Los Alamos patient flown to Lovelace Medical Center for life-saving surgery

When Kate Klose woke up at her Los Alamos home after sleeping 12 hours straight, she didn’t expect the pounding headache or understand the severe pain in her gut.

The 69-year-old retired filmmaker, educator and musician had just returned with her husband from a two-week vacation to visit family in Long Island and upstate New York.

Orthopedic team-based care helps patient through multiple surgeries

When Margaret Kirkes visited Lovelace Medical Group about her sore knee, little did she know she would soon meet nearly the entire staff for multiple bouts of orthopedic care.

“I can trace my knee problems back to when I was 12 and fell during skating night at my junior high school,” said Margaret, an Albuquerque widow who said her age is “on the far side of 80.”

Leapfrog Group Names Lovelace Women’s Hospital to Top Maternity Hospital List


ALBUQUERQUE – October 18, 2022 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital (LWH) has been named The 2022 Best Hospitals for Maternity Care by Money and the Leapfrog Group. LWH is one of only two facilities in New Mexico to make the list, which includes 259 hospitals nationally.

Breast Cancer FAQ with Dr. Calvin Ridgeway

Photography, hiking and honeymoon on the horizon for double hip replacement patient

For business furniture salesman Anthony Jager, getting in and out of his car many times a day was a common occurrence. He was often traveling to universities, government offices and hospitals to introduce them to the cubicles, adjustable desks and other items he sold from his company’s product line.

So when he found it increasingly painful and difficult to get out of his car, he knew he needed to see a doctor.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Names Melissa Owens as Chief Nursing Officer


ALBUQUERQUE – October 3, 2022 – Lovelace Health System has named Melissa Owens, BSN, CRRN, as the chief nursing officer (CNO) of Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (LURH), effective October 3, 2022.

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Ranked as Best Places to Work in Healthcare


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (September 29, 2022) – Modern Healthcare has announced rankings for healthcare organizations recognized as Best Places to Work in Healthcare, with Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital ranked #65 among the top in the country for the third year.

Level slide-board transfer with a wheelchair

Watch this video to learn how to assist a patient at home using a slide board to transfer from their wheelchair to a level sitting surface.