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Belen, Los Lunas Vie for Hospital

ABQ Journal March 19, 2013

Artist’s rendering of a proposed hospital in Belen. It would be owned by a private nonprofit and managed by Ameris Health Systems of Nashville, Tenn. (Photo Courtesy of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini)Commissioners must choose between two competing proposals for a planned Valencia Regional Medical Center, setting off a rivalry between Belen and Los Lunas, which both want the hospital.Officials in the two...

Dr. Lichtmacher Joins Lovelace Health System

ABQ Journal March 18, 2013

ABRAHAM LICHTMACHER, M.D., has joined the Lovelace Health System (LHS) as chief of women’s services. Lichtmacher has been in clinical practice for 30 years and most recently worked as the chief of obstetrics and gynecology for the Rochester General Health System in New York. He has a medical degree from New York Medical College; received postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology at the...

What should happen to indigent funds after ACA?

Albuquerque Business First March 18, 2013

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business FirstAt some point after the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect in January 2014, pretty much every American will have health insurance.In theory, that means just about every patient that walks through a hospital door will be a paying customer. There will be no, or at least very little, care that hospitals provide for which they won’t be paid...

Anticoagulation Clinic at Lovelace Medical Center

Prime Time March 18, 2013

Pharmacist and Anticoagulation Clinic Manager, Carly Cloud, recently opened the Lovelace Anticoagulation Clinic at Lovelace Medical Center after recognizing a need in the community. The clinic was launched in November to help patients manage their blood thinner therapy, while providing an accessible and experienced staff for seamless patient care. “We take walk-ins,” Carly says. “They can be seen...

Lovelace Renovates Westside ER to Benefit Pediatric Patients

Albuquerque Business First March 15, 2013

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business FirstNow kids can feel comfortable if they have to go to the emergency room at Lovelace Westside Hospital.The hospital recently finished a $250,000 renovation project that turned four of its emergency department exam rooms into kid-friendly areas that feature flat-screen TVs and penguin-themed murals designed to make patients under 17 feel more...