News Stories

UNM Research Team Wins $50,000 Bio Design Competition With “Limitless Socket”

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UNM students have designed a new prosthesis that promises to revolutionize healing and mobility after lower-body amputations. The innovation is expected to significantly impact patient care and was recently awarded $50,000 to help prototype and patent the idea.

Following daughter’s suicide, local mom creates documentary on perinatal depression

KRQE

Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher and Kym Halliday-Clear participated in a documentary called “Kassy Hope, My life for Yours” about perinatal and post-partum depression in women.

KRQE covered the story below.

Lovelace earns recognition as New Mexico Family-Friendly Workplace

Press Release

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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.”

Lovelace's parent company grows system with out-of-state acquisition

Albuquerque Business First

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.

Lovelace adopts new tech, slashing previous amount of needed systems

Albuquerque Business First

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. 

Lovelace launches Epic electronic health records

Albuquerque Journal

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.

The Albuquerque Journal covered the story below. 

Good Day New Mexico: Lovelace Medical Group Sleep Center

KOB

James Bradley, M.D., pulmonologist with Lovelace Medical Group, was on Good Day New Mexico discussing the Lovelace Sleep Center.

Why More Women Should Check Yelp Before Giving Birth

Healthline

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. 

The robo-doctor is in

The Albuquerque Journal

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.

Consumer Reports Analysis: Most U.S. Hospitals’ C-Section Rates Exceeding National Targets

Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports recently listed Lovelace Women’s Hospital as one of the U.S. hospitals in the large hospital category with the lowest C-section rates for the second year in a row.
 
According to Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, chief of women’s services at Lovelace Health System: