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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.

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.

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.

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.”

Carrots and Sticks

Albuquerque Journal

Employers increasingly incentivize good health with cash prizes, contests
 
Walk for an hour a day, get $200 from your employer. Go for an annual checkup, get a $10 gift card. Indulge in tobacco, pay an extra $20 a month for health insurance.

Companies including several major employers in the Albuquerque area are increasingly using carrots and sticks to induce their workers to more closely monitor their health and to adopt healthier lifestyles, in hopes of lowering medical insurance costs, according to some benefits experts.

Holding the line: Pilot program uses collaboration to reduce medical costs

ABQ Journal

By Amanda Schoenberg

A pilot program to change how doctors and hospitals bill Medicare has lowered costs and reduced readmission rates in the first year. 

In 2009, Lovelace Health System was chosen for the Acute Care Episode demonstration program, in which hospitals receive one “bundled” payment from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for in-patient orthopedic and cardiac procedures. Before the project, doctors and hospitals billed separately for Part A and Part B care. 

Recess is back at some Albuquerque schools - and it's better than ever

KOB-TV

 

This year there's been some big changes to recess at several Albuquerque elementary schools - and students say it's all for the better.

A new program called Playworks started this year in seven schools. So far, bullying is down and physical activity is up.

Recess at Griegos Elementary School has changed a lot since last year. Students still get to choose what they want to do during their break, but now, it's recess with a purpose.

It's goal driven. It's simple and the kids love it.

Jonathan Baca is a 5th grader at Griegos.

News and Events

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

Lovelace Senior Health Summit

Lovelace Health System will be holding a Senior Health Summit September 8th at the Man

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