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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Lovelace searches for CFO after exec takes California position

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

Lovelace Health System's chief financial officer, Stephen Forney, has stepped down from his role with the organization after almost six years.

According to Katherine Cox, communications manager for LHS, Forney's departure was not the result of discord with the organization.

"It was a personal decision for Stephen Forney to leave Lovelace Health System and Albuquerque. He was instrumental to the growth and success of Lovelace and has helped to better position the organization for the future," Cox said. "A national search is underway for his position."

Lovelace Health System raises over $440,000 for United Way

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (December 11, 2015) – Employees of Lovelace Health System raised a total of $442,245 for United Way of Central New Mexico and United Way of Chaves County in the annual fundraising campaign this fall.

People on the Move: Candace Reid, CNM

Albuquerque Business First

Candace Reid has been a certified nurse midwife since 2010 and was a registered nurse for seven years in both Labor & Delivery and the Emergency Department. She is a member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and a certified lactation counselor. She joins the Lovelace Westside Women's clinic.

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Women's health clinic opens at Lovelace Westside

Rio Rancho Observer

Lovelace Medical Group recently celebrated the opening of a new women’s health clinic at Lovelace Westside Medical Pavilion, 10511 Golf Course Road NW.

The new clinic will provide expanded services to women on Albuquerque’s Westside and in Rio Rancho, including access to new technology for minimally invasive gynecological surgeries, prenatal care and other women’s issues.

State Rep. Monica Youngblood, the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and the Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce attended Thursday's ribbon-cutting, as did several other local dignitaries.

Hospital, home health donate

Roswell Daily Record

Staff from Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell and Interim Home Health visited the Chaves County JOY Centers Inc. on Tuesday to present a donation of winter items for seniors identified by JOY Center staff. The effort began in 2014 when a home-delivered-meals recipient was found riding the bus all day to keep warm because she had no heat in her home. Interim Home Health stepped in to donate a heater, as well as food and blankets to her and others in need.

Lovelace opens new women's clinic on Albuquerque's Westside


KOAT news covered the ribbon cutting ceremony at Lovelace Medical Group's new Women's Health clinic on Albuquerque's Westside on December 10.


Lovelace opens new women's clinic in Albuquerque


There’s now a new women’s health clinic in Albuquerque. Officials opened the doors to the Lovelace medical group facility Thursday. It’s next to their Westside hospital near Golf Course Road and McMahon.

Hospital officials say they built the center to care for the high number of female patients especially those expecting a new child in their life. Instead of going to the hospital officials say deliveries can be done at this care center.

Lovelace plans to expand other facilities in the next year as well.

Westside growth leads to Lovelace expansion

Albuquerque Business First

By Sal Christ

Growth on the Westside is booming so much that Lovelace Westside Hospital has added a 5,300-square-foot clinic to its campus.

According to Dr. John Cruickshank, chief executive officer of Lovelace Medical Group and chief medical officer of Lovelace Health System, the organization needed to expand its operations on the Lovelace Westside Hospital campus after demand for women's care services skyrocketed over the last year.

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