ALBUQUERQUE, December 7, 2021 — Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) was named a Top Teaching Hospital nationally by The Leapfrog Group. This is the second “Top Teaching Hospital” designation in a row for HHNM.
The Top Hospital designation is bestowed by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization of employers and other purchasers recognized as the toughest standard-setters for health care safety and quality.
“The Heart Hospital is proud to be among the small and elite group of Top Teaching Hospitals around the country,” said Denzil Ross, Administrator for the Heart Hospital of New Mexico. “We are dedicated to providing state-of-the art procedures and clinical trials to our patients, right here in New Mexico, delivering the highest quality of cardiology services to our community.”
Over 2,200 hospitals were considered for the award and only 149 hospitals were selected as Top Hospitals, including:
• 8 Top Children’s Hospitals
• 46 Top General Hospitals
• 23 Top Rural Hospitals
• 72 Top Teaching Hospitals
To qualify for the Top Hospitals distinction, hospitals must rank top among peers on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, which assesses hospital performance on the highest standards for quality and patient safety. To see the full list of institutions honored as 2021 Top Hospitals, visit www.leapfroggroup.org/tophospitals.
HHNM is the only hospital in New Mexico to earn this distinction.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center is New Mexico’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular care, including the state’s only facility performing ventricular aortic device (LVAD) implants and a state-of-the-art hybrid operation room where surgeons can perform advanced surgical services for cardiovascular patients. The 55-bed facility has become synonymous with high quality, technologically-advanced cardiac care in the state. Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center was named a Top Teaching Hospital in 2020 by Leapfrog Hospital Safety for its quality of patient care, including practices for safer surgery and the hospital’s capacity to prevent medication errors. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, visit hearthospitalnm.com.