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3 Generations Born at Lovelace Women's Hospital

KOAT-TV September 03, 2013

A new mom gives birth at Lovelace Women’s Hospital on her birthday, but it’s also her dad’s birthday. Both the new mom and grandfather couldn’t be happier that baby Eli will share their special day. Joe Ruiz, “Once it got closer and closer we were all getting more and more excited knowing that it was really going to happen and it will be all three of us now. We’ll be spending every birthday...

New Hires - Susan Simon, Dr. Pfau, Dr. Smith

ABQ Journal September 02, 2013

Southwest Medical Associates (SWMA) has hired three new staff members. They are: Susan Simon, R.N., CNM, certified nurse midwife. Simon has 30 years’ experience in nursing and 14 years’ experience in nurse midwifery. She previously ran a gynecology and homebirth consulting business; worked for the New Mexico Department of Health; as a nurse for Albuquerque Public Schools; and as a at Fort...

Lovelace Women's Hospital Has Low C-Section Rate

KOB-TV, KLUZ August 30, 2013

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has one of the lowest rates in the state for cesarean sections. The national average for c-section births is at 33 percent. Right now Lovelace Women’s Hospital has a rate of 18 percent. They say they achieved that by following current national guidelines. The hospital delivered more than 3,200 babies last year. KOB-TV Story KLUZ Story

Lovelace Targets Medication Management to Keep Readmission Rates Low

Albuquerque Business First August 27, 2013

Medicare readmission rates for Lovelace Health System hospitals are far below the national rates that trigger Medicare officials to penalize hospitals for excessive readmissions, officials said this week. Lovelace is using medication management to help limit readmissions. Dennis Domrzalski, Reporter- Albuquerque Business First Medicare readmission rates for Lovelace Health System hospitals are...

Dr. Duc Vuong Announcement

ABQ Journal August 27, 2013

Duc Vuong, M.D. has joined Lovelace Health System as director of the bariatrics department. Vuong has a medical degree from Texas A&M; he also completed extensive postgraduate and professional training in bariatric procedures and minimally invasive surgery and is board certified by the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in single-incision approaches to surgery. To see this story in...