By Sterling Fluharty
In late March, Consumer Reports unveiled its hospital safety ratings and ranked Lovelace Westside Hospital No. 14 in the nation. The magazine rated 2,591 hospitals across the country, including several in New Mexico, according to a news release and the magazine’s website.
In an interview Tuesday, CEO Farron Sneed described “daily safety huddles” that likely contributed to his...
Taxpayers footing bill for over 80 percent of premium revenue at three NM insurers
Albuquerque Business FirstApril 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...
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...
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...