Medicare makeover

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 12:02a

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Big changes are coming to Medicare in 2016, and New Mexico’s payers and providers are gearing up to fulfill mandates prescribed by Uncle Sam in both far-reaching and small ways.

Some of the changes won’t affect New Mexicans but, in other cases, patients could see their doctors and hospitals working more closely with each other to help bring speedier medical recoveries for patients over age 65.

Ribbon cut at new Lovelace clinic


Lovelace Medical Group held a ribbon cutting for a new internal medicine and general surgery clinic at St. Joseph's Square in downtown Albuquerque on January 13.

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Lovelace adds primary care clinic Downtown

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 1:26pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — To accommodate hundreds of potential new patients living near downtown Albuquerque, Lovelace Medical Group has opened a new primary care facility adjacent to the Lovelace Medical Center campus.

Giving Back January 2016

Albuquerque Business First

Lovelace Health System's 2015 campaing for United Way raised over $440,000 for United Way in New Mexico. Pictured are the site leaders who collected funds at each location.

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First baby of 2016 born at Lovelace Women's Hospital


The first baby of 2016 in Albuquerque was born at Lovelace Women's Hospital at 12:29am.


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With New Year upon us, so are New Year's resolutions


With the start of 2016, many people are setting New Year’s resolutions.

Erica Zucco’s is to pick up the art and sport of dance at Enchantment Dancing and to get fit in the process.

"It's good for the mind, body and soul," Kaleb Stratton said.

When you set a resolution, you may have a goal in mind. But Chip Hindi says he sees a lot of new dancers with each New Year, and says to be open to more than that.

Family welcomes first arrival of 2016

Roswell Daily Record

Lucy Gray Perini, born around 2am Jan 1, was Lovelace Regional Hospital's first special delivery of 2016. Perini is the first-born child of Michael and McKenie Perini of Carlsbad. McKenzie said Lucy was born in the midst of a New Year's Eve party at the hospital surrounded by three sets of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.


130 women hospital and health system leaders to know | 2015

Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following female leaders to its annual list of 130 women hospital and health system leaders to know.

 These 130 women, who are executives at hospitals and health systems across the nation, have established themselves as successful leaders within the ever-changing healthcare industry.

People on the Move: Lara Wengert

Albuquerque Business First

Wengert will be responsible for the clinical liaison team, case management functions of the organization and selected quality initiatives. She has been integral in marketing, business development and quality at the hospital, and has been a licensed speech language pathologist for over 18 years.

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People on the Move: Mark Walker, DO

Albuquerque Business First

r. Walker brings over 20 years of experience as a physician, as well as vast clinical research experience in diabetes, incontinence and joint pain. He earned a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from the Univ. of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. He will work out of the Westside location.

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A mother’s Labor of Love story supporting pregnancy and natural delivery

Michelle Amaya Schmidt welcomed her first child, a boy, Asher Hunter Schmidt on January 13, 2016.