ALBUQUERQUE, December 1, 2017 — Lovelace Health System earned distinction for its workplace policies by Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide project developed to recognize companies that have adopted policies that give New Mexico businesses an edge in recruiting and retaining the best employees.
“We understand the importance of our employees having a work/life balance,” said Ron Stern, president and CEO of Lovelace Health System. “We know that employees who feel supported in caring for their families perform better at work and have higher job satisfaction.”
Ardent Health Services, the parent company of the Lovelace Health System, has grown by 378 beds, a hospital and more than a dozen clinics virtually overnight through a deal it announced Wednesday. Ardent teamed up with the University of Kansas Health System to acquire Topeka, Kansas-based St. Francis Health. Ardent did not disclose the terms of the deal, but did say in a statement it plans to invest, along with the Kansas Health System, $50 million into the newly acquired hospital and its 15 clinics. The hospital will be renamed The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus.
Albuquerque Business First covered Lovelace Health System's go live on the Epic electronic health record (EHR) system in August, 2017. The new technology replaced 80 legacy systems for Lovelace. Read more at the link below.
On Friday, August 25, Lovelace Health System went live with a new electronic health record (EHR), Epic. All Lovelace hospitals and clinics are using the software for a multitude of functions, including registration, billing, clinical applications and scheduling.
Yelp recently started a hospital review section where patients can rank hospitals. Healthline interviewed Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women's services for Lovelace Health System regarding cesarean section rates and why women should research hospitals before determining where to give birth.
Lovelace Women's Hospital, the only hospital in New Mexico recognized as a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery and a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation, recently attained a new daVinci Xi robotic surgical device. The Albuquerque Journal interviewed Mario J. Leyba, M.D., a general surgeon at the hospital, about the device's capabilities and the benefits of robotic surgery.
Lovelace Women's Hospital was named to a list in Consumer Reports of large hospitals with the lowest rates of cesarean section in the U.S. Becker's Hospital Review reiterated the findings in a short article, which you can read below.