ALBUQUERQUE, July 27, 2020 –– Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center have donated $35,000 to the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation to help promote cardiovascular health and education in the state of New Mexico.
“As the state’s only hospital dedicated to heart health, we are proud to partner with the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation to provide educational programs for both the public and medical professionals,” said Denzil Ross, interim chief executive officer of Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center. “We are both committed to the cardiovascular care of our community and our success in that endeavor is closely aligned with the Foundation’s goals.”
The New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation (NMHIF) is dedicated to improving cardiovascular health in New Mexico. The Foundation supports educational programs for health care providers, people with heart disease and the general public interested in heart health. Each year, several thousand health care providers learn how to utilize the latest advances in heart and vascular care. The Project Heart Start program has trained more than 130,000 people to learn to save a life. And New Heart Fitness and Health brings cardiovascular fitness and nutrition to people at risk or who have had heart attacks, heart failure and/or heart surgery.
“Cardiovascular care is a constantly changing discipline. The New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation provides the direct and online education health care providers need to take optimal care of their patients. “We are delighted that Lovelace has chosen us to receive this generous gift to fulfill our mission to develop and provide innovative education for providers and patients, especially during these uncertain times,” said NMHIF President Barry Ramo, M.D., FACC.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
About Lovelace Medical Center
Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), located in the heart of Albuquerque, is a 263 bed acute care hospital providing comprehensive care, including around-the-clock emergency care, surgical services, non-invasive robotic spine surgery, cardiology, stroke care, radiology and oncology services, including the state’s only Gamma Knife Center for non-invasive radiologic brain surgery. Lovelace Medical Center was named to Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare, ranking 25th in the country. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Lovelace Medical Center, visit lovelace.com.
About Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center
Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HH) 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. 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.
About the New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation
The New Mexico Heart Institute Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the cardiovascular health of all New Mexicans through education, cardiovascular health promotion and research. The foundation has become an important resource for Albuquerque and New Mexico through it work in education of health care providers, patients and the public. The health promotion programs through its New Heart fitness, wellness and cardiac rehabilitation has changed lives by providing high quality guidance to people with heart disease and those at risk for heart disease.