State Police officers Robert Carrejo, left, and Sean Healy demonstrate how to use automated external defibrillators during a news conference at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico on Tuesday. A $15,000 donation from the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation and Lovelace Medical Center will help State Police purchase defibrillators.
New Mexico State Police Chief Robert Shilling and members of the New Mexico State Police held a press conference on April 9 at Heart Hospital of New Mexico to thank Lovelace Medical Center and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation for donating $15,000 to purchase batteries and pads for 50 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Through this donation the state police matched these funds and were able to redeploy 100 AEDs in police vehicles throughout New Mexico. KOB-TV, KOAT-TV, KASA and KLUZ covered the event.
Lovelace Medical Center’s Cancer Care program is the first in the country to have a new technology added to its TomoHD linear accelerator that further minimizes radiation doses to healthy tissue.
The technology called Dynamic Jaws is the most advanced technology on the market today to spare healthy tissue for patients undergoing radiation treatment. The patient will experience fewer side effects and decreased treatment times.
State Police will buy some life saving devices thanks to a generous donation from Lovelace Medical and the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation who are donating $15,000 dollars to buy defibrillators. The devices deliver electrical shocks to the people suffering from heart attacks. State Police say the money will help put 100 of them in patrol cars around New Mexico.
Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First
While the long-term goal of the federal Affordable Care Act is to reduce health care costs, that might not happen in the short term.
In fact, costs for caring for millions of patients who have never had regular health care or primary care doctors could spike as those people get regular doctors and those doctors order tests and other procedures in an effort to become familiar with their patients’ health status, said officials from two Albuquerque insurers.