Lovelace Medical Center Receives Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV


ALBUQUERQUE – July 18, 2022 – Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has received Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV, demonstrating the hospital’s excellence in orthopedic and neurosurgery spine procedures, from initial diagnosis and treatment to high-quality patient outcomes.

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


ALBUQUERQUE – July 13, 2022 – Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Stroke Honor Roll 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.

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


ALBUQUERQUE, July 7, 2022 –– Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Re-recognition for 2020-2023, exemplifying their 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.

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


ALBUQUERQUE – June 24, 2022 – 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 Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award 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 tenth consecutive year.

Hiker back on the trails after knee replacement surgery

Millions of Americans love to hike through our National Parks and other scenic landscapes. There is something wonderfully refreshing about getting away from the concrete jungles and enjoying fresher air outdoors.

Tim O’Dea, 59, a technician at Sandia National Laboratories, has enjoyed hiking and hunting throughout Bernalillo County and the surrounding areas for many years.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Performs World’s First MRI-guided SCOUT® Placement


ALBUQUERQUE – June 20, 2022 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital recently became the first hospital in the world to place the SCOUT® Radar Localization system utilizing MRI guidance, providing a new advanced treatment option for patients with breast cancer. Kathleen Meyer, MD, a board-certified radiologist, successfully performed the procedure earlier this month, which decreases patient discomfort and improves outcomes.

CEO of local Goodwill finds relief from robotic hernia surgery

There are not many things that slow down Shauna Kastle.

The 42-year-old president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is an active runner and has participated in several marathons and half marathons. She also enjoys supplementing her exercise sessions with cycling and strength training.

But when the pain in her abdomen started affecting her daily activities, she knew it was time to do something about it.

Suffering from migraines? You may need… Botox®

Cassandra Rivera, 32, had a long history of migraine headaches, regularly experiencing ten or more every month. Some of them were so severe that she would have to lay in a darkened room with an ice pack on her head.

She tried many different medications to treat the headaches, but the medications didn’t stop them. To make matters worse, the medications made Cassandra very ill.

Karen Rascon, 29, had migraine headaches so bad that she would have to miss work. Experiencing eight or more migraines every month, she felt constant, piercing pain in her head.

A Guide to Men's Health Screenings

Regularly scheduled health screening tests are one of the best things a man can do for his health. Spotting symptoms of health conditions early on is crucial to keeping men healthy. Early detection of any medical concern is the best way to improve the effectiveness of treatment and management. Even if you feel great, you should still see your healthcare provider for regular checkups.