Major health care provider will build new 43,000 SF clinic in North I-25 area

Albuquerque Business First

Feb 11, 2016, 4:22pm MST Updated Feb 12, 2016, 7:59am MST

Stephanie Guzman


Lovelace Health System plans to break ground on a two-story, 43,200-square-foot clinic in the North I-25 corridor near Jefferson Street and Osuna Road.

The primary care clinic will be part of Independence Square, located at 6701 Jefferson St. NE. The development is by Scott Throckmorton of Argus Investment Realty, who has been working on it since he and other investors bought the 7-acre property in the summer of 2013.

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Lovelace Westside Hospital designated as a Pinwheel Champion by Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – February 9, 2016 – Lovelace Westside Hospital is pleased to announce that they have been designated a Pinwheel Champion by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC). The hospital is the only one in New Mexico to have received this designation.

Area hospitals see spike in ER visits, wait times


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —With more people insured under the Affordable Care Act, citizens might find it harder to get in to see their doctor -- and that has more people making a visit to the emergency room.

“Over the last two years, we've seen significant increase in volume,” said Michael Disney, physician medical director at Lovelace Women’s Hospital.

Obamacare triggers surge in ER visits

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer

Sunday, February 7th, 2016 at 12:02am

Old habits die hard.

One of the goals when Congress approved Obamacare in 2010 was that fewer people would use expensive emergency room care for everything from sore throats to urinary tract infections.

It hasn’t worked out that way.

Day of Dance Brings Dance, Fun and Health Together

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Morning Brew host and Duke City Dance Off dancer, Dan Mayfield, interivewed Chip Hindi and Kaleb Stratton from Enchantment Dancing on the morning show. Day of Dance will be held Saturday, February 13 at Albuquerque Embassy Suites beginning at 11:00 a.m.


Lovelace Health System welcomes James Washecka as Division CFO

Press Release


Lovelace Health System welcomes James Washecka as Division CFO

ALBUQUERQUE – January 29, 2016 – Lovelace Health System is pleased to announce that James Washecka, FHFMA, MBA, has been named as division chief financial officer, starting March 1.

Lovelace names new division CFO

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — James Washecka has been named division chief financial officer of Lovelace Health System, starting March 1.

For the past five years, he has been chief financial officer of Hillcrest Hospital South in Tulsa, Okla. Hillcrest South and Lovelace Health System are affiliates of Ardent Health Services.  Washecka was named Ardent’s CFO of the Year in 2012.

Celebrating KAFB’s 75th year

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fifty-four area civic and business leaders became the newest members of Kirtland Air Force Base’s Honorary Commanders Program on Friday during a ceremony that officially kicked off the sprawling base’s yearlong 75th anniversary celebration.

Kirtland pegs its birthday as Jan. 7, 1941 – the day construction began on Albuquerque Army Air Base, which started training bomber crews for World War II. Today, Kirtland has hundreds of tenant organizations, including Sandia National Laboratories, and employs nearly 21,000 people.

Lovelace’s Heart Hospital to open $5 million operating room

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 4:26pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A new hybrid operating room at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center means a patient undergoing relatively minor surgery won’t have to be moved to a surgical suite if something more serious occurs.

Lovelace spent nearly $5 million to convert one of its surgical suites to accommodate a combination of imaging equipment and an operating table, enabling surgeons to perform what are called “hybrid” procedures.

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