Lovelace Women's Hospital

Why More Women Should Check Yelp Before Giving Birth

Healthline

Yelp recently started a hospital review section where patients can rank hospitals. Healthline interviewed Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women's services for Lovelace Health System regarding cesarean section rates and why women should research hospitals before determining where to give birth. 

The robo-doctor is in

The Albuquerque Journal

Lovelace Women's Hospital, the only hospital in New Mexico recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, recently attained a new daVinci Xi robotic surgical device. The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Mario J. Leyba, M.D., a general surgeon at the hospital, about the device's capabilities and the benefits of robotic surgery.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital establishes Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program to improve surgical patient outcomes

Press Release
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Lovelace Women’s Hospital has announced they have formally established an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) for Colon Surgery program affiliated with the ERAS Society USA®.
 
As of May 1, 2017, all elective colon surgeries are included in the program. Additional surgical specialties are expected to be added in the future.
 

Consumer Reports Analysis: Most U.S. Hospitals’ C-Section Rates Exceeding National Targets

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports recently listed Lovelace Women’s Hospital as one of the U.S. hospitals in the large hospital category with the lowest C-section rates for the second year in a row.
 
According to Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, chief of women’s services at Lovelace Health System:

16 large hospitals with the lowest C-section rates

Becker's Hospital Review

Lovelace Women's Hospital was named to a list in Consumer Reports of large hospitals with the lowest rates of cesarean section in the U.S. Becker's Hospital Review reiterated the findings in a short article, which you can read below. 

Two Lovelace Health System facilities named to Modern Healthcare Best Places to Work 2017 list

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, June 6, 2017 – Lovelace Health System is pleased to announce that Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Women’s Hospital were both named to Modern Healthcare Best  Places to Work in Healthcare 2017 list.
 
This is Lovelace Medical Center’s second time on the list, while Lovelace Women’s Hospital has appeared nine years in a row. Both facilities were the only two in New Mexico named to the list this year. 
 

NM hospital adds new breast cancer treatment tool

KOB

KOB's Erica Zucco interviewed Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, surgical oncologist at Lovelace Women's Hospital Breast Care Center, regarding the new IORT (intraoperative radiotherapy) device.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital introduces less-invasive breast cancer treatment option

Press Release
ALBUQUERQUE, April 24, 2017 - Women with certain types of early-stage breast cancer now have a new treatment option available at. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in New Mexico that has begun providing radiotherapy using the ZEISS INTRABEAM intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT) system. 
 
This may be an excellent therapy option for women having breast-conserving surgery, also known as a lumpectomy, according to Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., surgical oncologist at Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center. 
 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery

Press Release
Hospital is first in state to receive COERS designation, signifying world-class safety and quality 
 
Albuquerque, N.M. ─ January , 2017 ─ Lovelace Women’s Hospital has been designated as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery (COERS) by Surgical Review Corporation. It is the first hospital in the state of New Mexico to receive this designation.
 

Lovelace Women’s Hospital honored for lactation care services

Press Release

(Pictured from left to right are Lovelace Women's Hopsital lactation services team members Jodi Haberstroh, RN, IBCLC; Terry Paez, RN, IBCLC; Sue Shafer, RN, IBCLC; Devan Sande, RN and Natalie Swart, CLE [front])

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