Lovelace Women’s Hospital named one of America’s Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Patient Safety by Women’s Choice Award®

ALBUQUERQUE – February 20, 2019 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital was named one of the Best Breast Centers and Best Hospitals for Obstetrics by Women’s Choice Award® for 2018.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital earned the designation as one of America’s Best Breast Centers for the fifth year in a row. The award signifies that Lovelace Women’s Hospital is in the top 8% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals offering breast care services. It also received the 2019 Women’s Choice Award ® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, putting it in the top 17% of 2,778 U.S. hospitals for patient safety.

The Women’s Choice Award ® focuses on criteria based upon patient satisfaction, clinical excellence and women’s highest preferences when it comes to treatment and a quality hospital experience.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital has met the highest standards of breast care in the nation, as set by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) and carry the Breast Imaging Center of Excellence (BICOE) seal from the American College of Radiology.

“We are very proud to have earned designation for the fifth year running as one of America’s Best Breast Centers,” said Sheri Milone, CEO of Lovelace Women’s Hospital. “We are committed to empowering women to make educated, confident decisions about their health, while also providing the highest quality of care. Our health care providers and staff are committed to having the highest standards of breast care in the nation.”

To receive designation as one of the nation’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, Lovelace Women’s Hospital has low rates of early elective deliveries (between 0-1%), is a Baby-Friendly USA® designation to support best practices for breast feeding educational and counseling and is “definitely recommended” by patients reporting through the HCAHPS survey.

“Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life and we are proud to be the recipient of one of America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics,” said Abraham Lichtmacher, M.D., chief of women’s services for Lovelace Health System. “We are committed to giving our expectant mothers the best in quality care and patient safety for her and her baby.”

To learn more about Lovelace Women’s Hospital and its commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, please visit


Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System                               
Phone: 505.727.5503                            

Lovelace Health System consists of Lovelace Medical Group, Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Lovelace Regional Hospital in Roswell and Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, go to