A trip to the emergency department can be scary for sick kids, and their parents.
Lovelace Westside Hospital has just completed a makeover project designed to bring a little color and cheer to the experience.
Characters like Crush and Squirt from the Disney Pixar animated movie “Finding Nemo” adorn the wall in a corner of the emergency department waiting room, a TV shows children’s programs and kids can draw with colored chalk on a wall-mounted blackboard.
Lovelace Health System has come out against the University of New Mexico Hospital’s proposed new $146 million hospital, offering instead to make beds available at its own downtown location.
“We can tell you this as far as Lovelace is concerned — given the current health care environment, a new big hospital in the downtown area is not what is needed at this point,” Lovelace president and CEO Ron Stern said in a letter to Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson that was released Tuesday.
Emphasizing that this year's Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals list "is not an advertising scheme," senior vice president Jean Chenoweth says the 2013 winners list reflects "a balance scorecard," that keeps "all the goals and mission of the whole organization in mind."
KOB 4 cleaned up at the Duke City Dance off today hosted by Lovelace Women’s Hospital. The event was designed to promote heart health through exercise. KOB’s Gadi Schwartz took the top prize during his swing dance that included two flips. Jill Galus came in second place - half a point behind Schwartz - with her performance of the hustle. Last year’s winner Heather Mills performed as well.
Patrick Dawson has joined Southwest Medical Associates. Dawson is board certified and a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and previously worked at ABQ Health Partners. He has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Wisconsin Whitewater, a medical degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed his residency at Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati.
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You might think if you were having a heart attack, you'd know it. But, that's not always the case, especially for women.
We talked to one woman who knew she wasn't feeling good, but had no idea how serious it was. "I would have bet an entire year's paycheck that I was not having a heart event at all," said Lydia Koch. In fact, she thought it was the flu.
"My shoulder was kind of stiff. Then my throat started to get sore and I started to get a little sick to my stomach."