Recent News

September 14, 2022

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Names Brenda Holley as Chief Nursing Officer

ALBUQUERQUE – September 14, 2022 – Lovelace Health System has named Brenda Holley, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K, as the chief nursing officer (CNO) of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, effective October 3, 2022.

Brenda has served as CNO for Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH)...
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September 7, 2022

Back-to-school physical is important for your child’s good health

Your child’s health is one of your main priorities, especially in light of changes caused by recent COVID-19 disruptions. That’s why it’s important to start the new school year off right with a visit to your child’s primary care provider for a physical. Most children need an... Read More
September 1, 2022

Tens of millions of Americans may have AFIB and not know it

If your heart’s aflutter, a poet may say the tremulous excitement you feel is because you are in love. Your doctor, however, will say your heart’s flutter could be a sign of a serious condition: atrial fibrillation. According to the American Heart Association, atrial fibrillation (also... Read More
August 24, 2022

Knee replacements increase Betty White’s joy of traveling

At 88, Albuquerque resident Betty White doesn’t let too many things keep her from traveling and doing what she wants. “To me, age is just a number. I don't think about it much. I just really love to go. I guess you could say that I have itchy feet.” So two years ago when her... Read More
August 17, 2022

Where do you go: Hospital Emergency Room or Urgent Care?

When you are ill or have suffered an injury, where do you go for emergency care? Well, it really depends on how severe your injury or illness is. When something happens to us or a family member, we have to make the decision of whether care is needed immediately or if something can wait. We have to... Read More
August 12, 2022

Turning an Emergency into a Miracle

Connie, who was only 27 weeks pregnant with her first child, fell ill while on a trip with her husband. The staff at Lovelace Women’s Hospital helped her undergo an unexpected, early delivery of her daughter. Click below to read her story.  Read More
August 5, 2022

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center places 500th WATCHMAN™ Device

ALBUQUERQUE – August 5, 2022 – The 500th WATCHMAN™ device was placed at Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) by Michael Hoskins, M.D., an electrophysiologist with the New Mexico Heart Institute/ Lovelace Medical Group. The WATCHMAN™ device offers... Read More
August 4, 2022

Technology speeds recovery from gallbladder removal surgery

At first, Patricia Magnes thought the intense pain she was experiencing was a heart attack, but soon found out that she would need a cholecystectomy to remove her gallbladder. A 71-year-old self-professed ‘gym rat,’ Patricia stays active by going to the gym two to three times a week.... Read More
July 28, 2022

5 questions about breastfeeding

Expecting and new mothers often have many questions about the best ways to breastfeed their newborn, so we asked Natalie Swart BS, IBCLC, CLE and Susan Shafer BSN, IBCLC, international board certified lactation consultants for Lovelace Women’s Hospital, to share some of their answers to these... Read More
July 26, 2022

Strenuous activities cause traffic jam in the Carpal Tunnel

When John, a resident of Los Lunas, New Mexico, started losing his ability to grip things with his right hand, he knew it was time to do something. A 72-year-old retired facilities manager, John had competed in racquetball tournaments for nearly 40 years. Sometimes he played 9-10 hours of... Read More