years has served as CFO of Hillcrest Hospital South in Tulsa, Okla., has been named division CFO of Lovelace Health System, effective March 1.

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Major health care provider will build new 43,000 SF clinic in North I-25 area

Albuquerque Business First

Feb 11, 2016, 4:22pm MST Updated Feb 12, 2016, 7:59am MST

Stephanie Guzman

Reporter

Lovelace Health System plans to break ground on a two-story, 43,200-square-foot clinic in the North I-25 corridor near Jefferson Street and Osuna Road.

The primary care clinic will be part of Independence Square, located at 6701 Jefferson St. NE. The development is by Scott Throckmorton of Argus Investment Realty, who has been working on it since he and other investors bought the 7-acre property in the summer of 2013.

Day of Dance for your health with Lovelace Hospital

KOB

Casey is talking with Sheri Milone, Miles Freeland and Malana Hooker about the Day of Dance for your health with Lovelace Hospital.

You can view the segment here

Lovelace Westside Hospital designated as a Pinwheel Champion by Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – February 9, 2016 – Lovelace Westside Hospital is pleased to announce that they have been designated a Pinwheel Champion by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC). The hospital is the only one in New Mexico to have received this designation.

Area hospitals see spike in ER visits, wait times

KOAT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —With more people insured under the Affordable Care Act, citizens might find it harder to get in to see their doctor -- and that has more people making a visit to the emergency room.

“Over the last two years, we've seen significant increase in volume,” said Michael Disney, physician medical director at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

Obamacare triggers surge in ER visits

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 12:02am

Old habits die hard.

One of the goals when Congress approved Obamacare in 2010 was that fewer people would use expensive emergency room care for everything from sore throats to urinary tract infections.

It hasn’t worked out that way.

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Lovelace breaks ground on new North I-25 clinic

Stephanie Guzman, Reporter, Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Women’s Hospital honored for lactation care services

(Pictured from left to right are Lovelace Women's Hopsital lactation services team members Jodi H