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.

Physician Practice Adds to Lovelace’s Quality Reputation:

Prime Time

Lovelace has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., bringing one of the most esteemed physicians practices in New Mexico to be a part of the Lovelace Health System.

“It’s an exciting moment in Lovelace’s history,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Southwest Medical Associates is one of the premier medical groups in our community with high quality physicians who focus on offering true personal care and short wait times. The practice is established, extremely popular and successful.”

Lovelace Medical Center Invests in New Cancer Equipment

Santa Fe New Mexican, Cancer Guide, October 2012


In October, the Santa Fe New Mexican ran a
special guide on cancer services. The LMC Cancer Center was included. Click here to view the original article.

Lovelace Health System Pharmacies Launch Prescription Drug Delivery

New Mexico Business Weekly

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

Lovelace Health System said Tuesday that its retail pharmacy arm has launched a free prescription drug delivery service in Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho.

The firm’s 10 retail pharmacies in the Albuquerque metropolitan area began offering the free prescription delivery Nov. 5, said Lovelace spokeswoman Laurie Volkin.

Patients who call a Lovelace pharmacy before 10 a.m. will have their prescriptions delivered by 6 p.m. the same day, Mondays through Fridays, Volkin added.

Letter to Editor, Lovelace Transition Painless

ABQ Journal

AS A HEALTH care worker and consumer, I would like to express the ease and support I have received from Lovelace Health Plan and its providers during the transition from my ABQ Health Partners provider to another who accepts my Lovelace insurance.

The day I found out about the termination of the contract with Lovelace Health Plan by ABQ Health Partners, I was faced with the need to find another primary care provider. I was given names of providers that day and called their offices to set up an initial appointment. It was that easy.

News and Events

Set Free with Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

In 2014, it was time for Katie McClain.

5 tips to reduce your chances of developing breast cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s estimated that 1 in 8 women will develop bre
How do you stay motivated in your weight loss journey?

“This is a big issue and all of us have been there,” says Lovelace Bariatrics Director Dr.