News Stories

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.

Limitless Socket designed to help amputees heal

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Usually months elapse between below-knee amputation surgery and the time that the patient is able to be up and moving about on a prosthesis or artificial leg.

But a device designed by a team of University of New Mexico students promises to significantly reduce that time and enhance the healing process.

Called the Limitless Socket, it is intended to fit on the end of an amputated limb and be connected to a prosthesis, an artificial leg or foot.

Lovelace Hospital’s first baby of 2018

Roswell Daily Record

Baby Enrique was the first baby born at Lovelace Regional Hospital in 2018. He was born on Tuesday at 2:50 p.m. and weighed in at 6 pounds, 14.3 ounces and was 20 inches long.

The family received gifts for the baby donated by Pioneer Bank, Apple Blossom, Barringers, Finishing Touches and House of Flowers.

Lovelace lung cancer screenings

KOBTV

Casey is talking with Dr. James Bradley Physician at Lovelace Medical Group about their new Lung Cancer Screenings.

Lovelace 505-727-3086

LovelaceCancerCenter.com/Screening

Lovelace names new CFO

Albuquerque Journal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Gary L. Whittington will become chief financial officer of Lovelace Health System on Jan. 3. Whittington, a certified public accountant, has over 18 years of corporate accounting experience in health care, most recently as the market chief financial officer at Baptist Health System, a division of Tenet Healthcare/Vanguard Health Systems, in San Antonio, Texas, according to a news release from Lovelace.

Lovelace getting new chief financial officer

Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Health System has hired a new chief financial officer of Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell, effective Jan. 8.

Sheri Milone | 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know 2017

Becker's Hospital Review

Sheri Milone. CEO of Lovelace Women's Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.). Since joining Lovelace Health in 1992, Ms. Milone has served as CEO of Lovelace Westside Hospital in Albuquerque and is now CEO of Lovelace Women's Hospital. Under her guidance, Lovelace Women's Hospital added a breast cancer center, maternal-fetal program for high-risk pregnancies, natural birthing center and minimally invasive robotic surgery program.

Hospital recognized as baby-friendly

Roswell Daily Record

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has achieved international recognition as a baby-friendly designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA.

Baby-Friendly USA is the U.S. authority for the implementation of the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program sponsored by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. The initiative encourages and recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer an optimal level of care for breastfeeding mothers and their babies.