Aging into Medicare

Prime Time August 10, 2012

  Welcome to Medicare 101 Since 2011, when the first Baby Boomers became eligible, nearly 10,000 people a day age into Medicare. Many of these people become eligible for Medicare without knowing much about this federal program. We want to take this opportunity to offer a primer on what Medicare is and how it works. This is the first in a monthly series on Medicare topics. What is Medicare...

Modern Healthcare recognizes Lovelace as ‘best’ place to work

New Mexico Business Weekly August 10, 2012

Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Health Plan have been recognized by Modern Healthcare as among “100 Best Places to Work” in health care nationally in 2012. The two hospitals and health plan were the only three in New Mexico recognized by Modern Healthcare, according to a news release. Lovelace will be recognized at an awards gala on Oct. 9 in Nashville....

Gamma Knife Allows Docs to Treat Cancer Without Surgery

KOB-TV August 09, 2012

Imagine you receive a potentially life altering diagnosis - like this UNM graduate, who was told he has a brain tumor. He didn't want to undergo surgery, so he opted for a surgery-free treatment. It's called Gamma Knife treatment, but there's actually no knife involved at all. It's something only Lovelace Medical Center offers here in New Mexico. "I had tons and tons of headaches, I was kind of...

Lovelace Health Plan plans Los Lunas medical clinic

New Mexico Business Weekly August 08, 2012

Lovelace Health Plan said Tuesday it will open a medical clinic in Los Lunas to serve 500 village employees and their families, who recently joined the health plan. The size and location of the clinic have not been determined. It is expected to open by Jan. 1, 2013, Lovelace said in a news release. The clinic will also serve anyone who is a member of the Lovelace Health Plan. The 250,000-member...

Toddler Dies in Car

KOB-TV August 07, 2012

In light of a recent tragedy involving a toddler, Dr. Lance Wilson, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Lovelace Medical Center, was interviewed for a segment on KOB-TV. Tonight family members are calling it an accident, after a 19 year old woman left her nephew in a hot car outside a daycare where she works. The two year old was found dead in his car seat hours later. Mike Daniels...