ALBUQUERQUE – October 18, 2023 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) has received credentialing from DNV as a Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Facility, demonstrating the hospital’s readiness to provide the full spectrum of VAD Program services – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and patient and community education – as well as clear metrics to evaluate program outcomes.
“Achieving the VAD Program credentialing demonstrates that we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible care for our VAD patients,” said Brian Miller, chief operating officer of HHNM. “This seal of approval recognizes our high performing team, while ensuring the health and safety of patients. We are incredibly proud of the strong collaboration between our medical staff and clinical teams.”
The DNV VAD Facility Credentialing Program Survey Process is based on standards set forth by DNV and the requirements of the Medicare Decision Memo for Ventricular Assist devices for Bridge-to-Transplant and Destination Therapy.
To learn more about HHNM and its commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, please visit lovelace.com. To make an appointment with a New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group cardiac provider, please call 505.841.1000 or schedule an appointment at your convenience by visiting https://lovelacemedicalgroup.com/appointment,
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) is New Mexico’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular care, including the state’s only facility performing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implants. The 55-bed facility, which features a state-of-the-art hybrid operating room where surgeons can perform advanced surgical services for cardiovascular patients, has become synonymous with high quality, technologically advanced cardiac care. HHNM was named a Top Teaching Hospital from 2020 - 2022 by Leapfrog Hospital Safety for its quality of care, including practices for safer surgery and capacity to prevent medication errors and has twice been named to The Best Hospital in America List for 2021 and 2022 (small teaching hospital category) by Money and the Leapfrog Group for its quality, safe care, a reputation for excellent patient experiences and an ethical approach to treatment. 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.