Silver Elite | Dessert with a Doc | New providers

July 2019

Lovelace Medical Center nurses recognized
as Albuquerque The Magazine’s Top Notch Nurses  

Congratulations to Paul Peterson, interventional radiology, and Jennifer Artiaga, intensive care unit, on being recognized by Albuquerque the Magazine as Top Notch Nurses.

See below to learn more about Paul and Jennifer and why Lovelace Medical Center is so lucky to have them on their team!

Dessert with a Doc

July 27

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Lovelace Women’s Hospital’s Dessert with a Doc, a women’s wellness event, will feature table chats with health care providers, health and wellness vendors, door prizes, giveaways and desserts!

Where: National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th St SW

RSVP: Call 898.3030 or

Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital and UNM School of Medicine
launch special residency program

The University of New Mexico (UNM) School of Medicine is expanding its capacity to meet patient needs with the launch of a new residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, based at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital.

“We’ve been working on this for about two years,” said division chief W. Evan Rivers, MD, associate professor in the Department of Neurology. Ten candidates for the four-year residency have been selected from a pool of 90 applicants.

Come July 1, five newly graduated medical students will start their internship year, followed by three years of residency, Rivers said. At the same time, a second cohort of five who have already completed their internships elsewhere will commence their three-year residency stint.

“Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to partner with the UNM School of Medicine on such a unique program to train future physiatrists,” said Derrick Jones, CEO at Lovelace UNM Rehabilitation Hospital. “This is not only a great opportunity for physical medicine and rehabilitation residents to train at our hospital, but it’s also a great way to attract and maintain very specialized health care providers right here in our community. The partnership between Lovelace and UNM is a cornerstone example of collaboration.”


Linda Baker, FNP
joins Lovelace Medical Group


Linda Baker, FNP, is a certified family nurse practitioner with over 20 years’ experience responsible for evaluation, diagnoses and treatment of a wide variety of medical disorders for all ages.

Linda received her MSN in Nursing from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville, TN. She is located at our Westside location.

To schedule an appointment, call 727-2727.

New Mexico Heart Institute/Lovelace Medical Group welcomes
Dr. Enoch Agunanne, Cardiologist

Enoch Agunanne, MD, MPH, PhD is a board certified cardiologist, with over 27 years of experience as a physician. 

Dr. Enoch Agunanne has multiple Board Certifications in Cardiovascular diseases by American Board of Internal Medicine; Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography by National Board of Echocardiography; Nuclear Cardiology by Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology; Internal Medicine by American Board of Internal Medicine.


Dr. Agunanne’s areas of interest/practice include invasive and non-invasive cardiology, general cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Echocardiography, Preventive Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology.

Dr. Agunanne received his M.B.B.S. (MD) from the University Of Nigeria College Of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine from State University of New York Downstate Affiliate Hospital, New York.

Dr. Agunanne continued his education by receiving his Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Walden University School of Public Health in Minnesota, where he graduated with highest GPA of 4 out of 4.

He then proceeded to complete a fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Cardiology at Texas Heart Institute in St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and did his Cardiology Fellowship at Texas Tech University. Earlier in his career, he had done OB/GYN residency training in Kwazulu Natal Hospitals in South Africa.

Dr. Enoch Agunanne has received numerous Honors/Awards, including a Seed Grant Research Award by the America Medical Association (AMA) Foundation, 2014. His extra-curricular activities include Theology, Philanthropic/Charitable community activities, Community development. In this line, he had received his PhD in Theology from North Carolina College of Theology. To schedule an appointment, call 841.1000.

Roswell Silver Elite

Maria Elena Atencio, manager of the Cardiopulmonology/STEMI program at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, presented the Resuscitation Rangers at our July Silver Elite seminar.

Our members learned how to recognize early heart attack symptoms and how they differ in males, females, diabetics and the elderly. Maria and her Resuscitation Rangers taught the group how to perform hands-only CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

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