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Lovelace Westside Hospital on top 100 list

ABQ Journal March 07, 2013

By Journal Staff Lovelace Westside Hospital has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics based on its overall organizational performance.The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study released in late February evaluates performance in 10 areas, including mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, adherence to clinical standards of care...

Lovelace Hospitals will Begin Serving Tricare Members

Albuquerque Business First March 07, 2013

Beginning April 1, Lovelace Health System’s hospitals will provide health care services to members of the TRICARE insurance plan for military service members and their families, Lovelace said Thursday.There are more than 60,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in New Mexico, and Lovelace is hoping a significant number will chose their facilities for treatment, said Lovelace Vice President and CFO Stephen...

Women of Influence, Dawn Tschabrun

Albuquerque Business First March 05, 2013

Congratulations to Dawn Tschabrun for recently being named a Women of Influence Honoree by Albuquerque Business First.An interview with Dawn is attached that appeared in a special supplement to the newspaper. To see this story in print, click here.

Lovelace Westside Hospital Opens Renovated, Kid-Friendly ER

KOB-TV, KOAT March 05, 2013

Lovelace Westside Hospital opened its renovated emergency department on March 1, which includes a kid-friendly area with four private exam rooms dedicated to children and their families. View the pieces that ran on KOB-TV and KOAT-TV. KOB-TV Stories   KOAT-TV

Breast Reconstructive Surgery Offers Less Painful, Speedier Recovery

ABQ Journal Feature Health Story March 04, 2013

After having a mastectomy for breast cancer, Roberta Crawford opted for a breast reconstructive surgery that’s new to New Mexico. Called DIEP flap, the surgery preserves a patient’s muscle function. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)Though she lost a part of herself when she had to undergo a mastectomy, Roberta Crawford says it could have been worse – she might not have been able to pick up her...