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Racing the clock, NM chooses hybrid fed/state exchange

Albuquerque Business First May 24, 2013

Insurance exchange board member Ben Slocum of Lovelace Health Plan, left, and New Mexico Insurance Superintendent John Franchini speak during an exchange board meeting. By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business FirstThe New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange board decided not to start over.Instead, the board decided to piggyback on the work toward building New Mexico’s online insurance...

NM Child ADHD Rates Lower Than National Average

KOB-TV May 20, 2013

A new study by the CDC found that Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder rates among children three to 17 are higher than recent years. The disorder now tops the list at number one for mental health issues of children under 18.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, about four million children have the disorder nationwide. That amounts to about 7 percent of children....

Top New Mexico Workplaces, Lovelace Westside Hospital

Lovelace Health System May 20, 2013

Lovelace Westside Hospital ranked third in the Top Workplace category for midsize companies. The hospital has been providing quality care and the latest in cutting edge medical technology to Rio Rancho and West Side residents for 25 years. With 2,550 inpatient admissions in 2012, the hospital has 80 beds. Outpatient visits totaled 41,905. The emergency room handled 20,517 visits. Employee...

New health care model centers on the patient

Rio Rancho Observer May 19, 2013

Lovelace and Atrinea Health have partnered to bring a new model for health care to Rio Rancho.That’s according to Dr. John Cruickshank, the chief medical officer for Lovelace Health System. The model is called patient-centered medical home.The Rio Rancho primary care clinic is owned and operated by Atrinea, which employs all the clinic’s health care providers — including four primary care doctors...

Los Lunas Hospital Could Open Its Doors in 2015

Albuquerque Business First May 17, 2013

Damon Scott, Reporter Oklahoma City-based Miller Development + Architecture reiterated its intent to move forward with a hospital in Los Lunas at a Valencia County Commission meeting May 15.At issue is whether the project will be a smaller community hospital or a larger-scale Valencia Regional Medical Center. If Miller can secure $20 million in mill levy funds, along with private investors, the...