Hospital rankings help patients and doctors in choosing the right hospital for high quality care and advanced services
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 28, 2023) – Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital were named by named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals, demonstrating excellence in factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.
Lovelace Medical Center was ranked #2 in New Mexico and #2 in Albuquerque for being High Performing in nine procedures and conditions, including: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Attack, Aortic Valve surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Stroke, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement. Lovelace Westside Hospital was named High Preforming in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Pneumonia.
“We are very proud to have been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals and for our teams to be recognized as two of the best hospitals in New Mexico,” said David Schultz, CEO of Lovelace Heath System. “We could not have achieved these rankings without the diligent work of our caregivers and team members. It’s their dedication to delivering the highest quality care of our communities that earned us this recognition.”
U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. The data-informed rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients and help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition.
To learn more about the U.S. News Best Hospital rankings visit https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. To learn more about Lovelace’s commitment to the highest quality of care for our patients, visit lovelace.com.
Whitney Marquez, Lovelace Health System
Lovelace Medical Center
Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), located in the heart of Albuquerque, is a 263-bed acute care hospital with over 1,200 employees providing comprehensive care, including around-the-clock emergency care, surgical services, non-invasive robotic spine surgery, cardiology, stroke care, radiology and oncology services. Lovelace Medical Center was recently given a Spring 2021 Grade A by Leapfrog Hospital Safety and received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for 2023 for the 11th consecutive year. It earned Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV for 2022- 2025 by demonstrating excellence in orthopedic surgery, including diagnosis and treatments in spine surgery as well as Primary Stroke Center Certification from DNV for 2022 – 2025 for its readiness to handle a full range of stroke-related medical problems. Money and the Leapfrog Group named LMC to their list for 2022 Best Hospitals and Surgery Centers for Billing Ethics, showing its dedication to delivering the highest quality of care for patients, while ensuring adherence to the maximum ethical standards for billing. 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.
Lovelace Westside Hospital
For over 39 years, Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) has been committed to offering Rio Rancho and Westside residents of Albuquerque high quality, convenient care. The 92-bed acute care facility includes a 24-hour emergency department where patients typically see a provider in 30 minutes or less. LWSH is recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for its commitment to guideline adherence and quality improvement for stroke patients, earning the AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll for 2021 - 2023. The hospital offers services tailored to everyone in the family, including surgical services, sleep studies, bariatrics and more. Money and the Leapfrog Group named LWSH to their list for 2022 Best Hospitals and Surgery Centers for Billing Ethics, showing its dedication to delivering the highest quality of care for patients, while ensuring adherence to the maximum ethical standards for billing. To learn more about the state-of-the-art treatment options, innovative health care providers and award-winning quality initiatives at Lovelace Westside Hospital, visit lovelace.com.