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Lovelace makes life-saving donations to community facilities

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Lovelace is helping put life-saving machines in more public areas.

The hospital gave $10,000 to The Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation to purchase ten defibrillators.

The devices are used to deliver a jolt of electricity to restart a heart, in an effort to save a life before first responders can get to the scene.

They will be placed in community facilities which include Joy Junction, Petroglyph Little League, Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church, Felix's Pantry, The Albuquerque Youth Basketball League and El Ranchitos De Los Ninos.

Lovelace Health System donates 10 AEDs to Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation

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ALBUQUERQUE, May 31, 2018 – Through a $10,000 donation, Lovelace Health System has helped the Heart Hospital of New Mexico Foundation’s Project Pulse place 10 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in much-needed community organizations throughout New Mexico.

Recipients include:

Joy Junction

Petroglyph Little League

New Day Youth and Family Services

El Ranchitos de los niños

Albuquerque Youth Basketball League (2 AEDs)

Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church

St. Felix’s Pantry

Loving Thunder Therapeutic riding

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?

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

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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?"

The Gift of Life from a Coworker and Friend

“Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.”  -Author Unknown

Growing up, Helen Nielsen always knew there was a possibility that she would have polycystic kidney disease.

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Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital opens new outpatient clinic on South Coors

ALBUQUERQUE – Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital has opened its newest outpatient clinic