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Lovelace Acquires Southwest Medical Associates

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Physician Practice Adds to Lovelace’s Quality Reputation

Lovelace Buys Southwest Medical

ABQ Journal

By Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer  Fri, Oct 19, 2012

Lovelace Health System has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, a 33-year-old physician-owned, multi-specialty medical practice. The parties declined to disclose terms.

Lovelace Health System Garners Physician Support

Prime Time

Lovelace Senior Health Plan member Reymundo Horacitas said he did not particularly like having to change his primary care physician when that doctor left Lovelace’s network of providers last month.

But Horacitas said it wasn’t as difficult as he had expected, and now he wants to publically show support for what he calls his “Lovelace family.”

Lovelace Health acquires physician practice

Modern Physician

By Jessica Zigmond
October 19, 2012

Albuquerque-based Lovelace Health System has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, a physician practice that will retain its name, leadership and all 150 employees in the deal. No financial terms were disclosed, said a spokeswoman for Lovelace.

Effective immediately, the transaction starts a new physician model for Lovelace that will rely on a mix of employed, strategically aligned and community physicians.

PRC Chooses Lovelace Policy as Health Exchange Benchmark

New Mexico Business Weekly

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

 The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission said Wednesday it has chosen a Lovelace Health Plan policy as the benchmark for health insurance policies to be sold on the state’s health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The decision means all other insurers who want to sell policies on the exchange when it begins operating in 2014 must meet or exceed what Lovelace offers in its plan, the PRC said in a news release.

Lovelace Health System Launches Don’t Bug Me Event

KOB-TV, KOAT-TV, KRQE-TV, KLUZ

Lovelace Health System held its 4th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Oct. 17 at
Montezuma Elementary School.
 
More than 45 third graders learned proper hand washing techniques and received information on flu
prevention from health professionals, including Dr. John Iacuone from Lovelace Health Plan.
 

Lovelace at Balloon Fiesta, Live Interview with KOB-TV

KOB-TV

Sherry Aragon, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Lovelace Women's Hospital, was interviewed live at Balloon Fiesta to talk about the importance of mammograms and services at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

Balloon Fiesta Keeps Lovelace ER Staff Busy

KRQE

The Lovelace emergency room medical staff at Balloon Fiesta Park is always on their toes and it's not just balloon crashes, like the rough landing last month that keeps them busy.

You might be surprised at some of the reasons most patients pay them a visit.

People come bundled up from head to toe, wearing sweaters, some even wrapped in blankets, prepared for anything at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Doctors say some visitors in this crowd may not be ready for what Albuquerque has to offer and they do not know it until they forced to come into the ER.

Lovelace First Aid Clinic at Balloon Fiesta

KOB-TV

Dr. Lance Wilson, ER physician at Lovelace Medical Center, was interviewed live on KOB-TV at the Balloon Fiesta to talk about the Lovelace First Aid Clinic. Lovelace Health System operates the Lovelace First Aid Clinic that is onsite at Balloon Fiesta Park.

 

Lovelace Women's Hospital Hosts 5th Annual Girls' Night out

Lovelace Women’s Hospital sponsored the Fifth Annual Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Albuquerque on Oct. 4. The event featured spa vendors, health screenings, raffles and a Dillard’s fashion show.  KOB-TV anchor Heather Mills participated in the event.

You can view the piece that ran on KOB-TV here.

 

Also, Univision reporter Angelica Loya participated in the fashion show. You can watch the piece that ran on Univision here.

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