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Lovelace Westside Hospital recognized for excellence

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Lovelace Westside Hospital recognized for excellence

Albuquerque hospital awarded prestigious Ardent Health Services Quality Award

ALBUQUERQUE –March 9, 2018 – Ardent Health Services has recognized Lovelace Westside Hospital with the Ardent Quality Award. This is Lovelace Westside Hospitals’ first time to earn this prestigious award.

Five nonprofits share $130,000 in grants

Albuquerque Journal

For the past six years, Lovelace Health System has partnered with the Great Grant Giveaway to help support local nonprofits in the Albuquerque community. Our recipient this year is Junior Achievement, an organization that partners with locals schools to help better prepare our youth for the future through financial management and work readiness curricula.

You can read the story covered in the Albuquerque Journal below.

Local hospital's new push to get help for pregnant drug addicts

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A local hospital is helping pregnant women addicted to opioids.

The "Grace Program" at Lovelace Hospital recently partnered with the Albuquerque Police Department. The partnership allows officers to direct pregnant women suffering from addiction toward free medical help.

"A large number of patients do have behavioral problems, mental health issues, social issues, homelessness, domestic abuse," said Abraham Lichtmacher, Chief of Women's Services.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital named one of America’s Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award®

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Lovelace Women’s Hospital named one of America’s Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award®

ALBUQUERQUE – March 14, 2018 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was named one of the Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award® for 2018.

14th Annual Day of Dance promotes heart health in Albuquerque

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A big dance party in Albuquerque got hearts pumping while promoting cardiovascular health.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital hosted its 14th Annual Day of Dance at Hotel Albuquerque Saturday afternoon.

Lovelace Day of Dance Returns to ABQ

KRQE News 13

Bring your family and friends to be a part of the biggest dance party for better health in the United States. Dance, listen to music, participate in health screenings and learn about simple and fun ways to stay healthy.

Also, enjoy the Duke City Dance-Off – our version of Dancing with the Stars featuring local celebrities trained by our partner dance studios!

For details, lovelace.com/dayofdance.

Hats for heart-health awareness

Roswell Daily Record

Alison Penn Photo Enzo Angel Chavez was welcomed into the world at 8:06 a.m. at Lovelace Regional Hospital by his mother Gabriella Lucero, older brother Dayton Alex Chavez, and family on Tuesday. Enzo is wearing a handmade red hat knitted by a volunteer of the American Heart Association to celebrate American Heart Month and the Go Red for Women movement. Wear Red Day was created to raise awareness national about heart disease, which affects 44 million women.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day Hawaiian style

Roswell Daily Record

The Sweet Leilanis Kipuka Hula celebrate Valentine’s Day by entertaining an audience with Hawaiian dance, chants, and instruments in the lobby of Lovelace Regional Hospital on Wednesday morning. Pictured left Linda Jones, Carol Oas, Silvia Flores, and Laura Power serenade, while Emma Arzola dances in the front. Sandra Licon and Luz White also sang, but are not visible in the image. (Alison Penn Photo)

Flu continues to make impact on area hospitals

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s one of the worst flu seasons on record.
“We’ve seen quite an influx of flu patients,” said Meisha Hunt.
Hunt is a registered nurse with Lovelace Downtown and said their hospital has taken a hit from the flu this season.
“Unprecedented numbers which makes for quite a bit of traffic,” she said.
The ER fills up from time to time, and some weeks are better than others, she said.
“We had a little bit of a slow period and now we’re starting to see flu cases popping back up,” said Hunt.

The American Health Council Appoints Theresa Gutierrez, MSN, RN, FNP to Nursing Board

New York citybizlist

NEW YORK, Feb. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theresa Gutierrez, MSN, RN, FNP, has been appointed to the American Health Council’s Nursing Board. Ms. Gutierrez brings an abundance of experience from spending 21 years working within the healthcare industry. She is currently a Family Nurse Practitioner at the Lovelace Westside Hospital and has been in that role for over a year. She is equipped with skills in Family Medicine, Bariatrics, and Nursing Education.

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