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Programs Help Families Navigate Most Devastating Thing

ABQ Journal October 15, 2013

By Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer Leaving the hospital with empty arms after losing a baby is devastating. Local care providers have established programs with links to resources to help families through their tsunamis of grief. Jen Barrows, a labor and delivery nurse, runs a grief support program at Lovelace Women’s Hospital. “As a mother, I feel losing a baby is the most devastating thing...

Insurance Changes Ahead, Even for Happily Insured

ABQ Journal October 13, 2013

Winthrop Quigley / Journal Staff Writer Before, during and after the birth of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama repeated one talking point over and over: If you are happy with your current insurance, nothing will change. Robert Hare was happy with his insurance. So were Gregory Rothrock and his family. Yet, their insurance must change, and it will cost them more money. The...

Chicken Pox Vaccine, Interview with Dr. Thomas Gross

KRQE October 11, 2013

It's not as common as it used to be, but still, nobody wants the chicken pox. So what's the best way to protect your kids? A new study says a double dose of chicken pox vaccine is your best bet. Pediatricians have been giving two doses of the vaccine since 2006, but this is the first time a study shows just how much more effective a double dose is than a single dose. So if you missed your second...

Rachelle Spencer/Jennifer Wichman Announcement

ABQ Journal October 07, 2013

RACHELLE SPENCER has joined the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center as Administrator. Spencer has 20 years’ experience in hospital operations including 17 years’ experience in hospital executive level positions. She previously worked as the CEO of Kindred Hospital in Phoenix; as an associate administrator at the Tucson Heart Hospital in Tucson; and as the...

Balloon Fiesta Interview - Lovelace First Aid Clinic

KOB-TV October 05, 2013

Cathy Fitzgerald, ER Nurse at Lovelace, did a live interview with KOB-TV this weekend at Balloon Fiesta Park to talk about the Lovelace First Aid Clinic.  Lovelace has operated this Clinic at Balloon Fiesta for the past 20 years and Lovelace Health System is the Official Healthcare Provider for the 2013 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.