Top CEO: When Slocum Makes Plans, They Get Accomplished

New Mexico Business Weekly May 04, 2012

By Dennis Domrzalski, NMBW Reporter Ben Slocum’s body was shattered, but his mind was solid. As he lay in a New York City hospital bed in June 1988, the words of his doctors kept going through his mind: “You’ll never run again, and you’ll be lucky if you can walk correctly again.” It was devastating for the 26-year-old Slocum. He was a marathon runner in his prime. A month earlier, the New...

It’s Official, it’s Lovelace

Roswell Daily Record May 04, 2012

   By Vanessa Kahin Roswell Regional Hospital is now officially Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell. The signs of the official name changes and ribbon cutting were everywhere Thursday evening at LRH: A packed parking lot; the smell of delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music and the spirited chatter of guests. All seemed to point to one undeniable truth, Lovelace Health System has acquired...

Baby Steps

Albuquerque Journal April 30, 2012

By Amanda Schoenberg Journal Staff Writer  Los Lunas resident Kelly Beraun almost lost her son Jaiden three times. The first time was just after he and his twin, Benjamin, were born in May 2010 at 25 weeks. The first time he cried, he popped a hole in his lung and doctors thought he wouldn’t survive. He pulled through. A week later, Jaiden perforated his intestine and was rushed into...

Health Tip: Overcoming Obstacles to Exercise

HealthDay News April 30, 2012

Life's problems often get in the way of your best intentions when it comes to exercise.  However, a few simple adjustments in your schedule and thinking towards exercise can help incorporate exercise into your daily life, no matter what bumps along the road you may encounter. The American Council on Exercise offers these possible solutions to combatting exercise "saboteurs": When you're...

Stand-alone rural hospitals face major challenges

New Mexico Business Weekly April 27, 2012

Going it alone By Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter The 67-bed Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services hospital in Gallup uses a CT scanner in its diagnostic imaging program. While stand-alone rural hospitals face challenges, some are finding ways to keep pace with changes in medical technology. In 1990, there were 3,562 small, stand-alone hospitals in the U.S. By 2010, the number of stand-...