A ‘beautiful distraction’ from illness at Lovelace Westside

Rio Rancho Observer


Observer staff writer 

Regional artist Donna Knight is helping hospital patients heal — posthumously.

Knight was a patient at Lovelace Westside Hospital who died from mesothelioma in March, two weeks shy of her 75th birthday. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer affecting the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen.

Heart Hospital in ABQ one of top performing

Albuquerque Journal

Heart Hospital in ABQ one of top performing

By ABQnews Staff
Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 2:57pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was again named among the 50 top-performing hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular success by Truven Health Analytics.

The rankings were based on re-admission rates, patient survival rates, complications and length of stay.

Heart Hospital at Lovelace Medical Center named to national 50 top-performing hospitals list

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE (November 10, 2015) – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was named one of Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the nation for cardiovascular (heart) success in 2015. This is the second year the hospital has been on the list. Patient outcomes from Heart Hospital of New Mexico, which falls under Lovelace Medical Center, were used to measure this national distinction.

Don't Bug Me 2015


Lovelace Health System sponsored the 7th annual Don't Bug Me campaign to help prevent the flu at Valle Vista Elementary School on November 5, 2015. This flu prevention campaign centers around teaching third grade students proper hand washing techniques and other ways to prevent the flu. The children received Don't Bug Me flu prevention materials and Don't Bug Me tee shirts. Carmen Cedillos, RN, the school nurse, helped Dr. Felipe Zanghellini teach 80 third-grade students the proper way to wash their hands and cover their mouths when they coughed or sneezed. 

People on the Move: John Bond, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. John Bond has joined Lovelace Medical Group as a family physician. He is board-certified with over 30 years of experience. He is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Family Practice and the American Geriatric Society. He is interested in providing care to New Mexico's seniors.

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People on the Move: Edmee Rodriguez, MD

Albuquerque Business First

Dr. Edmee Rodriguez has joined Lovelace Medical Group as an internal medicine physician. She is board-certified with over 25 years of experience and a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, and the New Mexico Medical Association. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

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How giving employees more of a voice helped Lovelace hospital win award

Albuquerque Business First

Improving hospital outcomes sometimes has less to do with what the doctors are doing for patients and more to do with what the hospital is doing for its employees — at least in the case of 

Lovelace Westside Hospital earns national recognition for distinction in bariatric surgery

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – October 23, 2015 – Lovelace Westside Hospital has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery® from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico for demonstrating better overall quality of care and patient results in bariatric surgery.

Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital wins HealthStream Award of Excellence

Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE – October 20, 2015 – Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital has announced that they were honored with the “Most Improved” award for a small rehabilitation hospital by the HealthStream Awards of Excellence in the Excellence Through Insight category. Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital was recognized in the overall employee satisfaction and engagement section.

Why We Give to United Way

Every year, Lovelace Health System holds a campaign to encourage employees to donate to United Way. We interviewed several staff members about their reasons for giving in 2015. 

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