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Whooping Cough, Interviews with Dr. John Iacuone

KOB-TV, ABQ Journal November 28, 2012

KOB-TV Doctors blame the national whooping cough outbreak on parents who don't get their children immunized, and that's the case here in New Mexico, where nearly 700 cases of the disease are reported. Two of the cases were fatal - a two month old baby girl in San Miguel County, and a four year old boy in Bernalillo County. Doctors say nearly all of the cases could have been prevented with...

Quality N.M. Awards Unveiled

ABQ Journal November 16, 2012

Quality New Mexico announced Thursday that Lovelace Westside Hospital has earned the top honor, a Zia Award for Performance Excellence, among this year’s recipients. “The journey is well worth the ability to document a living, breathing organization committed to providing, in our case, safe, quality health care,” said Nancye Cole, COO/CNO at Lovelace Westside Hospital said. “This is made possible...

Dr. Cruickshank Discusses Patient Centered Medical Homes

Radio November 15, 2012

Dr. John Cruickshank, Chief Medical Officer for Lovelace Health System, discussed Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with radio host Milt McConnell. Dr. Cruickshank also discussed how Lovelace is implementing coordinated care models and PCMH to meet the needs of our community. The segment ran on 610AM, 1050AM,  103.3FM, 99.5FM, 93.3FM and 96.3FM, 1050AM, 770AM and 92.3FM.

Aging into Medicare

Prime Time November 14, 2012

By Marlene Baca An important Medicare deadline is approaching for many New Mexicans. The Medicare Open Enrollment Period began Oct. 15, 2012, and will end on Dec. 7, 2012. During the Open Enrollment Period, you can switch from Original Medicare (Medicare Parts A & B) to a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, switch from a Medicare Advantage plan back to Original Medicare, switch from one...

Physician Practice Adds to Lovelace’s Quality Reputation:

Prime Time November 14, 2012

Lovelace has acquired Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., bringing one of the most esteemed physicians practices in New Mexico to be a part of the Lovelace Health System. “It’s an exciting moment in Lovelace’s history,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Southwest Medical Associates is one of the premier medical groups in our community with high quality physicians who...