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


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


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.

Therapies spark improvements in speech and eating difficulties

Azucena Medina knew that her five-year-old daughter Alanys would need specialized care to assist her development.

Born at 24 weeks gestation, Alanys has developmental delays that include speech and eating difficulties. Alanys is also on the autism spectrum, which complicates matters further.

New Mexico Heart Institute @ Lovelace Medical Center to conduct heart pump study to help improve recovery following heart attacks


 ALBUQUERQUE – August 15, 2023 – New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group (NMHI) plans to study the Impella CP®, an FDA-approved heart pump, in patients who have experienced heart attacks in cardiogenic shock, to learn how the pump may help improve recovery. NMHI will be the first site in the United States to conduct this study.

Lovelace Medical Center performs the first concomitant TIF® procedure in Northern New Mexico for the treatment of long-term reflux


ALBUQUERQUE – August 8, 2023 – Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) General Surgeon Dr. David Hoang performed a concomitant TIF® procedure combining hiatal hernia repair with the DaVinci Xi system at Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), making it the first to be completed in Northern New Mexico. The TIF procedure is an advanced treatment option for patients suffering from chronic acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and has been found to reduce recovery time, pain and less visible scarring. 

The Dance of Breastfeeding, Bonding and Sensory Stimulation

Eliza Schmidt, RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding helps mom and baby bond, starting when baby is a fetus inside the womb

Developing senses inside the womb

A fetus’s senses start to develop in the womb in preparation for brain development and growth. We know through ultrasound that a baby experiences the sense of touch in-utero long before he/she is born. When a pregnant mom rubs her belly, her fetus can feel the vibration.

SCOR Orthopaedics/Lovelace Medical Group earns MRI reaccreditation


ROSWELL, N.M. (August 3, 2023) – SCOR Orthopaedics/Lovelace Medical Group (SCOR/LMG) has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation, for the fifth term in a row, by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in MRI in the area of Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care.

Lovelace Medical Group Announces Retirement of Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Cruickshank


Cruickshank 30+ year career in medicine leaves a lasting impact of provider growth in New Mexico, helped to close gaps in care across the state

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 4, 2023) – Lovelace Medical Group today announced the retirement John M. Cruickshank D.O., MBA, CPE, chief executive officer, effective August 31, 2023. Lovelace will conduct a national executive search for his successor.

Back to School Tips to Help with Your Kids' Sleep

Mornings before school can be tough, especially at the start of the school year as kids adjust to changes in their sleep schedule. Donna Whalen, FNP-C, with Lovelace Medical Group has some tips if your kids are having trouble with healthy sleep habits after summer break: “It is so important to have basic routines for our children, including set bed and wake-up times, limiting electronics near bedtime, and eliminating naps after school.”