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National Nurses Week 2020

Being noble is defined as having, showing, or coming from personal qualities that people admire (such as honesty, generosity, courage, etc.) There are a few noble professions in this world. Practicing medicine is one of them. And being a nurse is perhaps the noblest in the house of medicine." - Angelo Falcone

This year, 2020, has been designated as the Year of the Nurse and of the Midwife. However, the focus for the year so far has been the concentration on the coronavirus pandemic.

'War without guns': Local manufacturers build key equipment for N.M.

Santa Fe New Mexican

By its very nature, Marpac Inc. had already joined the fight against the novel coronavirus.

The Albuquerque-based medical manufacturer’s main business is producing key components used in ventilators.

But when supplies of personal protective equipment began to run low amid the spread of COVID-19, Marpac jumped into that effort, too.

Roswell nurses assist New Jersey hospital during pandemic

Roswell Daily Record

Heeding the call of their occupation, three nurses from Roswell are now in one of the areas of the nation most affected by the coronavirus.

Lovelace Medical Center intensive care unit nurses Brittany Dickman, Cara Alsafi and Jesse Gomez arrived in New Jersey Thursday night and reported Friday afternoon to Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, New Jersey, to assist the staff there.

New Mexico got aggressive start on testing for virus

Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico got aggressive start on testing for virus

BY RYAN BOETEL / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Published: Monday, March 30th, 2020 at 10:12pm
Updated: Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 12:02am

People arrive at a testing facility across the street from Lovelace Medical Center, 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NE, on Monday. New Mexico’s per capita testing is among the highest in the nation. (Roberto E. Rosales/Albuquerque Journal)

Combat social distancing with technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has reignited the practice of social distancing. Advised by government and health officials, social distancing is essential to slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

To keep our patients and staff safe, we now have a no-visitor policy with few exceptions until further notice.

Activities for You & Your Children

Re-engage, Reconnect and Make Memories!

Unexpected time at home can be a transition. There can be added stressors when you are worried about work and illness. Try taking a few moments to re-engage and reconnect with your family. Make some memories. If you’re looking for activities to keep your toddler or young child busy, learning and entertained, check out the ideas below!

For Toddlers

7 Tips for Mental Health when Social Distancing

Managing stress and anxiety during this time of uncertainty will make you, and those around you stronger. If you are practicing social distancing or home quarantining here are a few helpful tips to maintain and improve your mental health.

First Responders PSA: Do Not Drive To The ER

Heart attacks are often portrayed with dramatic flair – someone clutching their chest and falling to the ground. While chest pain is a symptom of a heart attack, there are several other symptoms that indicate someone is having a cardiac episode.

Albuquerque Hospital Launches Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing

U.S. News & World Report

Albuquerque Hospital Launches Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing
Drive-up COVID-19 testing is now available at an hospital in downtown Albuquerque.

By Associated Press, Wire Service Content March 14, 2020, at 6:45 p.m.
U.S. News & World Report

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Drive-up COVID-19 testing is now available at a clinic outside an Albuquerque hospital.