Flu Season, Interview with Dr. Iacuone


Flu season is off to an early start across the nation with some states seeing high levels already. Stuart Dyson spent the day checking with doctors about the situation in our state.

Chad Pew, New COO, Lovelace Medical Center

New Mexico Business Weekly

Chad Pew
Chief operating officer
Lovelace Medical Center

Pew is a new hire. He will serve as COO for Lovelace Medical Center.

Pew has more than 15 years of health care experience. Most recently, he was the associate administrator at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, overseeing a 470-bed health care system.

Prior to that, he worked as the director of laboratory and cardiopulmonary services for Providence Health & Services Centralia Hospital in Centralia, Wash.

Lovelace Pilot Reduces Hip, Knee Surgery Costs

New Mexico Business Weekly

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

When Dr. Richard White decided to participate in a federal Medicare pilot program in Albuquerque to standardize hip and knee replacement surgeries, he was excited because he knew bringing down the cost of the surgeries would be a key step in helping reduce overall care costs.

But White, a consultant for orthopedic program development at Lovelace Health System, has found another benefit to standardizing hip and knee replacement surgeries: The procedures can be done faster, and doctors can do more of them a day.

Vogelsang Joins Lovelace Regional Hospital Staff

Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Glenn Vogelsang, M.D., Ph.D., to its family of providers. Prior to joining Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Dr. Vogelsang practiced in Oklahoma, Arizona, Wisconsin, Washington, North Carolina, Iowa and North Dakota.

Lovelace: 94% of Members Stayed after ABQHP Split

New Mexico Business Weekly

Lovelace Health Plan said Thursday that nearly 94 percent of its 58,000 members who were affected by the end of the firm’s contract with ABQ Health Partners have stayed with Lovelace.

Lovelace also said it has received word from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the agency will not extend the open enrollment period in New Mexico for Medicare members past the Dec. 7 deadline.

Farron Sneed Announcement

New Mexico Business Weekly

Farron Sneed
CEO, Lovelace
Westside Hospital

Whooping Cough, Interviews with Dr. John Iacuone

KOB-TV, ABQ Journal


Doctors blame the national whooping cough outbreak on parents who don't get their children immunized, and that's the case here in New Mexico, where nearly 700 cases of the disease are reported.

Two of the cases were fatal - a two month old baby girl in San Miguel County, and a four year old boy in Bernalillo County.

Doctors say nearly all of the cases could have been prevented with vaccination shots.
The whooping cough outbreak is the worst in half a century, with at least 36,000 cases across the country.

Quality N.M. Awards Unveiled

ABQ Journal

Quality New Mexico announced Thursday that Lovelace Westside Hospital has earned the top honor, a Zia Award for Performance Excellence, among this year’s recipients.

“The journey is well worth the ability to document a living, breathing organization committed to providing, in our case, safe, quality health care,” said Nancye Cole, COO/CNO at Lovelace Westside Hospital said. “This is made possible through a highly engaged and skilled workforce led by creative innovative forward thinking leadership.”

Dr. Cruickshank Discusses Patient Centered Medical Homes


Dr. John Cruickshank, Chief Medical Officer for Lovelace Health System, discussed Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with radio host Milt McConnell. Dr. Cruickshank also discussed how Lovelace is implementing coordinated care models and PCMH to meet the needs of our community.
The segment ran on 610AM, 1050AM,  103.3FM, 99.5FM, 93.3FM and 96.3FM, 1050AM, 770AM and 92.3FM.

Lovelace Women's Hospital CEO Discusses Girls' Night Out and Technology


Listen to Sheri Milone on Community Talk with Phil Mahoney discussing Girls’ Night Out and new services and technology at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.
The program aired on 94 ROCK, 100.3 The Peak, 1041 The Edge, Channel 95.1, Classic Country 104.7, Progressive Talk 1350 and Big I 1079.

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