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.

Social worker takes cancer diagnosis, treatments in stride

It is never easy to hear the words: “You have cancer.”

For Dana Letts, 81, the words created an image she will never forget.

“When you're diagnosed with cancer,” described Dana, “you're suddenly thrust into a very dark tunnel, disoriented, scared and unable to see any light around you.”

Retired chef stays active after successful surgeries

With all surgeries, especially when multiple surgeries are expected, it is always best to have a clear plan of action.

For John Wilkinson, 61, a retired chef at an Albuquerque restaurant, the best course of action proved to be ‘one step at a time.’

“I was referred to Dr. Mario Leyba by my doctor,” said Wilkinson. “Dr. Leyba is a caring and compassionate physician. He had a great plan for my health.”

Lovelace Women's Hospital Breast Health Center Tour

Join us for a tour of the Lovelace Women’s Hospital Breast Care Center where we provide comprehensive breast care in one convenient location. We take walk-ins, same-day or next-day appointments and offer Saturday hours. For same-day appointments or to schedule a mammogram, call 505.727.6900.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital marks four years as Best Places to Work in Healthcare


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (May 24, 2023) – For the fourth year, Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (LURH) was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of 150 healthcare companies and providers recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare.

Future physicians learn with Lovelace General Surgery team

Lovelace Medical Group general surgeons don’t just care for patients in the hospital or clinic, they also invest in the long-term health of our community by mentoring New Mexico’s next generation of physicians.