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Lovelace adds emergency rooms for pediatric patients

Rio Rancho Observer January 21, 2013

By Karen Schmidt/Staff Reporter Lovelace Westside Hospital will soon have a pediatric area in its emergency department. As part of the emergency department’s “face lift,” four private exam rooms of the emergency department will be dedicated to children and their families. “It’s part of the evolution of care … that’s become more specialized,” said Dr. Rebecca Webb, who is the medical director of...

Dr. Mario Leyba Announcement

New Mexico Business Weekly January 15, 2013

Mario LeybaEmployer: Lovelace Medical GroupPosition: General Surgeon Summary: Leyba is a new hire. His previous position was the chief of surgery at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M. He was also the lead wound care physician at Alta Vista. He is board-eligible for general surgery and is affiliated with the American Medical Association and the American College of Surgeons. He earned...

Lovelace Recognized for Quality

Prime Time January 14, 2013

Lovelace Westside Hospital has received the 2012 Zia Award from New Mexico Quality Awards for demonstrating the highest level of performance excellence and being considered the “Best in Class” and a role model in New Mexico. The New Mexico Quality Awards, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provides participating organizations with feedback on their strengths and their...

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,...

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...