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Lovelace Medical Group Offers a Variety of Minimally Invasive Urological Procedures

KRQE News 13

By:  Logan Rader

Posted: Sep 05, 2018 03:26 PM MDT
Updated: Sep 05, 2018 03:27 PM MDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - As we get older in life, it's only natural that we start to deal with parts of our bodies slowing down.

Lovelace Medical Center wants you to know however, that they have your back when you start dealing with these kinds of medical issues.

New machine proves promising in treating small cancers

KOB News 4

Emily Jaceks
September 05, 2018 07:47 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It may not look like much, but to women with fibroadenomas, a benign tumor of the breast, this new machine is changing their lives.

“So I place the probe and make sure it’s nice and centered,” Dr. Timothy Erwin, a radiologist a Lovelace Women’s Hospital said.

No longer do women have to walk around with a painful lump that makes them anxious or concerned. But they don't have to go to an operating room either.

Presbyterian Centennial Plan Now Accepted at Lovelace

We are excited to provide Presbyterian Centennial Plan members and former United Healthcare Centennial plan members with access to Lovelace Health System’s hospitals effective September 1st, 2018, including:

Lovelace employees serve lunch to first responders

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Some first responders got a special treat as a "thank you" for their service.

Lovelace Medical Center served lunch to EMTs, paramedics, firefighters and police officers Tuesday.

Employees say it's just a small token of their appreciation for what they do on the streets.

"You know, we work kinda in conjunction with each other and we love the fact that we can say thank you. We wanna show that our community is bonded together and that we enjoy working with each other," Lovelace charge nurse Mario Migliore said.

Medical real estate booming along

Albuquerque Journal

By Steve Sinovic / Journal Staff Writer
Monday, June 4th, 2018 at 12:02am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Shifting demographics, an aging population and an increasing need for medical services are driving significant activity in the Albuquerque health care office sector.

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.

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.

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?"

Longtime Lovelace Hospital volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - There was a special birthday celebration at Lovelace Women's Hospital on Thursday. Virginia Mcelyea has volunteered at Lovelace since she was 65 years old.

Thursday, she turned 95. Surrounded by family and coworkers, Ginny rang in another year with cake in the hospital's cafeteria.

"It's a good place to work and I enjoy coming on Thursday and I will come until I drop dead. Hope it's not next year," said Mcelyea, laughing.