Primary care clinics gain national Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for seventh consecutive year

ALBUQUERQUE, June 23, 2023 –– Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Re-recognition for 2023-2024 for the seventh consecutive year. This recognition exemplifies a commitment to the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and nationally-recognized clinical standards of care. Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) first gained the recognition in 2016, which includes the Independence Square, Westside Irving and Las Estancias clinics.

“We are proud of the commitment made by our clinical providers, administration and staff to create patient-centered care that supports our community and our patients,” said John Cruickshank, D.O., LMG chief executive officer. “This continued recognition shows that we have the tools, systems and resources to provide our patients with the right care at the right time.”

The Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. The program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Association and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and to recognize them for their efforts.

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Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System  
Phone: 505.727.5503  

Lovelace Medical Group/New Mexico Heart Institute
Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) is a multispecialty group of more than 263 providers, including physicians and advanced practice providers serving a broad range of specialties and primary care. LMG provides patients with exceptional health care through its 51 health care clinics and the support of Lovelace Health System hospitals and technology. New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group brings more than 31 years of diagnostic, interventional and preventive cardiovascular expertise to our community and state. To learn more about the experience and skilled providers of Lovelace Medical Group, visit