PRC Chooses Lovelace Policy as Health Exchange Benchmark

New Mexico Business Weekly

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter

 The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission said Wednesday it has chosen a Lovelace Health Plan policy as the benchmark for health insurance policies to be sold on the state’s health insurance exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.

The decision means all other insurers who want to sell policies on the exchange when it begins operating in 2014 must meet or exceed what Lovelace offers in its plan, the PRC said in a news release.

Lovelace Health System Launches Don’t Bug Me Event


Lovelace Health System held its 4th Annual “Don’t Bug Me” Flu event on Oct. 17 at
Montezuma Elementary School.
More than 45 third graders learned proper hand washing techniques and received information on flu
prevention from health professionals, including Dr. John Iacuone from Lovelace Health Plan.

Lovelace at Balloon Fiesta, Live Interview with KOB-TV


Sherry Aragon, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Lovelace Women's Hospital, was interviewed live at Balloon Fiesta to talk about the importance of mammograms and services at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

Balloon Fiesta Keeps Lovelace ER Staff Busy


The Lovelace emergency room medical staff at Balloon Fiesta Park is always on their toes and it's not just balloon crashes, like the rough landing last month that keeps them busy.

You might be surprised at some of the reasons most patients pay them a visit.

People come bundled up from head to toe, wearing sweaters, some even wrapped in blankets, prepared for anything at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

Doctors say some visitors in this crowd may not be ready for what Albuquerque has to offer and they do not know it until they forced to come into the ER.

Lovelace First Aid Clinic at Balloon Fiesta


Dr. Lance Wilson, ER physician at Lovelace Medical Center, was interviewed live on KOB-TV at the Balloon Fiesta to talk about the Lovelace First Aid Clinic. Lovelace Health System operates the Lovelace First Aid Clinic that is onsite at Balloon Fiesta Park.


Lovelace Women's Hospital Hosts 5th Annual Girls' Night out

Lovelace Women’s Hospital sponsored the Fifth Annual Girls’ Night Out at Hotel Albuquerque on Oct. 4. The event featured spa vendors, health screenings, raffles and a Dillard’s fashion show.  KOB-TV anchor Heather Mills participated in the event.

You can view the piece that ran on KOB-TV here.


Also, Univision reporter Angelica Loya participated in the fashion show. You can watch the piece that ran on Univision here.

Lovelace Women's Hospital CEO on 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.

Love in the News

Local Media

To celebrate Lovelace Medical Center’s new look and leadership, the hospital held a rededication ceremony for business and community leaders. You can view the article that ran in the Albuquerque Journal here.

KOB-TV did a feature story on Andrea Garcia who helped paint bright murals and penguins in the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital. View the piece here.

Joint Commission Names Lovelace Women’s Hospital as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Joint Commission

Lovelace Women's Hospital Joint Commission Top Performer

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only Albuquerque hospital to be recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on key quality
measures for pneumonia and surgical care in 2011.
The hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on these quality measures.

Rededicated Lovelace Medical Center

ABQ Journal

Lovelace Health System on Monday rededicated its flagship hospital, the 10-story, 120,000-square-foot Lovelace Medical Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NE. The system has invested almost $120 million on improving the 263-bed hospital, including a recently completed six-month project to clean and recaulk the building, re-seal its windows and cover it with a new brown stucco-like finish. The hospital was built in 1967 and was acquired by Ardent Health Services in 2003 as part of its deal to purchase the old St. Joseph Healthcare System from Catholic Health Initiatives.

News and Events

Set Free with Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

In 2014, it was time for Katie McClain.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center receives American Heart Association accreditation for acute cardiac care

ALBUQUERQUE — August 7, 2015 -- Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has recei

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award

ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 30, 2015 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received