Taxpayers footing bill for over 80 percent of premium revenue at three NM insurers

Albuquerque Business First April 29, 2014

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First Though many Americans decry the possibility of a single-payer health care system, in which the government pays the bill, in New Mexico that system is pretty much here, according to financial reports filed with the New Mexico Office of the Superintendent of Insurance. In 2013, only 13.5 percent of the $2.23 billion in health care...

Hospitals Report Surgery Rates

ABQ Journal April 28, 2014

By Donna Olmstead Dr. Sharon Phelan, medical director for labor and delivery at the University of New Mexico Hospital, also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says the cesarean section rate at the hospital, 21 or 22 percent, is slightly less than the state’s average. The rate of c-section for the first pregnancy or...

Dr. Cruz Interview with KASA This Morning

KASA This Morning April 28, 2014

Dr. Eldie Cruz from Lovelace Medical Group was recently on KASA This Morning to discuss needlescopic surgery.

Special Delivery

ABQ Journal April 28, 2014

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer Ellen Geske didn’t want her second daughter delivered by cesarean section, but a couple of issues in her pregnancy were making that a possibility. Her baby was breech, meaning her head was up instead of down. Also, she had an overabundance of amniotic fluid, she explains one afternoon at ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health on Montgomery. Dr. Rita Leard...

Lovelace Westside Hospital among safest in U.S.

Albuquerque Business First April 28, 2014

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter-Albuquerque Business First Lovelace Westside Hospital has been named one of the safest hospitals in the U.S. by Consumer Reports magazine. The 80-bed hospital received a safety score of 73 out of a possible 100 and was 14th on Consumer Reports’ list of the nation’s safest hospitals. The magazine reviewed about 4,000 hospitals. The safety scores were based on...

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