Press Release

April 15, 2024

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center performs the state’s first Pulsed Field Ablation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation

ALBUQUERQUE – April 15, 2024 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) today announced the completion of New Mexico’s first FARAPULSE ™ Pulsed Field Ablation, a new alternative to standard-of-care thermal ablation, for the treatment of atrial... Read More
April 5, 2024

Lovelace Medical Center performs first right robotic pleural biopsy

ALBUQUERQUE – April 5, 2024 –Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) completed its first right robotic pleural biopsy. The minimally invasive thoracic procedure was performed by Luis Cerda, M.D., cardiothoracic surgeon with the New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group, using Intuitive... Read More
February 13, 2024

New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group enrolls the world’s first patient in the RECOVER IV randomized trial comparing strategies for management of cardiogenic shock

ALBUQUERQUE – January 8, 2024 – New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group (NMHI) has enrolled the first patient in the world in the RECOVER IV randomized study comparing management strategies for patients with cardiogenic shock using the Impella CP®, an FDA-approved... Read More
November 22, 2023

Lovelace Health System appoints new president and CEO

Troy Greer returns to Lovelace as David Schultz assumes enterprise leadership role ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Nov. 17, 2023) – Lovelace Health System today announced the appointment of Troy Greer as president and chief executive officer. Greer will succeed David Schultz who has been appointed to an... Read More
November 7, 2023

Lovelace Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

ROSWELL, November 7, 2023 — Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) received an “A” safety grade in the Fall 2023 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing its achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the sixth safety... Read More
November 2, 2023

Lovelace Health System appoints veteran healthcare executives to senior leadership roles

  ALBUQUERQUE – November 2, 2023 – Lovelace Health System (LHS) today announced the appointments of Brian Miller, BSIE, MSE, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) and administrator of the Heart Hospital of New Mexico (HHNM) and Michael Kueker, MBA,... Read More
October 17, 2023

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center Receives VAD Program Credentialing from DNV

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 –... Read More
October 17, 2023

Lovelace Health System earns international accreditation for best practices for new graduate nurses transitioning from student nurses to patient care

ALBUQUERQUE – October 17, 2023 – Lovelace Health System (LHS) was awarded the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP), signifying that the hospital is following best practices and utilizing an evidence-based curriculum that is... Read More
October 9, 2023

Lovelace Westside Hospital Attains National Accreditation in Bariatric Surgery and Quality Improvement Program

ALBUQUERQUE – October 9, 2023 – Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) received accreditation under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP), a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for... Read More
October 6, 2023

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Top Honors in Hospital Quality

ALBUQUERQUE, October 6, 2023 ––Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (LURH) was given the Top Hospital Quality award for Quest for Excellence, the New Mexico Hospital Association’s (NMHA’s) premier honor for exceptional efforts to advance quality and patient care for the... Read More