Lovelace Health System appoints new president and CEO


Troy Greer returns to Lovelace as David Schultz assumes enterprise leadership role

Lovelace Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade


ROSWELL, November 7, 2023 — Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) received an “A” safety grade in the Fall 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing its achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the sixth safety grade “A” in a row for LRH.

Lovelace Health System appoints veteran healthcare executives to senior leadership roles



ALBUQUERQUE – November 2, 2023 – Lovelace Health System (LHS) today announced the appointments of Brian Miller, BSIE, MSE, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) and administrator of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico (HHNM) and Michael Kueker, MBA, as CEO of Lovelace Medical Group (LMG).

A Love Letter to our Outpatient Rehabilitation staff

Thoughtful ‘thank you’ letters for team members remind us of the important work we do every day and that each interaction matters.

We recently received a letter from Lily Colmenero, whose husband Cesar is battling the effects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) with bravery, determination and a willingness to work hard against this debilitating disease.

MS is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and body.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center Receives VAD Program Credentialing from DNV


ALBUQUERQUE – October 18, 2023 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) has received credentialing from DNV as a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Facility, demonstrating the hospital’s readiness to provide the full spectrum of VAD Program services – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and patient and community education – as well as clear metrics to evaluate program outcomes.

Lovelace Health System earns international accreditation for best practices for new graduate nurses transitioning from student nurses to patient care


ALBUQUERQUE – October 17, 2023 – Lovelace Health System (LHS) was awarded the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP), signifying that the hospital is following best practices and utilizing an evidence-based curriculum that is focused on helping the new graduate nurse transition from student nurse into professional nursing practice. LHS is one of only 249 programs in the world who have received this accreditation.

Lovelace Westside Hospital Attains National Accreditation in Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program


ALBUQUERQUE – October 9, 2023 – Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) received accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), demonstrating its commitment to ensuring the safe and effective performance of metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Top Honors in Hospital Quality


ALBUQUERQUE, October 6, 2023 ––Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (LURH) was given the Top Hospital Quality award for Quest for Excellence, the New Mexico Hospital Association’s (NMHA’s) premier honor for exceptional efforts to advance quality and patient care for the people of New Mexico. LURH was also named the winner in the Specialty Hospital category for its project, “Mitigating Medication Error: How Going to Gemba Saved a Critical Process.”

Funeral chaplain walks without pain after hip surgery

We caught up with Jim Davis, 78, after he returned from a walk with his wife Brenda and Revere, their 75-pound Australian cattle dog.

“Good morning,” he said. “We just got back from a three-mile walk and we’re feeling good.”

Davis has been active most of his adult life.

Golfer happily back on the course after knee replacement

Linda Lenehan has led a very active life.

While her banker husband was at work, Lenehan raised two children, which many would say is plenty of activity. She also kept the family fed, repaired things around the house and called someone to repair what she couldn’t.