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Lovelace Medical Center performs hospital’s first Ion robotic, lung biopsy procedure

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ALBUQUERQUE – July 3, 2024 – Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has performed its first robotic-assisted bronchoscopy using the Ion Endoluminal System (Ion) platform for minimally invasive biopsy of the lung. The Ion procedure was completed by Jeffrey Mazer, MD, Lovelace Medical Group pulmonologist, which allowed him to navigate to nodules in all 18 segments of the lung and remove tissue for biopsy with precision and accuracy.

Lovelace Health System completes 1,000 Mako SmartRobotics™ procedures across all applications

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CT-based planning allows surgeons to plan and individualize total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement procedures to each patient

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Names Sherry Aragon as Chief Operating Officer

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – June 24, 2024 – Lovelace Health System has named Sherry Aragon, MBA, chief operating officer (COO) of Lovelace Women’s Hospital (LWH), effective June 24.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center and GE HealthCare collaborate to install the first Allia IGS Pulse electrophysiology lab in the United States for minimally invasive cardiovascular procedures

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ALBUQUERQUE – June 24, 2024 – Today Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) and GE HealthCare (Nasdaq: GEHC) announced HHNM as the first location in the United States to install GE HealthCare’s Allia Image Guided System (IGS) Pulse, which was designed to provide exceptional image quality and improve workflow for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases (CVD).

Lovelace Medical Center acquires the state’s only da Vinci 5® surgical robot

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ALBUQUERQUE – June 6, 2024 – Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has acquired the only Intuitive da Vinci 5 ® surgical system in the state of New Mexico, demonstrating its commitment to the most advanced technology available in minimally invasive surgery. Erica McBride, DO, general surgeon with Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) repaired a recurrent inguinal hernia for the first surgical case.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital gifted waterless milk warmers, hospital grade breast pumps and pump trolleys through a community grant

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 21, 2024 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital (LWH) has been gifted two waterless milk warmers, six hospital-grade breast pumps and six breast pump trolleys by Millennium Medical Group, through a grant given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM). 

BCBSNM granted $10,000 to Millennium Medical Group, whose neonatologists oversee care of well babies and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) babies born at LWH. Millennium used that grant to purchase the much-needed supplies for the hospital.

Lovelace Medical Center awarded Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery from The Joint Commission

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 22, 2024 – Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS) by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

Lovelace Medical Center, Heart Hospital of New Mexico Names George Wiley as Chief Financial Officer

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – May 15, 2024 – Lovelace Health System has named George Wiley, MBA, MHA, chief financial officer (CFO) of Lovelace Medical Center and Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, effective May 28.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital gifted waterless milk warmers, hospital grade breast pumps and pump trolleys through a community grant

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ALBUQUERQUE – May 9, 2024 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital (LWH) has been gifted two waterless milk warmers, six hospital-grade breast pumps and six breast pump trolleys by Millennium Medical Group, through a grant given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM). 

Lovelace Regional Hospital Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for the seventh time in a row

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ROSWELL, May 1, 2024 — Lovelace Regional Hospital (LRH) received an “A” safety grade in the Spring 2024 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade report, a national distinction recognizing its achievements protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is the seventh safety grade “A” in a row for LRH.