Turning an Emergency into a Miracle

Coalition to Protect America's Healthcare

Connie, who was only 27 weeks pregnant with her first child, fell ill while on a trip with her husband. The staff at Lovelace Women’s Hospital helped her undergo an unexpected, early delivery of her daughter. Click below to read her story. 

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center places 500th WATCHMAN™ Device


ALBUQUERQUE – August 5, 2022 – The 500th WATCHMAN™ device was placed at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) by Michael Hoskins, M.D., an electrophysiologist with the New Mexico Heart Institute/ Lovelace Medical Group.

Technology speeds recovery from gallbladder removal surgery

At first, Patricia Magnes thought the intense pain she was experiencing was a heart attack, but soon found out that she would need a cholecystectomy to remove her gallbladder.

A 71-year-old self-professed ‘gym rat,’ Patricia stays active by going to the gym two to three times a week. “I'll take an occasional class,” she said, “but I do mostly cardio on the elliptical or Stairmaster and strength training with a personal trainer – stuff to keep me alive, I hope.”

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.