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Lovelace: 94% of Members Stayed after ABQHP Split

New Mexico Business Weekly November 29, 2012

Lovelace Health Plan said Thursday that nearly 94 percent of its 58,000 members who were affected by the end of the firm’s contract with ABQ Health Partners have stayed with Lovelace. Lovelace also said it has received word from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the agency will not extend the open enrollment period in New Mexico for Medicare members past the Dec. 7 deadline...

Whooping Cough, Interviews with Dr. John Iacuone

KOB-TV, ABQ Journal November 28, 2012

KOB-TV Doctors blame the national whooping cough outbreak on parents who don't get their children immunized, and that's the case here in New Mexico, where nearly 700 cases of the disease are reported. Two of the cases were fatal - a two month old baby girl in San Miguel County, and a four year old boy in Bernalillo County. Doctors say nearly all of the cases could have been prevented with...

Farron Sneed Announcement

New Mexico Business Weekly November 28, 2012

SPOTLIGHTFarron SneedCEO, LovelaceWestside Hospital Summary: Sneed is a new hire. He will serve as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital beginning November 26. Sneed has more than 20 years of experience in health care administration.Most recently, he worked for Community Health Systems as chief operating officer/facility complianceofficer at Bluefield Regional Medical Center in Bluefield, W. Va....

Quality N.M. Awards Unveiled

ABQ Journal November 16, 2012

Quality New Mexico announced Thursday that Lovelace Westside Hospital has earned the top honor, a Zia Award for Performance Excellence, among this year’s recipients. “The journey is well worth the ability to document a living, breathing organization committed to providing, in our case, safe, quality health care,” said Nancye Cole, COO/CNO at Lovelace Westside Hospital said. “This is made possible...

Dr. Cruickshank Discusses Patient Centered Medical Homes

Radio November 15, 2012

Dr. John Cruickshank, Chief Medical Officer for Lovelace Health System, discussed Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) with radio host Milt McConnell. Dr. Cruickshank also discussed how Lovelace is implementing coordinated care models and PCMH to meet the needs of our community. The segment ran on 610AM, 1050AM,  103.3FM, 99.5FM, 93.3FM and 96.3FM, 1050AM, 770AM and 92.3FM.