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Procedure helps asthma patients

ABQ Journal June 18, 2013

Lee Trimmer had struggled with the effects of asthma for pretty much her entire life. It began worsening about 10 years ago, “and exponentially so”  the last few, she says.That is until early last year, when she underwent a new procedure called bronchial thermoplasty. “It’s not a cure for asthma, but it’s as close as they’ve ever come,” says Trimmer, 44, a neonatal intensive care nurse at...

Lovelace puts new cancer-fighting technology to use

Albuquerque Business First June 14, 2013

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business FirstLovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque was the first U.S. hospital to flip a switch and activate a new cancer-fighting technology that the hospital says can zap cancerous tumors in half the time as previous technology did, according to hospital officials.Lovelace activated the technology, called Dynamic Jaws, about six weeks ago. It’s part...

Reform and the Revenue Cycle

HealthLeaders June 13, 2013

By Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is designed, in part, to provide more patients with health insurance through expanded Medicaid eligibility and the introduction of government-run health insurance exchanges that will allow low-income individuals to purchase medical coverage at a subsidized rate.The goals include improving access to care for this...

Lovelace Westside Hospital Makes Top 100 Hospital List

Prime Time June 11, 2013

Congratulations to Lovelace Westside Hospital for being the only hospital in New Mexico to make the Truven Health Analytics top 100 hospital list based on their overall organizational performance.  The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in 10 areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction;...

Lovelace Launches New Website

KOB-TV June 04, 2013

Lovelace Health System has launched a new website at healthcareinformednm.com to get everyone up to speed about health care reform. Lovelace says it’s designed to keep people aware of the changes that are occurring in health care form and how they affect you.