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Chris Gerding, Dr. Kephart and Dr. Tucker Announcements

ABQ Journal June 24, 2013

Chris Gerding has been promoted by Southwest Medical Associates (SWMA) to executive director. Gerding previously was SWMA’s assistant director since 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree in business from Oklahoma City University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Gerding has also been a member of the Medical Group Management Association since 2001....

Tschabrun Named CEO at Lovelace Regional

Roswell Daily Record June 21, 2013

After 25 years of nursing experience and 12 years of progressive managerial experience, Dawn Tschabrun has been named the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell. Tschabrun has worked to improve the ICU and birthing center and has expanded beds in the emergency department. Her efforts have helped increase customer satisfaction.Tschabrun is also an avid outdoors...

Procedure helps asthma patients

ABQ Journal June 18, 2013

Lee Trimmer had struggled with the effects of asthma for pretty much her entire life. It began worsening about 10 years ago, “and exponentially so”  the last few, she says.That is until early last year, when she underwent a new procedure called bronchial thermoplasty. “It’s not a cure for asthma, but it’s as close as they’ve ever come,” says Trimmer, 44, a neonatal intensive care nurse at...

Lovelace puts new cancer-fighting technology to use

Albuquerque Business First June 14, 2013

By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business FirstLovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque was the first U.S. hospital to flip a switch and activate a new cancer-fighting technology that the hospital says can zap cancerous tumors in half the time as previous technology did, according to hospital officials.Lovelace activated the technology, called Dynamic Jaws, about six weeks ago. It’s part...

Reform and the Revenue Cycle

HealthLeaders June 13, 2013

By Rene Letourneau, for HealthLeaders The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is designed, in part, to provide more patients with health insurance through expanded Medicaid eligibility and the introduction of government-run health insurance exchanges that will allow low-income individuals to purchase medical coverage at a subsidized rate.The goals include improving access to care for this...