Parents Can Stay with Pediatric Patients for Inpatient Care at Lovelace Westside Hospital

July 08, 2012

In the new Inpatient Pediatric Unit at Lovelace Westside Hospital, a parent can stay overnight in the room with his or her children. Hospital officials think that’s a crucial element to care in a time that can create emotional trauma for the whole family. The Inpatient Pediatric Unit opened May 1. Dr. Rebecca Webb is the Medical Director of the Inpatient Pediatric Unit. Not only is Webb pleased...

Radio Interview with Pecos Valley Broadcasting on Supreme Court Ruling

Pecos Valley Broadcasting July 03, 2012

Stephen Forney, Vice President and CFO for Lovelace Health System and Ben Slocum, CEO at Lovelace Health Plan, discuss the Supreme Court ruling on Health Care Reform.It ran on June 28, 2012 Click here to listen to the interview

Lovelace Employees in the News

ABQ Journal July 02, 2012

Janet Seng, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health Plan as Medical Director. Seng previously worked for 16 years in private practice.  She has a bachelor’s degree and a medical degree, both from the University of Louisville; did an internship at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas; and completed a family practice residency in Louisville, Ky. Seng is a fellow of the American Academy of Family...

NM Insurers, Providers, Employers Push Ahead on Health Care Expansion

SF New Mexican June 29, 2012

About a year ago, officials at the Santa Fe-based solar installation company Positive Energy Inc. took the first steps in getting the business’s 50 employees covered by health insurance. Once the company offered the coverage, however, just 30 could afford the premiums, which start at $1,100 a month for a family that pays a $1,000 deductible, said CEO Regina Wheeler. So with a Supreme Court ruling...

State Facing Medicaid Choices

ABQ Journal June 29, 2012

Now for the hard part. The Supreme Court’s decision Thursday upholding nearly all of the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare sets the stage for a potentially ugly state-level debate over Medicaid spending. It also:♦ Turns up the heat on state efforts to build a health insurance exchange.♦ Sets off an insurance industry scramble to woo an estimated 75,000 new customers in the state.♦ Forces...