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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Ranked As a Best Places to Work in Healthcare

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ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (September 29, 2023) – Modern Healthcare has announced rankings for health care organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital returning to the list for the fourth year, ranking #61 among the top in the country.

Parents see improvement after son’s speech therapy sessions

When a parent wants the best possible medical care for a child, he or she is willing to do whatever it takes, including making changes.

Kayla Irish, a 33-year-old respiratory therapist who lives in Roswell, NM with her husband Josh and their two sons, Jaxton (4) and Nolan (1), is one such parent.

When their oldest son Jax was diagnosed with “delayed speech” last year, their pediatrician referred them to Kaylin Bartlett SLP, a local speech-language therapist. Irish quickly saw improvement in Jax’s speech under Bartlett’s care.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center implants New Mexico’s first novel transcatheter mitral valve repair device for the treatment of mitral regurgitation

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ALBUQUERQUE – August 30, 2023 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) performed the state’s first PASCAL Precision implant ® procedure for patients with mitral regurgitation (MR), resulting in more precise positioning and less damage to the patient’s mitral value.

U.S. News & World Report names Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital among Best Hospitals in New Mexico for 2023 – 2024

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Hospital rankings help patients and doctors in choosing the right hospital for high quality care and advanced services


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 28, 2023) – Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital were named by named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals, demonstrating excellence in factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.