Love Your Health - Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Thomas

Morning Brew May 07, 2014

Lovelace Medical Group family medicine physician, Dr. Jeffrey Thomas, stops by Morning Brew to talk about Lovelace women's services, including efforts to keep the c-section rate well below the national average and the certified nurse midwife program.  

Lovelace Named to Becker's 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare

Lovelace Health System May 05, 2014

Lovelace Health System was named one of the "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare” by Becker’s Healthcare in a press release that was released today. Lovelace was the only health care system in New Mexico to make the list. To develop the list, the Becker's Healthcare editorial team conducted research, considered nominations and evaluated organizations based on their benefits, workplace culture...

New Mexico already has single-payer system

Albuquerque Business First Print Edition May 05, 2014

Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First  While many Americans decry the possibility of a single-payer health care system with government paying the bill, in New Mexico that system is pretty much here. In 2013, only 13.5 percent of the $2.23 billion in health care premiums collected by the three insurers that file financial reports with the state were from commercial, or...

Low C-Section Rates at Lovelace Women's Hospital

KOAT-TV May 02, 2014

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has one of the lowest C-section rates in the country.  Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, Chief of Women's Services, “The national rate is about 33 percent, Lovelace Women’s Hospital so far this year, we're about at 17 percent so traditionally we've had one of the lowest cesarean rates in New Mexico as well as nationally...

Lovelace Westside Hospital ranked 14th-safest hospital

Rio Rancho Observer April 30, 2014

By Sterling Fluharty In late March, Consumer Reports unveiled its hospital safety ratings and ranked Lovelace Westside Hospital No. 14 in the nation. The magazine rated 2,591 hospitals across the country, including several in New Mexico, according to a news release and the magazine’s website. In an interview Tuesday, CEO Farron Sneed described “daily safety huddles” that likely contributed to his...