Lovelace Silver Lining Newsletter August 2022

Are these symptoms causing you or a loved one to say no to activities you love?
  • Uncontrollable urge to go to the bathroom
  • Frequent accidents resulting in wearing pads
  • Getting up multiple times at night
Find relief today! Join us for a free, virtual educational event with Dr. Aaron Geswaldo, Lovelace Medical Group, and learn options for control.
Date: Thursday, September 8
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online
Aaron Geswaldo, D.O., is a board certified urologist that has practiced in New Mexico since 2005. He provides evaluation and surgical treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the male and female urinary tract (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and the male reproductive system. His goal is to help his patients lead active, productive lives by addressing their medical and surgical needs. Dr. Geswaldo is a GreenLight™ provider and he has been designated as a GreenLight™ Center of Excellence.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Geswaldo click here or call 505-727-2727 .

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.

Lovelace Medical Center Receives Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV.

Lovelace Medical Center (LMC) has received Spine Surgery Program Certification from DNV , demonstrating the hospital’s excellence in neurosurgery spine procedures, from initial diagnosis and treatment to high quality patient outcomes.
“Achieving Spine Surgery Program Certification is evidence of our commitment to excellence,” said Derrick Cuenca, chief executive officer for LMC.
“This seal of approval demonstrates to our community that we are performing at the highest level, while ensuring the health and safety of our patients.” We are incredibly proud of our team as this would not be possible without strong collaboration between our medical staff and our clinical teams.
The DNV Spine Surgery Program Certification Survey process integrates requirements related to the CMS Conditions for Participation for hospitals. The certification also incorporates a Quality Management System to develop, implement and maintain an ongoing system for measuring, monitoring and managing quality and patient safety to continually improve the care of patients.
To learn more about Lovelace Medical Center and its commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, please visit .
To make an appointment with a Lovelace Medical Group orthopedic provider, please call 505-727-2727 or schedule an appointment at your convenience by clicking here .

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

Lovelace Medical Group’s primary care clinics have received the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Re-recognition for 2020-2023 , exemplifying their 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.
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, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Osteopathic Association and others. It was developed to assess whether clinician practices are functioning as medical homes and to recognize them for their efforts.
To make an appointment with a LMG primary care provider, call 505.727.2727 or visit .

Lovelace Westside Hospital receives the American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines - Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Stroke Honor Roll award.

Lovelace Westside Hospital (LWSH) has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD PLUS and Target: Stroke Honor Roll 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.
“Lovelace Westside Hospital is committed to improving patient outcomes by practicing the latest treatment guidelines,” said Derrick Jones, chief executive officer of LWSH. “We are proud to have received this recognition for our stroke program. The end goal is to ensure more people in our community can experience longer, healthier lives.”
According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the nation. A stroke occurs when a clot blocks a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain or it bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and accelerating recovery times.
To learn more about Lovelace Westside Hospital and its commitment to providing quality and compassionate care, please visit . To make an appointment with a Lovelace Medical Group provider, please call 505-727-2727 or schedule an appointment by clicking here .
New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group was given the Patriot Award by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for its efforts made to support citizen warriors through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. NMHI was nominated by one of its physical assistants, Howard Diaz, who said, "The physicians and staff at the Heart Institute and Lovelace have been exceptional during my recent deployment. They allowed me to continue my civilian benefits and compensated me for loss in pay. My return to civilian employment went smoothly without unnecessary delays.

Lovelace is turning 100 this year! And it’s time for a throwback.

This is what our flagship hospital, Lovelace Medical Center , looked like in 1955 and today. In 2007 Lovelace Medical Center moved from its original location on Gibson to where it is located now on Martin Luther King Drive in downtown Albuquerque.