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.”

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


ALBUQUERQUE – July 21, 2023 – Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Role 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.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Medical Center receive American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Awards


ALBUQUERQUE – July 20, 2023 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (Heart Hospital) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Honor while Lovelace Medical Center earned the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, both for the 11th consecutive year.

ER and NICU teams act quickly when the unexpected happens to first-time parents

Everything was going as planned.

A few weeks into the third trimester, Elizabeth and Jose Villar went to her regular obstetrician appointment, hoping to hear more about when their twins would be born.

“You should expect to go full-term with your babies,” said the obstetrician, “but we may induce you a week or two earlier to guard against any complications since this is your first pregnancy.”

How to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer

By Latha Shankar, Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

Summer in New Mexico means spending time outside enjoying activities that make New Mexico such a wonderful place to live. In moderation, sun exposure can be beneficial by enhancing bone health, improving sleep and easing mild depression. However, even after a short period of direct exposure, the sun’s rays can become more harmful than helpful.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Achieves Four SRC Center of Excellence Accreditations


ALBUQUERQUE – June 28, 2023 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in New Mexico to achieve four Center of Excellence Accreditations from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), including accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery and re-accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

Lovelace Health System partners with CareHarmony to implement AI-powered chronic care management program


Program helps patients overcome social determinants of health, increase clinical treatment adherence

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (June 27, 2023) – Lovelace Health System today announced a partnership with CareHarmony, a leading AI-powered care coordination solutions provider. CareHarmony’s human-driven, machine learning-enhanced Chronic Care Management (CCM) program will be deployed in Lovelace facilities to bolster care delivery and support value-based care initiatives. 

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


ALBUQUERQUE, June 23, 2023 –– Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Re-recognition for 2023-2024 for the seventh consecutive year. This recognition exemplifies a 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.