Best Places to Work in Healthcare Share Similarities

Nurse Zone

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor

A commitment to delivering quality care, opportunities for professional development and a friendly environment dedicated to people represent some of the qualities nurses and leaders at hospitals near the top of Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list attribute for their high ranking.

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.