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.

Flu Season is Here


Flu season is here and it’s time to think about getting that flu shot. Stuart Dyson visited Lovelace where they’re talking vaccine.

Stuart: There’s plenty of flu vaccine ready to go all over New Mexico, 85 million distributed nationwide already. The question is who needs a flu shot?  The answer is you do.

Teen Offers Talents to Comfort Hospital Children at Lovelace Westside Hospital


She's just 18, but has the artistic talent of someone who has been painting for years and years, and, she has a big heart to share with the world. This week's Hometown Hero says she knows it can be tough going to the hospital as a kid and she's hoping she's made it easier for some.

More Insured Means That Medical Care Must Change

ABQ Journal

By Winthrop
Quigley/Journal Staff Writer

It’s a classic problem: How do you carry around 10 pounds of potatoes when all you have is a five-pound bag?

Starting Jan. 1, 2014, an estimated 200,000 or so New Mexicans who have been without health insurance will be required to purchase some, with government help if necessary, or pay a penalty to the Internal Revenue Service.

Lovelace Clinic Offers Free Health Screenings

Roswell Daily Record

By Chaunte’l Powell/Record Staff Writer

The Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is encouraging the community to be proactive about their health. In an effort to help the community take charge of their health, the Family and Urgent Care center offers wellness screenings seven days a week, free of charge.

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Dawn Tschabrun said a number of tests are done to get the full scope of how healthy a person really is. The screening includes body weight and vital signs, pulse, blood pressure, blood oxygen level and lab tests.

Aquatic Therapy at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital

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As part of National Rehabilitation Week, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital is promoting a unique therapy service that is only available at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, it’s called Aquatic Therapy.  With this type of treatment the patient can improve their range of motion, increase strength, and improve their quality of life. Joseph Garcia:  “It is a type of exercise that is both fun and relaxing. The water is heated to 92 degrees it is very comfortable for your body.”  Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital and the therapy pool are located at 505 Elm Street in NE Albuquerque.

Lovelace Women's Hospital Hosts 6th Annual NICU Reunion


KOB-TV came out to cover our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebration this weekend.  The event was co-sponsored with the March of Dimes.  Hundreds of NICU families attended the event that included face painting, balloon animals, food, music and carnival games. Lovelace Women’s Hospital has treated more than 4,000 babies since we opened our expanded Level III, 53-bed NICU in 2007.

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Helping Seniors with Depression & Behavioral Health Issues

Prime Time

How much do you know about depression? This common behavioral health disorder is a medical illness that responds to treatment. We know that about one in 10 people in the United States is affected by depression and it can affect women and men of all ages. Depression is not a natural part of aging but rather a medical condition that should be treated aggressively.

Coordinated care: health care Rx, or HMOs all over again? New payment models will be a key issue

New Mexico Business Weekly

When ABQ Health Partners announced its merger this week with a California-based physicians’ group, it said it was hoping to accelerate its push into coordinated care, a team approach to health care.

The Albuquerque group’s new partner, HealthCare Partners, with more than 8,300 doctors, has been using the coordinated care model for decades, and it seemed like a good way to help ABQ Health Partners acquire the expertise and technology to employ the model.

Aging into Medicare: Your deductibles, expenses and options

PrimeTime by Marlene Baca

Becoming eligible for Medicare can be a great thing for thousands of New Mexicans. Medicare helps many Americans afford high quality health care. It is important, however, to know what expenses you’ll have as a Medicare recipient. We are continuing in our monthly series about what it means to age into Medicare and what Medicare means for you. This month, we will tell you more about the expenses associated with Medicare, so that you know what you can to expect to pay for your health care.

What are my expenses?