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Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center Honored with Mission Lifeline Quality Achievement Award

June 11, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE (June 11) – In May 2014, the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was the only hospital in New Mexico to receive the silver Mission: Lifeline Receiving Center quality achievement award from the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This is currently the highest recognition in New Mexico. Additionally, the Heart...

Trips to the ER Aren't Declining

Albuquerque Business First May 30, 2014

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First One of the theories behind the Affordable Care Act was that with most every American getting health insurance, visits to hospital emergency rooms would decline as more people got preventive care from primary care doctors. But a survey from the American College of Emergency Physicians shows the opposite is happening. Nearly half of all...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico Receives Regulatory Approval to Acquire Lovelace Health Plan Membership in New Mexico

Lovelace Health System May 28, 2014

Nearly 100,000 new members will gain access to highly coordinated, cost-effective, quality care Albuquerque, N.M. May 28, 2014 – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) received its final regulatory approval to acquire Lovelace Health Plan commercial members and the Medicare Advantage contract. The transaction is expected to be complete on June 1, 2014. This acquisition does not...

People on the Move - Donna Basden

Albuquerque Business First May 28, 2014

  Donna Basden Current employer: Lovelace Medical Group Current title/position: Chief Operating Officer Industry: Health Care Position level: C-Level Duties/responsibilities: Donna Basden is the new chief operating officer for Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates. Basden has been with Lexington County Health Services District in West Columbia, S.C....

People on the Move - Peter Verrecchia

Albuquerque Business First May 28, 2014

  Peter Verrecchia Current employer: Lovelace Medical Center Current title/position: Chief Financial Officer Industry: Health Care Position level: C-Level Duties/responsibilities: Peter Verrecchia has been hired as the new chief financial officer at Lovelace Medical Center. Verrecchia has more than 30 years of health care finance experience, with 11 years as a chief...