Lovelace Pilot Reduces Hip, Knee Surgery Costs

New Mexico Business Weekly November 30, 2012

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter When Dr. Richard White decided to participate in a federal Medicare pilot program in Albuquerque to standardize hip and knee replacement surgeries, he was excited because he knew bringing down the cost of the surgeries would be a key step in helping reduce overall care costs. But White, a consultant for orthopedic program development at Lovelace Health System, has...

Vogelsang Joins Lovelace Regional Hospital Staff

Roswell Daily Record November 29, 2012

Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell is pleased to welcome Glenn Vogelsang, M.D., Ph.D., to its family of providers. Prior to joining Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Dr. Vogelsang practiced in Oklahoma, Arizona, Wisconsin, Washington, North Carolina, Iowa and North Dakota. Vogelsang is a board-certified family medicine physician and is now seeing patients at the Lovelace Regional Hospital...

Lovelace: 94% of Members Stayed after ABQHP Split

New Mexico Business Weekly November 29, 2012

Lovelace Health Plan said Thursday that nearly 94 percent of its 58,000 members who were affected by the end of the firm’s contract with ABQ Health Partners have stayed with Lovelace. Lovelace also said it has received word from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the agency will not extend the open enrollment period in New Mexico for Medicare members past the Dec. 7 deadline...

Whooping Cough, Interviews with Dr. John Iacuone

KOB-TV, ABQ Journal November 28, 2012

KOB-TV Doctors blame the national whooping cough outbreak on parents who don't get their children immunized, and that's the case here in New Mexico, where nearly 700 cases of the disease are reported. Two of the cases were fatal - a two month old baby girl in San Miguel County, and a four year old boy in Bernalillo County. Doctors say nearly all of the cases could have been prevented with...

Farron Sneed Announcement

New Mexico Business Weekly November 28, 2012

SPOTLIGHTFarron SneedCEO, LovelaceWestside Hospital Summary: Sneed is a new hire. He will serve as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital beginning November 26. Sneed has more than 20 years of experience in health care administration.Most recently, he worked for Community Health Systems as chief operating officer/facility complianceofficer at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W. Va....