Lovelace Silver Lining Newsletter August 2021

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This month we would like to share some recipes from our Bariatrics department, a blog and a story showing the importance of following up with your doctor and being persistent when something is not quite right.

Healthy recipes from Lovelace Westside Hospital Bariatrics

Learn more about Lovelace Bariatrics here .

A blog by Dr. Richard Roche , internal medicine provider.

A story from a patient of Dr. Michael Blea , general and robotic surgeon.


New Cath Lab opens at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center

The Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center (HHNM) opened a new Cath lab, making it the seventh at the hospital, two of which are hybrid rooms. The addition of another Cath lab will help our staff and providers meet the cardiovascular needs to our growing community. Cases started in the new lab the last week of July.

Congratulations to our nurses voted Top Notch Nurse by Albuquerque The Magazine


Lovelace Medical Group primary clinics earn annual Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition from NCQA

Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have completed the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Re-recognition, exemplifying our commitment to the delivery of high quality care with evidence-based, nationally recognized clinical standards of care. The PCMH guiding principles have been the model for care delivery at Lovelace Medical Group (LMG) since 2016, when LMG first received PCMH recognition. Lovelace Medical Group’s clinics receiving this recognition include Independence Square, Westside Irving and Las Estancias. The Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement. The program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and others. It assesses whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and recognizes them for their efforts.

Lovelace Medical Group Welcomes New Providers

Lovelace Medical Group Gastroenterology welcomes Bridget Coyne RN, MSN, CNP, ACNP-BC

Bridget completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She completed her Masters of Science in Nursing at the University of Pittsburgh. Bridget is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Bridget sees gastroenterology patients at Lovelace Women’s Hospital, 4705 Montgomery Blvd NE.
To schedule an appointment, call 505.727.2727.

Lovelace Westside Hospital Sleep Center welcomes Erica Theresa Lujan, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Erica is an emergency room registered nurse. She received her bachelor of science in nursing at Brookline College in Albuquerque. She completed her master of science in nursing-nursing Administration at Brookline College in Phoenix, Ariz. and completed her master of science in nursing as a family nurse practitioner candidate from Herzing University in Atlanta, Ga. Erica’s clinical experience includes family practice, geriatrics, pulmonology, sleep medicine, OBGYN and pediatrics. She also has worked in an emergency room, stroke center and heart hospital emergency room. Erica also has a bachelor of arts in education from the University of New Mexico. Erica is a member of the Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and New Mexico Department of Corrections/Wexford Healthcare Forms Committee.
Erica sees patients at Lovelace Westside Hospital Sleep Center located at 10501 Golf Course Rd. NW.
To schedule an appointment, call 505.727.2727.

Lovelace Medical Group welcomes Lisa Mercado, certified physician assistant, emergency general surgery

Lisa was born and raised in New Mexico and completed her bachelors of science in emergency medicine at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and completed her masters of science in physician assistant studies at the
University of Saint Francis in Albuquerque. Lisa’s core competencies include radiology, public health management, nutrition counseling, and laboratory analysis, among others. She has been a PA since 2007 and in emergency general surgery for more than 10 years.
Lisa sees patients at Lovelace Medical Group, Emergency General Surgery

Lovelace Medical Group welcomes Genevieve Davis RN, NP-C, board-certified family nurse practitioner.

Genevieve has 10 years of nursing experience. She received her bachelors of science in nursing at the University of Arizona in Tucson and completed her masters of nursing at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She was previously part of the inflammatory bowel disease team at Albany Medical Center.
She sees gastrointestinal patients at Lovelace Medical Center located at 601 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave NE.
To schedule an appointment, call 505.727.2727.

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