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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.

Lovelace Offers Help for Expectant Moms with Substance Abuse

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Lovelace Offers Help for Expectant Moms with Substance Abuse

By: Art Barron Updated: Apr 06, 2018 11:54 AM MDT

Lovelace Women's Clinic wants people to know about its G.R.A.C.E. program.

It's designed to help expecting moms who are struggling with substance abuse.

Giving Respect and Compassion to Expecting moms (G.R.A.C.E) delivers care with respect and heartfelt compassion to pregnant women and their families living with substance use or dependency, including opioids.

Good Day New Mexico

Dr. Lichtmacher discusses the Lovelace Women's Hospital G.R.A.C.E. program

Grieving mother donates 'Cuddle Cot' to help others

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Grieving mother donates 'Cuddle Cot' to help others

By: Allison Martinez
Updated: Apr 10, 2018 06:04 PM MDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) - Warning: Story contains images of a stillborn baby

Lovelace Hospital will be one of the first hospitals in southeastern New Mexico to have a "Cuddle Cot," giving grieving couples more time with their stillborn babies.

A little more than a year ago, Emily Pennington was in a position she never expected.

Saving G.R.A.C.E.: New program helps women with addictions

Albuquerque Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 12:05am

Women from all over New Mexico come to deliver their babies at Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque and many of them are struggling with opioid addictions that can harm their unborn children.

“Everyone realized that this problem is growing in this country and it’s a huge issue in New Mexico,” said hospital CEO Sheri Milone.

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.

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,