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Lovelace Women's Hospital Hosts 6th Annual NICU Reunion

KOB-TV September 17, 2012

KOB-TV came out to cover our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) celebration this weekend.  The event was co-sponsored with the March of Dimes.  Hundreds of NICU families attended the event that included face painting, balloon animals, food, music and carnival games. Lovelace Women’s Hospital has treated more than 4,000 babies since we opened our expanded Level III, 53-bed NICU in 2007...

Coordinated care: health care Rx, or HMOs all over again? New payment models will be a key issue

New Mexico Business Weekly September 14, 2012

When ABQ Health Partners announced its merger this week with a California-based physicians’ group, it said it was hoping to accelerate its push into coordinated care, a team approach to health care. The Albuquerque group’s new partner, HealthCare Partners, with more than 8,300 doctors, has been using the coordinated care model for decades, and it seemed like a good way to help ABQ Health Partners...

Aging into Medicare: Your deductibles, expenses and options

PrimeTime by Marlene Baca September 13, 2012

Becoming eligible for Medicare can be a great thing for thousands of New Mexicans. Medicare helps many Americans afford high quality health care. It is important, however, to know what expenses you’ll have as a Medicare recipient. We are continuing in our monthly series about what it means to age into Medicare and what Medicare means for you. This month, we will tell you more about the expenses...

Ben Slocum, CEO of Lovelace Health Plan on Bob Clark Show Discussing Health Care Reform

September 12, 2012

Ben Slocum, CEO at Lovelace Health Plan recently joined Bob Clark on 770 KKOB-AM to talk about Health Care Reform and answer viewer questions. 

Health Care Waste Set at $750B a Year

ABQ Journal September 07, 2012

  The U.S. health care system squanders $750 billion a year — roughly 30 cents of every medical dollar — through unneeded care, byzantine paperwork, fraud and other waste, the influential Institute of Medicine said Thursday in a report that ties directly into the presidential campaign. President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are accusing each other of trying to slash Medicare...