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Governor Commits to Medicaid Expansion

ABQ Journal January 11, 2013

By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Reporter The state of New Mexico will accept what could be as much as $6.2 billion from the federal government between 2014 and 2020 to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 170,000 adults, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Wednesday. “Access to health insurance has the potential to improve the well being of our families so our kids can learn better in school and...

Flu cases on rise in New Mexico

KRQE January 11, 2013

The numbers continue to climb across the country and in New Mexico for the outbreak of the influenza virus. According to the latest activity map from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the course of one week the spread of cases in New Mexico went from a level of regional to widespread.  That's also the same situation for a strong majority of the country.In tracking cases,...

How I Keep HR Humane

New Mexico Business Weekly January 07, 2013

Featuring an interview with Patricia Harris, HRD, Lovelace Health Plan: Among the challenges that human resources faces is effectively assisting employees with their many roles, including work, family, civic and spiritual commitments, health, recreation and self-development goals. This can take a toll on employees through stress and ineffectively managing their diet and exercise. We have...

New CEO Named At Lovelace Westside Hospital

ABQ Journal, Westside Edition January 03, 2013

By Rosalie Rayburn/Journal Staff Writer Lovelace Westside Hospital’s new CEO is relishing the challenges of competing with new hospitals in Rio Rancho. Farron Sneed joined the 80-bed West Side hospital at Golf Course and McMahon late last month, replacing   Troy Greer, who was made CEO of the Lovelace Medical Center in Downtown Albuquerque in July. Greer had held the position since...

Maiya Abigail and Emma Louise arrive Tuesday

Roswell Daily Record January 03, 2013

Two area couples will have another reason to celebrate Jan. 1 — it’s the day they became parents.Maiya Abigail, the first baby of the new year in Roswell, was born 4:47 a.m., Tuesday, at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell to Lori Shirley and Dale Brunson. She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 inches in length. Shirley said Maiya was supposed to be due Jan. 17, but she had been hoping to have...