Press Release

December 1, 2021

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Recognized with Three Women’s Choice Awards®

Hospital honored as one of America’s Best Breast Centers, Best Hospitals for Obstetrics and Best Mammogram Imaging Center
ALBUQUERQUE – December 1, 2021 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital has once again earned national recognition for its care with three 2022 Women’s...
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November 11, 2021

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital Names David Mork as Chief Executive Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – November 12, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named David Mork, FACHE, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital, effective November 15, 2021. David comes to Lovelace from AU Health Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehab & Specialty Hospitals... Read More
November 10, 2021

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

ROSWELL, November 10, 2021 —Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) received an “A” safety grade in the Fall 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing its achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital,  This is the second... Read More
October 29, 2021

Heart Hospital of New Mexico is the First Hospital in the U.S. to Combine Pre-Procedure Localization Technology with Robotic Platform

ALBUQUERQUE – October 29, 2021 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center recently performed the country’s first robotic navigation cardiac ablation combined with pre-procedure arrhythmia localization, resulting in more precise treatment and reduced procedure time.... Read More
September 13, 2021

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Names David McGrail as Chief Financial Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – September 13, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named David McGrail, B.Acc., MHA, as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, effective September 27, 2021. McGrail joins Lovelace from Hillcrest Hospital Claremore and Hillcrest Hospital Pryor... Read More
September 9, 2021

Lovelace Regional Hospital Names Christy Escandon as Chief Nursing Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – September 9, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named Christy Escandon, RN, MBA, MSN, CENP, as chief nursing officer (CNO) of Lovelace Regional Hospital effective September 13.

Escandon joins Lovelace from UT Health Tyler in Ardent Health Services’...
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September 1, 2021

Lovelace Health System joins Aetna network in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – September 1, 2021 – Lovelace Health System and Aetna®, a CVS Health® company (NYSE: CVS), announce a new network agreement in Albuquerque. Effective September 1, 2021, Aetna members will have in-network access to Lovelace Medical Group’s 250+ health care... Read More
June 3, 2021

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Names Carol Howland as Chief Nursing Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – June 3, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named Carol Howland, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CSPHA, as the chief nursing officer (CNO) of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, effective June 28, 2021. Carol most recently served as chief nursing executive for Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park... Read More
May 25, 2021

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Names Jeff Kinney as Chief Operating Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – May 26, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named Jeff Kinney, MBA, as the chief operating officer (COO) of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, effective June 28, 2021. Jeff has more than 12 years’ experience in healthcare, most recently serving as director of practice... Read More
May 25, 2021

Lovelace Westside Hospital Names Derrick Jones as Chief Executive Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – May 25, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named Derrick Jones, MBA, MSHA, as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lovelace Westside Hospital, effective July 1, 2021. Derrick has served as CEO of Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital (LURH) since 2011 and has been vital to... Read More