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Lovelace doctors use procedure to remove blood clots from stroke patients

KOB News 4

Casey Torres
May 28, 2019 07:05 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- According to the National Stroke Association, one person in the U.S. dies from a stroke ever four minutes.

"It's a huge problem across the country, 700,000 strokes in a year," said Dr. Kirk Giesbrandt, an Interventional Radiologist with Lovelace Medical Center.

Most of the time, the culprit of a stroke is a blood clot in the brain, but there is a procedure available at Lovelace called the Mechanical Thrombectomy that helps remove clots from stroke patients.

Tips for Better Sleep When Traveling

Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but adapting to new surroundings can be challenging for those who have ongoing sleep issues. When we are away from home, we usually skip the first REM (rapid eye movement) episode, leading us to have a less deep sleep and causing us to wake up more often than we would at home.

If you have some upcoming travels on your calendar, keep these recommendations in mind:

Stick to your normal routine.

Lovelace Medical Center Now Performing Interventional Stroke Procedure

Lovelace Medical Center’s comprehensive Stroke Center is transforming stroke care while utilizing state-of-the-art surgical intervention to treat strokes and save lives.

Lovelace Westside Hospital earns “A” scoring from Leapfrog

ALBUQUERQUE, May 15, 2019 — Lovelace Westside Hospital earned an “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for Spring 2019, making it the only hospital in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho to earn an “A.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only independent ratings program that focuses exclusively on how effectively hospitals keep their patients safe, making it the gold standard measure of patient safety focusing on patient infections, including falls and trauma, and preventable complications from surgery.

Mother and baby saved by efforts of two Lovelace hospitals

“Talk about getting a second chance,” explained Tina Saenz, 43, when she found out she was pregnant with her miracle baby.

Saenz had previously gone through fertility treatments to get pregnant with her now 15-year-old son. News of her pregnancy was a dream come true: “I never thought I would have kids again. Just being pregnant then was a miracle.”

TWELVE ARDENT HEALTH SERVICES HOSPITALS RANKED AS BEST PLACES TO WORK IN HEALTHCARE

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (May 13, 2019) – Twelve Ardent Health Services-affiliated organizations have been recognized among the nation’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare magazine. A third of the company’s hospitals were included on the prestigious 2019 list, marking the 12th consecutive year Ardent has been recognized for its success creating outstanding workplace cultures.

Top Things to Know about Measles

You may be hearing a lot about measles lately, and all of this news on TV, social media, Internet, newspapers and magazines may leave you wondering what you as a parent really need to know about this disease. CDC has put together a list of the most important facts about measles for parents like you.

Spring Diaper Drive kicks off in Albuquerque

KRQE News 13

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Lovelace Medical Group needs your help, helping local babies. The hospital is teaming up with Albuquerque's Family and Community Services Department for their Spring Diaper Drive.

Last year, the Emergency Diaper Program collected nearly 3,500 diapers and other needed supplies like wipes and rash cream.

"You know, sometimes people don't have want they need and they're afraid to ask for help or they're embarrassed to ask for help. No one should be in that position," Amy Blasing, Lovelace Medical Group spokesperson, said.

City partners with Lovelace on diaper drive

Albuquerque Journal

BY MARIE C. BACA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
Monday, May 6th, 2019 at 3:44pm

Some of the products sought and a collection box that are part of a newly launched diaper drive with the city and Lovelace partnering in the program. HANDOUT IMAGE

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The City of Albuquerque has partnered with Lovelace Medical Group on a campaign to collect diapers, baby wipes and diaper rash cream to distribute to families in need.

Lovelace Westside Hospital names Brenda Holley as Chief Nursing Officer

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 7, 2019 – Lovelace Westside Hospital has named Brenda Holley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, DNP, as Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), effective May 7, 2019.

In her role as CNO, Brenda will be responsible for the nursing operations of Lovelace Westside  Hospital and will continue to work on special projects focusing on the growth of services.