Aging into Medicare

Prime Time November 14, 2012

By Marlene Baca An important Medicare deadline is approaching for many New Mexicans. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period began Oct. 15, 2012, and will end on Dec. 7, 2012. During the Open Enrollment Period, you can switch from Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A & B) to a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, switch from a Medicare Advantage plan back to Original Medicare, switch from one...

Physician Practice Adds to Lovelace’s Quality Reputation:

Prime Time November 14, 2012

Lovelace has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., bringing one of the most esteemed physicians practices in New Mexico to be a part of the Lovelace Health System. “It’s an exciting moment in Lovelace’s history,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Southwest Medical Associates is one of the premier medical groups in our community with high quality physicians who...

Lovelace Health System Pharmacies Launch Prescription Drug Delivery

New Mexico Business Weekly November 13, 2012

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter Lovelace Health System said Tuesday that its retail pharmacy arm has launched a free prescription drug delivery service in Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Rio Rancho. The firm’s 10 retail pharmacies in the Albuquerque metropolitan area began offering the free prescription delivery Nov. 5, said Lovelace spokeswoman Laurie Volkin. Patients who call a Lovelace pharmacy...

Lovelace Medical Center Invests in New Cancer Equipment

Santa Fe New Mexican, Cancer Guide, October 2012 November 13, 2012

 In October, the Santa Fe New Mexican ran a special guide on cancer services. The LMC Cancer Center was included. Click here to view the original article. Albuquerque-based Lovelace Medical Center announced that it spent $11 million in 2011 on state-of-the-art equipment to make treatment more efficient and, in some cases, faster for patients. According to Lovelace, the new equipment...

Letter to Editor, Lovelace Transition Painless

ABQ Journal November 09, 2012

AS A HEALTH care worker and consumer, I would like to express the ease and support I have received from Lovelace Health Plan and its providers during the transition from my ABQ Health Partners provider to another who accepts my Lovelace insurance. The day I found out about the termination of the contract with Lovelace Health Plan by ABQ Health Partners, I was faced with the need to find another...