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Flu Season is Here

KOB-TV September 25, 2012

Flu season is here and it’s time to think about getting that flu shot. Stuart Dyson visited Lovelace where they’re talking vaccine. Stuart: There’s plenty of flu vaccine ready to go all over New Mexico, 85 million distributed nationwide already. The question is who needs a flu shot?  The answer is you do. Dr. Iacuone: “Everybody needs to get the vaccine.” John Iacuone is with Lovelace...

Joint Commission Names Lovelace Women’s Hospital as Top Performer on Key Quality Measures

Joint Commission September 25, 2012

Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only Albuquerque hospital to be recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on key quality measures for pneumonia and surgical care in 2011. The hospital met or exceeded 95 percent performance on these quality measures. The report just released by the Joint Commission lists 620 hospitals as Top Performers, which is the top 18 percent of hospitals across...

Rededicated Lovelace Medical Center

ABQ Journal September 25, 2012

Lovelace Health System on Monday rededicated its flagship hospital, the 10-story, 120,000-square-foot Lovelace Medical Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NE. The system has invested almost $120 million on improving the 263-bed hospital, including a recently completed six-month project to clean and recaulk the building, re-seal its windows and cover it with a new brown stucco-like finish. The...

Teen Offers Talents to Comfort Hospital Children at Lovelace Westside Hospital

KOB-TV September 24, 2012

She's just 18, but has the artistic talent of someone who has been painting for years and years, and, she has a big heart to share with the world. This week's Hometown Hero says she knows it can be tough going to the hospital as a kid and she's hoping she's made it easier for some. It's not your typical hospital setting. You won't find white walls in the Inpatient Pediatric Unit's Procedure Room...

More Insured Means That Medical Care Must Change

ABQ Journal September 23, 2012

By Winthrop Quigley/Journal Staff Writer It’s a classic problem: How do you carry around 10 pounds of potatoes when all you have is a five-pound bag? Starting Jan. 1, 2014, an estimated 200,000 or so New Mexicans who have been without health insurance will be required to purchase some, with government help if necessary, or pay a penalty to the Internal Revenue Service. If state government takes...