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Lovelace Women's Hospital Bump to Baby Health Fair

Are you a new or expecting parent? Join us at the Bump to Baby health fair for information about your growing family! The event will include:

Skin Cancer Sit-Down with Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, M.D.

 
Albuquerque has on average 280 sunny days per year. That means an increased risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of seventy. Dr. Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., F.A.C.S., of the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center, provides key insights about the most common skin cancers, the warning signs, risk factors and how you can protect yourself.
 
What are the most common skin cancers?

Lovelace Health System Nursing Career Fair

At Lovelace Health System, we’re caring for people – our patients, their families and one another.

It is more than a job. Nursing is a calling and it is our purpose.

Our dedicated team of nurse managers and recruiters invite you to our nursing career fair Wednesday, June 13 at Lovelace Medical Center from 3 to 6pm.

Lovelace Regional Hospital Bump to Baby Health Fair

Are you a new or expecting parent in Roswell or Chaves County? Join us at the Bump to Baby health fair for information about your growing family! The event will include:

  • Vendors, classes and education for new and expecting moms
  • Free car seat checks 
  • Free BBQ lunch
  • Face painting and activities for kids
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways

This event is free to attend and open to the public! Fill out out the form below to register and receive an extra raffle ticket.

How Do Strokes Strike?

A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. According to the American Stroke Association, someone in the United Sates has a stroke every 40 seconds.

So how do strokes strike? Strokes occur when there is bleeding in the brain or when there is a blockage resulting in blood and oxygen not flowing to the brain. A stroke limits the oxygen supply to the brain and can lead to serious brain damage. 

Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Regional Hospital earn “A” scoring from Leapfrog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE, May 15, 2018 — Lovelace Westside Hospital and Lovelace Regional Hospital both earned “A” grades from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2018.
The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only independent ratings program that focuses exclusively on how effectively hospitals keep their patients safe, making it the gold standard measure of patient safety focusing on patient infections, including falls and trauma, and preventable complications from surgery.

Habitat for Humanity: Building for the future

KOB News 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - By the end of the day Friday, more than 100 female volunteers will have spent about 500 hours building a house for an Albuquerque mom.

In just the first five days, the women helped go from just a slab of cement to nearly finishing the walls and structure of the entire first floor.

“The progress that we've made is pretty amazing,” said Bill Reilly, construction manager for Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity.

New Mexico's midwife programs garner national attention

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A study published in February highlights New Mexico as having more successful midwife programs than most of the country.

A group of researchers ranked New Mexico second in the U.S. when it comes to the high number of midwives, and low number of pregnancy-related complications. “New Mexico as a state with its high number of midwives practicing here, has some of the lowest cesarean birth rates around the country,” said Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, Chief of Women’s Services with Lovelace Health System.

Lovelace employee receives unexpected gift from the Warrior Princess

 

This is the story of Keesha Furniss, the Warrior Princess from Memphis, Tennessee.

Keesha Michelle Furniss was diagnosed with Stage 4 metastasized breast cancer in November 2013. At that time, Keesha was thirty years old and worked at a local daycare. 

Metastatic breast cancer, also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is the most advanced stage of breast cancer and has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body. The cancer cells break away from the tumor and travel through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system.

Albuquerque woman in need of kidney transplant finds match with co-worker

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque woman has been battling a kidney disease for most of her life. Recently her prognosis worsened and she found out she needed a transplant.

After asking friends, Helen Nielsen, said it was a co-worker who stepped in and said: "Where do I sign up?"

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Lovelace Women's Hospital Bump to Baby Health Fair

Are you a new or expecting parent?

Lovelace Health System Nursing Career Fair

At Lovelace Health System, we’re caring for people – our pa