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Hospitals Report Surgery Rates

ABQ Journal April 28, 2014

By Donna Olmstead Dr. Sharon Phelan, medical director for labor and delivery at the University of New Mexico Hospital, also a professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, says the cesarean section rate at the hospital, 21 or 22 percent, is slightly less than the state’s average. The rate of c-section for the first pregnancy or...

Special Delivery

ABQ Journal April 28, 2014

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer Ellen Geske didn’t want her second daughter delivered by cesarean section, but a couple of issues in her pregnancy were making that a possibility. Her baby was breech, meaning her head was up instead of down. Also, she had an overabundance of amniotic fluid, she explains one afternoon at ABQ Health Partners Women’s Health on Montgomery. Dr. Rita Leard...

Lovelace CEO: Cath lab shows a commitment to community

Roswell Daily Record April 27, 2014

The new cath lab is just one example of the commitment to Roswell by Lovelace Regional Hospital, says CEO Dawn Tschabrun. The new cardiac catheterization laboratory held a grand opening on Tuesday, the facility is about six weeks old, Tschabrun said. The cath lab is built with state-of-the-art technology that will allow providers to treat a variety of patients with cardiovascular and vascular...

Lovelace CEO: Volunteers critical to providing compassionate care

Albuquerque Business First April 25, 2014

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First They greet patients when they come into the hospital, deliver magazines to patients in their rooms and sometimes they just sit with patients and talk with them. They are the 350 volunteers who help in Lovelace Health System hospitals in the Albuquerque area, and on Friday, LHS honored them with a luncheon at the Albuquerque...

Lovelace Volunteers Honored

KRQE April 25, 2014

KRQE came out to the Lovelace Volunteer Awards celebration. They interviewed long-time Lovelace Westside Hospital volunteer Audrey Stern who has volunteered more than 11,000 hours.