Carrots and Sticks

Albuquerque Journal May 27, 2012

Employers increasingly incentivize good health with cash prizes, contests Walk for an hour a day, get $200 from your employer. Go for an annual checkup, get a $10 gift card. Indulge in tobacco, pay an extra $20 a month for health insurance. Companies including several major employers in the Albuquerque area are increasingly using carrots and sticks to induce their workers to more closely...

Holding the line: Pilot program uses collaboration to reduce medical costs

ABQ Journal May 21, 2012

By Amanda Schoenberg A pilot program to change how doctors and hospitals bill Medicare has lowered costs and reduced readmission rates in the first year.  In 2009, Lovelace Health System was chosen for the Acute Care Episode demonstration program, in which hospitals receive one “bundled” payment from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for in-patient orthopedic and cardiac...

Recess is back at some Albuquerque schools - and it's better than ever

KOB-TV May 18, 2012

  This year there's been some big changes to recess at several Albuquerque elementary schools - and students say it's all for the better. A new program called Playworks started this year in seven schools. So far, bullying is down and physical activity is up. Recess at Griegos Elementary School has changed a lot since last year. Students still get to choose what they want to do during their...

Stroke Seminar and Certified Primary Stroke Center at Lovelace Medical Center

Univision May 17, 2012

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital Aquatic Therapy

KOB-TV May 16, 2012

It's National Stroke Month and Lovelace Hospital is trying to get the word out about this serious health condition.  Strokes are actually the 4th leading cause of death in the country. On Tuesday, there was a community event held at Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital. People there were able to get into the therapy pool, to see how aquatic therapy can help with stroke recovery. Suzette Miera...