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Area mother, son share Leap Year birthdays

KOAT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —Lorina Justus was technically just 6 years old when she gave birth to her son David. That's because she's a leap year baby, and so is David.

"He's 11 years old today!" joked Justus. "He's not legal yet and neither am I!"

Doctors told Lorina the odds of a mother born on Feb. 29 and having her child on Feb. 29 are astronomical: 2 million to one.

They now share a birthday with little Sandra Corrine Guereque, one of Albuquerque's newest leap year babies, who was born Monday morning at Lovelace Hospital.

New Lovelace building to bring retail, road improvements

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The latest project from a developer capitalizing on the Albuquerque medical office building market will not only transform an empty lot at Jefferson and Osuna into a clinic for a major health care provider, but it will also bring new tenants and some roadwork on the adjacent street, the owner and president of Argus Investment Realty said.

Lovelace Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus

Press Release

Award demonstrates Lovelace Medical Center’s commitment to quality care for stroke patients

February 22, 2016 – Albuquerque – Lovelace Medical Center was once again recognized for its commitment to and success in ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

The hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.

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

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