Best Places to Work in Healthcare Share Similarities

Nurse Zone December 06, 2012

By Debra Wood, RN, contributor A commitment to delivering quality care, opportunities for professional development and a friendly environment dedicated to people represent some of the qualities nurses and leaders at hospitals near the top of Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list attribute for their high ranking.  “We’ve taken health care back to its original...

Lovelace Women’s Hospital: New Mexico Birthing Centers Offer Options

Natural Awakenings December 06, 2012

Choosing where to deliver a baby is a major decision for every family. Every woman wants a safe and healthy delivery. Beyond that, women deserve to have options and control over their birthing experience. Women in New Mexico have a plethora of choices for how and where to deliver their babies. Home birthing is gaining in popularity, according to the U.S. Centers for Control and Disease...

Chad Pew, New COO, Lovelace Medical Center

New Mexico Business Weekly December 03, 2012

SPOTLIGHTChad PewChief operating officerLovelace Medical Center Pew is a new hire. He will serve as COO for Lovelace Medical Center. Pew has more than 15 years of health care experience. Most recently, he was the associate administrator at Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, overseeing a 470-bed health care system. Prior to that, he worked as the director of laboratory and...

Lovelace Pilot Reduces Hip, Knee Surgery Costs

New Mexico Business Weekly November 30, 2012

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter When Dr. Richard White decided to participate in a federal Medicare pilot program in Albuquerque to standardize hip and knee replacement surgeries, he was excited because he knew bringing down the cost of the surgeries would be a key step in helping reduce overall care costs. But White, a consultant for orthopedic program development at Lovelace Health System, has...

Lovelace: 94% of Members Stayed after ABQHP Split

New Mexico Business Weekly November 29, 2012

Lovelace Health Plan said Thursday that nearly 94 percent of its 58,000 members who were affected by the end of the firm’s contract with ABQ Health Partners have stayed with Lovelace. Lovelace also said it has received word from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the agency will not extend the open enrollment period in New Mexico for Medicare members past the Dec. 7 deadline...