Fifty is Nifty

ABQ Journal June 02, 2012

    Now that 50 is the new 40 (or is it 30?) we checked in with six Albuquerque residents celebrating this year. From surprise parties to quiet contemplation, celebrations ranged widely but they all had one thing in common — 50 is big but it sure doesn’t feel old. Finding balance     When he turns 50 on Nov. 5, Mayor Richard J. Berry won’t have a mid-life crisis —...

Adelante opens document shredding, imaging center

New Mexico Business Weekly May 31, 2012

By Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter Adelante Development Center Inc. marked another milestone in its steady growth with the official opening of its new secure document center May 31. “Behind us is the building that created 110 jobs,” said Mike Kivitz, CEO and president of Adelante. “Most of the employees have significant disabilities, but they want to work. Otherwise, they would require our tax...

Carrots and Sticks

Albuquerque Journal May 27, 2012

Employers increasingly incentivize good health with cash prizes, contests Walk for an hour a day, get $200 from your employer. Go for an annual checkup, get a $10 gift card. Indulge in tobacco, pay an extra $20 a month for health insurance. Companies including several major employers in the Albuquerque area are increasingly using carrots and sticks to induce their workers to more closely...

Holding the line: Pilot program uses collaboration to reduce medical costs

ABQ Journal May 21, 2012

By Amanda Schoenberg A pilot program to change how doctors and hospitals bill Medicare has lowered costs and reduced readmission rates in the first year.  In 2009, Lovelace Health System was chosen for the Acute Care Episode demonstration program, in which hospitals receive one “bundled” payment from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for in-patient orthopedic and cardiac...

Recess is back at some Albuquerque schools - and it's better than ever

KOB-TV May 18, 2012

  This year there's been some big changes to recess at several Albuquerque elementary schools - and students say it's all for the better. A new program called Playworks started this year in seven schools. So far, bullying is down and physical activity is up. Recess at Griegos Elementary School has changed a lot since last year. Students still get to choose what they want to do during their...