5 questions about breastfeeding

Expecting and new mothers often have many questions about the best ways to breastfeed their newborn, so we asked Natalie Swart BS, IBCLC, CLE and Susan Shafer BSN, IBCLC, international board certified lactation consultants for Lovelace Women’s Hospital, to share some of their answers to these common questions.

Strenuous activities cause traffic jam in the Carpal Tunnel

When John, a resident of Los Lunas, New Mexico, started losing his ability to grip things with his right hand, he knew it was time to do something.

A 72-year-old retired facilities manager, John had competed in racquetball tournaments for nearly 40 years. Sometimes he played 9-10 hours of racquetball a week.

But unlike tennis, which allows for longer strokes with your entire arm, racquetball games require quicker strokes in tight places that put a lot of stress on your wrist.

Downhill Slide Board Transfer from Table to Chair

Watch to learn how to assist a patient with a downhill slide board transfer from a table to a chair.

Slide Board Transfer from Chair to Car

How-to video from Lovelace rehab team on moving a patient between a wheelchair and car using a slideboard.

Curb Step Up & Step Down (with front-wheeled walker)

Watch how to assist a patient using a front-wheeled walker go up and down a curb safely to avoid injury.

Uphill Slide Board Transfer from Chair to Table

Watch to learn how to assist a patient with an uphill slide board transfer from a chair to a table.

Leapfrog Group Names Heart Hospital of New Mexico to Top Hospital List


ALBUQUERQUE – July 19, 2022 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) has been named The 2022 Best Hospital in America (Teaching, small) by Money and the Leapfrog Group. HHNM is the only facility in New Mexico to make the list, which includes 148 hospitals nationally.

Lovelace Medical Center Receives Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV


ALBUQUERQUE – July 18, 2022 – Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has received Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV, demonstrating the hospital’s excellence in orthopedic and neurosurgery spine procedures, from initial diagnosis and treatment to high-quality patient outcomes.

Lovelace Westside Hospital receives American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Award for Stroke Treatment


ALBUQUERQUE – July 13, 2022 – Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Stroke Honor Roll quality achievement award for its in-hospital program improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines.

This award recognizes Lovelace’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Primary care clinics gain national Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for sixth consecutive year


ALBUQUERQUE, July 7, 2022 –– Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Re-recognition for 2020-2023, exemplifying their commitment to the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and nationally-recognized clinical standards of care. Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) first gained the recognition in 2016, which includes the Independence Square, Westside Irving and Las Estancias clinics.