Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners Sign New Agreement

December 02, 2013

ALBUQUERQUE (December 2, 2013) – Lovelace Health Plan and ABQ Health Partners (ABQ HP) have signed an agreement that will allow Lovelace patients and members to immediately access ABQ HP physicians and providers. Lovelace and ABQ Health Partners will begin notifying patients and members of this change. “We’re pleased to have these providers rejoin our network,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO...

Global Audience of Doctors Views Lovelace Women's Hospital Surgery

Albuquerque Business First November 15, 2013

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First An audience of 1,200 doctors from around the world tuned in Thursday to watch a surgical procedure taking place in New Mexico. Lovelace Women’s Hospital and Dr. Amy Garcia broadcast a live laparoscopic minimally-invasive hysterectomy to the doctors who were gathered in Washington D.C. for the Global Congress on...

Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work

Nurse Zone November 14, 2013

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are a few hospitals that seem to have discovered the right formula for creating a great place to work. Modern Healthcare ...

Whooping Cough Outbreak Grow Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV November 13, 2013

It's a sound that many thought was long gone, but it's a sound that has been creeping back up in the United States. Colorado has reported more than 1,000 cases of it this year alone. It's the sound of whooping cough. According to Dr. Jeffrey Thomas from Lovelace Health Center, whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bortetella pertussis. "It's a highly contagious disease that's spread from...

Lovelace Sells its Insurance Operation to BCBS

ABQ Journal November 12, 2013

Lovelace Health System has agreed to sell its insurance operation – with 108,000 members – to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close, assuming regulators approve, no sooner than year’s end. Lovelace CEO Ron Stern said in an interview Monday that the Lovelace Health Plan became too small to survive when it lost its bid earlier this year to...