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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.

Gadget Pain: The New Frontier

ABQ Journal

The seemingly ubiquitous technology-laden gadgets that have made managing our lives and leisure time so easy are also to blame for a number of ailments that now sport quaint nicknames, such as “text neck,” “computer vision syndrome,” “Blackberry thumb,” “iPad elbow, “iPod ear” and “Facebook chin.”

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 3,200 injuries associated with computers and cell phones between 2007 and 2011 at 100 hospitals around the country contracted to report such data, says CPSC spokeswoman Patty Davis.

LMC Primary Stroke Center

Prime Time

Lovelace Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for certification as a Primary Stroke Center.

“By achieving certification as a Primary Stroke Center, Lovelace Medical Center has proven that it has the ability to provide effective, timely care to stroke victims and can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients,” said Laurie Bigham, Chief Nursing Officer at Lovelace Medical Center.

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell Names New CEO

Roswell Daily Record

The latest addition to the Lovelace Health System family has found its patriarch. Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell has named Lloyd Scarrow as its new chief executive officer.

“It was an opportunity that was just serendipitous to what I was ready for in terms of a new challenge,” Scarrow said.

Fifty is Nifty

ABQ Journal

    Now that 50 is the new 40 (or is it 30?) we checked in with six Albuquerque residents celebrating this year. From surprise parties to quiet contemplation, celebrations ranged widely but they all had one thing in common — 50 is big but it sure doesn’t feel old.

Finding balance

    When he turns 50 on Nov. 5, Mayor Richard J. Berry won’t have a mid-life crisis — he had one in his 20s.

    “I was working 80 hours a week to make $17,000 a year,” he says. “Then I figured out you have to have some kind of balance.”

Adelante opens document shredding, imaging center

New Mexico Business Weekly

By Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter

Adelante Development Center Inc. marked another milestone in its steady growth with the official opening of its new secure document center May 31.

“Behind us is the building that created 110 jobs,” said Mike Kivitz, CEO and president of Adelante. “Most of the employees have significant disabilities, but they want to work. Otherwise, they would require our tax dollars and that’s not what they want.”

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Labor of Love Reunion at Lovelace Women's Hospital

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Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital Partners with Ability Connection New Mexico

Last Saturday, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital joined 100 walkers at El Oso Grande Park at Abili