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Lovelace Westside Hospital earns four-star CMS score

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ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 14, 2016 — Lovelace Westside Hospital was one of three hospitals in the state of New Mexico to earn a four-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 
 
The star-rating is based on seven criteria: mortality outcomes, readmission outcomes, safety outcomes, patient experience (via the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) Survey), imaging efficiency, timeliness of care and effectiveness of care. 
 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center honored with Mission: Lifeline achievement award for second year

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ALBUQUERQUE, JUNE 10, 2016 — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific high quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. This is the second year in a row the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized with this award. 
 

UNMH, Lovelace partner with transfer agreement

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ALBUQUERQUE, May 31, 2016 – University of New Mexico Health System and Lovelace Health System are partnering on a patient transfer plan that aims to improve access to hospital medical care in New Mexico.
Under a newly developed clinical partnership, patients waiting in UNM Hospital’s emergency department to be admitted to a hospital room may be transferred to an available room at any of three Lovelace acute-care hospitals in Albuquerque, if the patient consents. 
 

Lovelace selects Epic for its hospitals and clinics

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Epic to replace 80 software systems and improve care, experience & work environment

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (May 10, 2016) – Lovelace Health System has selected Epic, the industry’s leading provider of electronic health record software, to unite its hospitals, clinics and physician groups under a single information-sharing platform.

Lovelace Medical Center recognized as top-performing hospital by Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 9, 2016 – Lovelace Medical Center has been recognized as a top-performing hospital in the Midas+ Platinum Quality Award program. This award is based on Lovelace Medical Center’s 2015 performance in the Midas+ National Comparative Database for clinical performance in several key areas, including utilization efficiency and clinical efficacy measures and risk-adjusted length of stay and mortality outcome measures.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital honored for lactation care services

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(Pictured from left to right are Lovelace Women's Hopsital lactation services team members Jodi Haberstroh, RN, IBCLC; Terry Paez, RN, IBCLC; Sue Shafer, RN, IBCLC; Devan Sande, RN and Natalie Swart, CLE [front])

Lovelace Health System Named One of the Nation's 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM Company

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM -April 27, 2016 -Lovelace Health System was this week named one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by Truven Health AnalyticsTM. Truven Health is a leading provider of healthcare data and analytics solutions and services that was recently acquired by IBM.

Lovelace Medical Group opening new medical clinic at Las Estancias

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ALBUQUERQUE (April 21, 2016) – Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) is announcing a new medical clinic in Albuquerque’s South Valley at the Las Estancias shopping center. At over 9,000 sq. ft., the new clinic will allow four new providers to give care to the growing community.

Construction is set to start on the new medical clinic in July 2016, with a grand opening slated for late 2016. The LMG clinic providers will include an OB-GYN, certified nurse midwife, primary care physician and a primary care advanced practice provider at the clinic, as well as supporting staff.

Lovelace Medical Center to open new adult inpatient psychiatric unit in April 2016

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ALBUQUERQUE (March 29, 2015) – Lovelace Medical Center has announced a 25-bed adult inpatient psychiatric unit will open at the hospital on in early April, 2016.

There is a strong community need for adult psychiatric services in Albuquerque, as most existing facilities are at capacity more often than not. While there are several facilities devoted to geriatric or pediatric psychiatric services, the leadership at Lovelace Medical Center identified the need to expand services for adult patients.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital selected for two Women’s Choice Awards

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ALBUQUERQUE (March 23, 2015) – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was recently honored with two Women’s Choice Awards for Patient Safety and America’s Best Breast Centers. This is the second year in a row the hospital has earned the America’s Best Breast Centers designation. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to be recognized for both awards.

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