Is Your Hospital One of the Best Places to Work

Nurse Zone November 14, 2013

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor November 14, 2013 - Individual nurses may be motivated by different things, but most will agree that a supportive work environment and opportunities for professional growth can go a long way toward improving job satisfaction. And there are a few hospitals that seem to have discovered the right formula for creating a great place to work. Modern Healthcare ...

Whooping Cough Outbreak Grow Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

KOB-TV November 13, 2013

It's a sound that many thought was long gone, but it's a sound that has been creeping back up in the United States. Colorado has reported more than 1,000 cases of it this year alone. It's the sound of whooping cough. According to Dr. Jeffrey Thomas from Lovelace Health Center, whooping cough is caused by the bacterium Bortetella pertussis. "It's a highly contagious disease that's spread from...

Lovelace Sells its Insurance Operation to BCBS

ABQ Journal November 12, 2013

Lovelace Health System has agreed to sell its insurance operation – with 108,000 members – to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close, assuming regulators approve, no sooner than year’s end. Lovelace CEO Ron Stern said in an interview Monday that the Lovelace Health Plan became too small to survive when it lost its bid earlier this year to...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan

November 11, 2013

Blue Cross and Blue Shield to Buy Lovelace Health Plan  Plan members will have continued access to Lovelace providers, hospitals and services ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Nov. 11, 2013) – Lovelace Health System (LHS) today announced it has reached definitive agreements for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), through its affiliate Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM), to acquire...

How To Stay Healthy During The Holidays

Prime Time, November November 08, 2013

By Duc Vuong, M.D., board-certified surgeon and director of Lovelace Bariatrics Department Dieting during the holidays almost never works. It will not only frustrate you but also detract from the key aspect of the holidays—to celebrate family bonds, enjoy yourself and the company of others, and make new and lasting memories. TV shows that have a segment on “How to make your Thanksgiving healthier...