Lovelace Silver Lining Newsletter June 2021

Lovelace Silver Elite Online presents

Imaging As We Age: A Radiology Perspective

Presented by Terry W. Anderson RT(R)(CT) ARRT, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Lovelace Westside Hospital. Learn more about common radiology procedures, such as mammography, bone density testing, CT scans, MRI, fluoroscopy and nuclear stress tests for your heart. We can see how disease processes and aging affect our health.

Lovelace offers a wide range of radiology services at seven convenient locations. We gladly accept most major insurance plans. Same-day, next-day and weekend appointments are available for many radiology services. Call 505.727.8966 in Albuquerque or 575.625.3371 in Roswell.

Learn more about Lovelace Radiology here.

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Volunteers welcomed back to Lovelace hospitals

In order to protect the health and safety of our Lovelace Health System volunteers, we paused our Volunteer Program in March of 2020 at the very beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. We considered allowing volunteers to return last fall and then the second surge of COVID-19 hit delaying their return.

There has been great care, concern and planning in coordinating the return of our volunteers. We are pleased to announce that as of Monday, June 7, we will be allowing volunteers back into all of our Lovelace hospitals.  

Groups of five volunteers on a scheduled basis will be welcomed back after undergoing a re-orientation of the standard hospital policy and HIPAA requirements and specialized training relative to COVID-19 policies, procedures and precautions. The COVID-19 training has all been reviewed and approved by Ardent Corporate Risk, Legal and Regulatory, as well as Division Chief Medical Office, Dr. Vesta Sandoval. Volunteers will be required to complete the screening app each day they volunteer.

We appreciate your patience during the hiatus of our volunteers and we welcome them back with open arms.

Nominate a nurse for the 2021 New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards

Since 2005, the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence has had the honor of hosting the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards. This annual awards ceremony recognizes excellence in nursing practice and honors nurses for the contributions they make to their organizations, communities, and to our state. 

This is a great time to begin thinking of a nurse to nominate for the NEA. So many have gone above and beyond for our patients. To learn more, or to nominate a nurse you know, click here .

Paul G. Meade, M.D., board-certified colorectal surgeon

Dr. Meade graduated with his bachelor of science in biology from Boston College. He earned his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He then completed his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at Creighton University Medical Center. Dr. Meade is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons. Dr. Meade provides surgical care for a wide range of colon conditions:

  • Common and complex inflammatory or malignant conditions of the colon, rectum and anus, which include colon, rectal and anal cancer, diverticulitis and any inflammatory complications of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.
  • Disorders of functional and chronic constipation, including colonic inertia and obstructed defecation.
  • Evaluate and treat all anorectal pathology to include rectal prolapse, perineal malignancies symptomatic hemorrhoids, anal fissure, anal canal dysplasia and fecal incontinence.

To schedule an appointment, call 727.2727.

Healthgrades bestowed their 2021 Patient Safety™ Excellence Award to Lovelace Westside Hospita l

Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience. The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021) recognizes the top hospitals in the for providing excellence in patient safety by preventing infections, medical errors, and other preventable complications Lovelace Westside Hospital was one of only two New Mexico hospitals to earn this award in 2021.

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