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U.S. News & World Report names Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Westside Hospital among Best Hospitals in New Mexico for 2023 – 2024


Hospital rankings help patients and doctors in choosing the right hospital for high quality care and advanced services

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 28, 2023) – Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Westside Hospital were named by named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals, demonstrating excellence in factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.

New Mexico Heart Institute @ Lovelace Medical Center to conduct heart pump study to help improve recovery following heart attacks


 ALBUQUERQUE – August 15, 2023 – New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group (NMHI) plans to study the Impella CP®, an FDA-approved heart pump, in patients who have experienced heart attacks in cardiogenic shock, to learn how the pump may help improve recovery. NMHI will be the first site in the United States to conduct this study.

Lovelace Medical Center performs the first concomitant TIF® procedure in Northern New Mexico for the treatment of long-term reflux


ALBUQUERQUE – August 8, 2023 – Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) General Surgeon Dr. David Hoang performed a concomitant TIF® procedure combining hiatal hernia repair with the DaVinci Xi system at Lovelace Medical Center (LMC), making it the first to be completed in Northern New Mexico. The TIF procedure is an advanced treatment option for patients suffering from chronic acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and has been found to reduce recovery time, pain and less visible scarring. 

SCOR Orthopaedics/Lovelace Medical Group earns MRI reaccreditation


ROSWELL, N.M. (August 3, 2023) – SCOR Orthopaedics/Lovelace Medical Group (SCOR/LMG) has been granted a three-year term of reaccreditation, for the fifth term in a row, by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in MRI in the area of Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), demonstrating its ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care.

Lovelace Medical Group Announces Retirement of Chief Executive Officer Dr. John Cruickshank


Cruickshank 30+ year career in medicine leaves a lasting impact of provider growth in New Mexico, helped to close gaps in care across the state

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (August 4, 2023) – Lovelace Medical Group today announced the retirement John M. Cruickshank D.O., MBA, CPE, chief executive officer, effective August 31, 2023. Lovelace will conduct a national executive search for his successor.

Lovelace Westside Hospital receives American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Award for Stroke Treatment


ALBUQUERQUE – July 21, 2023 – Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Role quality achievement award for its in-hospital program improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to these guidelines.

This award recognizes Lovelace’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Medical Center receive American Heart Association “Get With The Guidelines” Awards


ALBUQUERQUE – July 20, 2023 – Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (Heart Hospital) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure GOLD PLUS with Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll Honor while Lovelace Medical Center earned the Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke GOLD PLUS with Honor Roll Elite and Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, both for the 11th consecutive year.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital Achieves Four SRC Center of Excellence Accreditations


ALBUQUERQUE – June 28, 2023 – Lovelace Women’s Hospital is the first hospital in New Mexico to achieve four Center of Excellence Accreditations from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC), including accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Surgery and re-accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery, Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology and a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery.

Lovelace Health System partners with CareHarmony to implement AI-powered chronic care management program


Program helps patients overcome social determinants of health, increase clinical treatment adherence

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (June 27, 2023) – Lovelace Health System today announced a partnership with CareHarmony, a leading AI-powered care coordination solutions provider. CareHarmony’s human-driven, machine learning-enhanced Chronic Care Management (CCM) program will be deployed in Lovelace facilities to bolster care delivery and support value-based care initiatives. 

Primary care clinics gain national Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition for seventh consecutive year


ALBUQUERQUE, June 23, 2023 –– Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Re-recognition for 2023-2024 for the seventh consecutive year. This recognition exemplifies a commitment to the delivery of high-quality, evidence-based and nationally-recognized clinical standards of care. Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) first gained the recognition in 2016, which includes the Independence Square, Westside Irving and Las Estancias clinics.