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Habitat for Humanity: Building for the future

KOB News 4

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - By the end of the day Friday, more than 100 female volunteers will have spent about 500 hours building a house for an Albuquerque mom.

In just the first five days, the women helped go from just a slab of cement to nearly finishing the walls and structure of the entire first floor.

“The progress that we've made is pretty amazing,” said Bill Reilly, construction manager for Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity.

New Mexico's midwife programs garner national attention

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A study published in February highlights New Mexico as having more successful midwife programs than most of the country.

A group of researchers ranked New Mexico second in the U.S. when it comes to the high number of midwives, and low number of pregnancy-related complications. “New Mexico as a state with its high number of midwives practicing here, has some of the lowest cesarean birth rates around the country,” said Dr. Abraham Lichtmacher, Chief of Women’s Services with Lovelace Health System.

Albuquerque woman in need of kidney transplant finds match with co-worker

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - An Albuquerque woman has been battling a kidney disease for most of her life. Recently her prognosis worsened and she found out she needed a transplant.

After asking friends, Helen Nielsen, said it was a co-worker who stepped in and said: "Where do I sign up?"

Lovelace Medical Center only hospital in NM with robotic navigation for spine surgery

Press Release

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ALBUQUERQUE – April 18, 2018 –Lovelace Medical Center has acquired the ExcelsiusGPS™ robotic guidance and navigation spine surgery platform. This technology helps reduce blood loss, muscle damage, and is typically a faster recovery for patients. It also provides increased accuracy, less invasive procedures and a reduction of radiation to patients, surgeons and staff.

Longtime Lovelace Hospital volunteer celebrates 95th birthday

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - There was a special birthday celebration at Lovelace Women's Hospital on Thursday. Virginia Mcelyea has volunteered at Lovelace since she was 65 years old.

Thursday, she turned 95. Surrounded by family and coworkers, Ginny rang in another year with cake in the hospital's cafeteria.

"It's a good place to work and I enjoy coming on Thursday and I will come until I drop dead. Hope it's not next year," said Mcelyea, laughing.

Saving G.R.A.C.E.: New program helps women with addictions

Albuquerque Journal

By Rosalie Rayburn / Journal Staff Writer
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 at 12:05am

Women from all over New Mexico come to deliver their babies at Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque and many of them are struggling with opioid addictions that can harm their unborn children.

“Everyone realized that this problem is growing in this country and it’s a huge issue in New Mexico,” said hospital CEO Sheri Milone.

Lovelace Westside Hospital recognized for excellence

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Lovelace Westside Hospital recognized for excellence

Albuquerque hospital awarded prestigious Ardent Health Services Quality Award

ALBUQUERQUE –March 9, 2018 – Ardent Health Services has recognized Lovelace Westside Hospital with the Ardent Quality Award. This is Lovelace Westside Hospitals’ first time to earn this prestigious award.

Five nonprofits share $130,000 in grants

Albuquerque Journal

For the past six years, Lovelace Health System has partnered with the Great Grant Giveaway to help support local nonprofits in the Albuquerque community. Our recipient this year is Junior Achievement, an organization that partners with locals schools to help better prepare our youth for the future through financial management and work readiness curricula.

You can read the story covered in the Albuquerque Journal below.

Local hospital's new push to get help for pregnant drug addicts

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A local hospital is helping pregnant women addicted to opioids.

The "Grace Program" at Lovelace Hospital recently partnered with the Albuquerque Police Department. The partnership allows officers to direct pregnant women suffering from addiction toward free medical help.

"A large number of patients do have behavioral problems, mental health issues, social issues, homelessness, domestic abuse," said Abraham Lichtmacher, Chief of Women's Services.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital named one of America’s Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award®

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Lovelace Women’s Hospital named one of America’s Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award®

ALBUQUERQUE – March 14, 2018 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was named one of the Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award® for 2018.

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