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Lovelace Employees in the News

ABQ Journal

Janet Seng, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health Plan as Medical Director. Seng previously worked for 16 years in private practice.  She has a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree, both from the University of Louisville; did an internship at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas; and completed a family practice residency in Louisville, Ky. Seng is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice; a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and is certified by the ABQAURP in health care quality and management.

Summer Heat - Lovelace Featured in KOAT Story

View a piece that ran on KOAT-TV about summer heat illness featuring Lovelace Medical Center Emergency Physician Tony Salazar.

Supreme Court's Obamacare Ruling

NM Business Weekly

New Mexico’s business and health care leaders seemed to be relieved that some clarity and certainty has been brought to the health care debate – at least for now.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act on Thursday will last through at least the November presidential election. If Republican Mitt Romney wins, things could change again, they said.

But the decision brought relief in that it provided some certainty.

NM Insurers, Providers, Employers Push Ahead on Health Care Expansion

SF New Mexican

About a year ago, officials at the Santa Fe-based solar installation company Positive Energy Inc. took the first steps in getting the business’s 50 employees covered by health insurance.

Once the company offered the coverage, however, just 30 could afford the premiums, which start at $1,100 a month for a family that pays a $1,000 deductible, said CEO Regina Wheeler.

So with a Supreme Court ruling Thursday that will continue to expand access and coverage to nearly every American, Wheeler again has some work to do to make sure the other 20 employees will be covered.

State Facing Medicaid Choices

ABQ Journal

Now for the hard part.

The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday upholding nearly all of the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare sets the stage for a potentially ugly state-level debate over Medicaid spending.

LHS Employees Named to NMBW's 40 Under 40

New Mexico Business Weekly

Katrina Morgan
Director of Inpatient Services Lovelace Westside Hospital

Education: bachelor’s degree, nursing, and master’s degree, health administration, The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Student Artist Brushes up Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital

Rio Rancher Observer

Andrea Garcia,18, shows a painting in the treatment room of the Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital.  

By Brad Buck/Observer Reporter

Andrea Garcia spent 30 hours a week — sometimes even coming in on weekends — to give an artistic touch to the walls at the Lovelace Westside Hospital Inpatient Pediatric Unit.

The Hope Christian School graduate, 18, draws inspiration from her teacher, Robert Millar, who lives in Rio Rancho.

Insurers Extend ACA Provisions

ABQ Journal

Two of New Mexico’s largest insurance companies are joining some national competitors in pledging to continue some of the popular provisions of the Affordable Care Act, even if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the law.

Playworks Featured on Eye of New Mexico

KOB-TV

Lovelace is a proud sponsor of Playworks. A segment on Playworks was recently featured on Eye on New Mexico.

Lovelace Health Plan expects to double its member rolls this year

New Mexico Business Weekly

Bob Hayes, CFO of the Melloy Nissan car dealership in Albuquerque, had had it with having to play the negotiating game for health insurance for the firm’s employees.

After two proposed 20 percent premium increases over three years from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Hayes decided to listen when representatives of Lovelace Health Plan came knocking.

On June 1, 435 of Melloy’s employees and their dependents switched to the Lovelace Health Plan.

News and Events

Seminar: Sleep Issues as We Age

Many things change as we get older, and sleep patterns and sleep di

Walgreens to Acquire Lovelace’s Retail Pharmacy Businesses

DEERFIELD, Ill., and ALBUQUERQUE, NM, March 9, 2015 – Walgreen Co.