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Lovelace Health System names new leader

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Veteran healthcare executive to oversee operations for leading regional provider

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (April 11, 2023) – Lovelace Health System today announced the appointment of David Schultz as president and chief executive officer. Schultz succeeds Janelle Raborn, who retired following nearly 40 years of service at Lovelace Health System.

Surgery, occupational therapy helps patient give hugs to grandson

Sometimes accidents just happen.

For Ruth Ann Potter, 70, it didn’t matter whether Poncho, her big, black Labrador was to blame. What mattered most was that she had quick access to excellent medical care for her injuries.

“About three years ago my husband Doug and I were walking Poncho through our neighborhood in Rio Rancho,” Ruth Ann recalled, “when a rat ran in front of our garage door. Poncho took off and I started running and falling after him, as his leash was wrapped around my left arm.”

Lovelace surgeon discovers reason for patient’s long-time pain

When Daniel Shaw, a 62-year-old science teacher at Albuquerque’s Bosque School, leads his students into the desert to collect data on North American porcupines, he often talks about the power of information: what did you observe; what did you find; what conclusions can you draw from the data?

When Daniel and his doctors discussed his long-time gastrointestinal problems, they used the same kind of questions: what are his symptoms; what treatments have worked; and what can be done in the future to alleviate his pain and side effects?

New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Center Receives Bronze Milestone Recognition for 20 years of Echocardiogram accreditation

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ALBUQUERQUE – April 4, 2023– New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Center (NMHI) has received a Bronze Milestone Recognition for achieving IAC Echocardiography accreditation for 20 years, demonstrating its long-term commitment to continuously improving patient outcomes and safety.

Nutrition Month Tips to Stay Healthy All Year Long

March is National Nutrition Month, and Lovelace Medical Group hospitalist Dr. Harkesh Arora has tips for you and your family on how to live a healthy life all year long!

Emergency C-section delivers firstborn to Santa Fe family

When Beth Kaczmarek and her husband Bryan Craig moved back to her hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Beth planned on delivering their baby in the same hospital where she was born. Their daughter Eloise, however, had other plans.

“We were living in Napa County, California when we decided to start a family,” said Beth, 38. “We had moved back to the States after living abroad and I was in the midst of a big editorial project.”

6 Questions about heartburn, hernias & GERD

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), more than one-third of adults in the U.S. experience heartburn at least once a month.

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that occurs when stomach acids travel back up the esophagus. Some patients may also experience a bitter or sour taste in the throat and mouth. Symptoms of heartburn may get worse after eating or when lying down.

Lovelace Women’s teamwork helps deliver triplet girls

When “delivery day” finally arrived for Ashley and Enrique Lucero, residents of Rio Rancho, Ashley walked into the hospital and introduced herself to the receptionist. “Oh,” she said, “you must be the triplet mom!”

Lovelace Cancer Center Earns ACR Reaccreditation

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 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Feb. 17, 2023 – Lovelace Cancer Center has been awarded its second consecutive three-year term of reaccreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Prostate cancer patient looks forward to more competitions

Slowing down is rarely an option for Dean Buzbee.

A 68-year-old living in Albuquerque, Dean has been a stellar, endurance athlete for more than 43 years, competing in cycling, running races and triathlons. He also had a successful career conducting mental competency evaluations at universities for 30 years, before retiring in 2004.

He started riding a bike in college as a psychology major. With more free time after graduate school, he took up bicycle racing as a hobby and started entering competitions.