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

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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.

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

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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.

Lovelace Westside Hospital Names Derrick Jones as Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Lovelace Health System names Richard Haun as CFO

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 20, 2021 – Richard Haun has been named division chief financial officer (CFO) of Lovelace Health System. He has been serving as interim division CFO since December of 2020.

Richard has been the division CFO for the Ardent Health Services Americas Division for six years and will continue to serve in that role in addition to division CFO for Lovelace Health System.

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

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ALBUQUERQUE, April 29, 2021 — Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), Lovelace Women’s Hospital (LWH) and Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) received an “A” safety grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing their achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections. This is the second safety grade “A” in a row for both LMC and LWH.

Lovelace Health System Now Offering Highly Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

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The only hospital in Albuquerque offering Stryker’s Mako Smartrobotics™


ALBUQUERQUE – April 22, 2021 – Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital are the first hospitals in Albuquerque to offer patients new orthopedic robotic technology that has shown to decrease pain post-surgery, shorten hospital stays and improve flexibly as compared to manual surgery.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Names Amy Blasing as Chief Executive Officer

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ALBUQUERQUE – March 22, 2021 – Lovelace Health System has named Amy Blasing, RN, MSN as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Lovelace Women’s Hospital, effective April 5, 2021.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Offering Single Dose Radiation Therapy to Treat Breast Cancer

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ALBUQUERQUE – February 8, 2021 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital is now performing single-dose radiation therapy for breast cancer that demonstrates the same efficacy as traditional 6-week radiotherapy and is significantly more convenient and less stressful for patients. Calvin Ridgeway, MD, a surgical oncologist, now performs the procedure at Lovelace Women’s Hospital, the only hospital in New Mexico offering this Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy (TARGIT-IORT) using the Intrabeam® System from ZEISS.

Mother sings praises for Labor of Love program for expectant moms

To Labor of Love, thank you for being with me throughout my pregnancy. I know pregnancy is different for everyone and you all made me feel like I really wasn’t alone in what I was going through though no two women are the same.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center Announces Patient Enrollment in its iCLAS™ U.S. IDE Clinical Trial Evaluating Ultra-Low Temperature Cryoablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

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ALBUQUERQUE – January 5, 2021 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) is now enrolling patients in the iCLAS™ U.S. IDE Clinical Trial Evaluating Ultra-Low Temperature Cryoablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. The iCLAS catheter device cuts hours off an ablation procedure, leading to a better outcome and faster recovery time for the patient. HHNM is the only site in New Mexico offering this advanced procedure, performed by New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group electrophysiologists.