Lovelace Women's Hospital


4705 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Lovelace Women’s Hospital is New Mexico’s first and only hospital dedicated to women’s health and features a 53-bed Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,24/7 emergency department, 16 labor and delivery rooms, 41-bed Mother-Baby unit, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine program for high-risk pregnancies. 8 Intensive Care Unit beds and 73 Medical Surgical beds. Lovelace Women’s Hospital’s offers a nationally accredited Breast Care Center providing the latest in 3D mammography and surgical procedures. Lovelace Women’s Hospital is also the first Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Robotic Surgery and Hernia Surgery in the state, offering the latest in minimally invasive surgery with less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery for many gynecological and urological procedures. With the latest surgical technology, our team of renowned general surgeons offer a variety of innovative services and programs:

  • Accredited as a Center of Excellence for Hernia Surgery through a world wide accrediting body. We have special expertise in robotic hernia surgery, including complex ventral hernia repair requiring abdominal wall re-construction
  • Center of Excellence for Robotic Surgery for over four years through a worldwide accrediting body
  • Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery
  • An Epicenter Site for minimally invasive daVinci™ Robotic Surgery, which offers surgery with less pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery for many general surgery, gynecological and urological procedures

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Beds in 2022: 53
  • Licensed beds in 2022: 120
  • Inpatient admissions in 2022: 28,210
  • Outpatient visits in 2022: 116,559
  • Emergency Department visits in 2022: 26,826
  • Births in 2022: 3,003
  • Surgical Cases in 2022: 6,505





  • International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC) Care Award, 2020
  • “A” grade from Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, 2019-2021
  • New Mexico Hospital Association Caring for Caregivers Award, 2021
  • Healthgrades 2020 Specialty Excellence Awards: Pulmonology Care Excellence, 2020; Patient Safety Excellence, 2018
  • New Mexico Hospital Association/American Hospital Association Quest for Excellence Award, 2019
  • American College of Surgeons, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, 2019
  • 2018 MOREOB Recognition Award for commitment and outstanding performance in the application of knowledge and teamwork through their involvement with the MOREOB ™ quality improvement program
  • Recognized as a Baby-Friendly® designated birth facility by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc., 2017
  • Awarded 4 Stars from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services for July 2017
  • Named a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, 2022
  • Named a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, 2016-2022
  • Named a Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation, 2017-2022
  • Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Breast Centers, 2015 - 2022
  • Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety, 2016 - 2019
  • Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, 2021-2022
  • Women’s Choice Award for America’s Best Mammogram Imaging Center, 2021-2022
  • Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare, 2008-2017, 2019
  • ACR Accreditation for Radiology
  • Breast Care Center Recertified by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers



Lovelace Women's Hospital's strategic plan includes a focus on Quality in order to achieve the best healthcare outcomes for our patients. One of the goals under this strategic plan is to reduce Hospital Acquired Infections including C-Diff, MRSA, SSI Abd Hyst, SSI Colon, CLABSI, and CAUTI. These goals are established year-over-year to achieve our ultimate goal of zero Hospital Acquired Infections.


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Tambra Bensch, CNM

Tambra Bensch, CNM
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Michael Blea, M.D., F.A.C.S
General Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Corrie Bubbico, CNM, MSN
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Kathleen Coco, CNM

Darcy Cooke, PA-C
Breast Care

Raelynn Currence, CNM

Raelynn Currence, CNM, PRN
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Rebecca Dworkin, CNM
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Patricia Heinz, CNM

Patricia Heinz , CNM
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Danielle Hoelter, CNM
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Aubrey Huerta, PA
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Elizabeth Ashley Jaffa, CNM, RN
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Mary Rose Korduner, CNM, MSN
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Mario Leyba, MD

Mario Leyba, M.D.
General Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Melynda Lopez, CNM

Melynda Lopez, CNM
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Alexandra Lusk, M.D.
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Amy Macleod, CNM, MSN
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Audra McKillip-Heard, MSN, CNM, RN

Mario Pardo-Friedman, M.D., FACOG, MAcc
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Calvin Ridgeway, MD

Calvin Ridgeway, M.D.
Breast Care

Regan Riley, D.O., MPH, FACOG
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Melissa Scott, CNM

Melissa Scott, DNP, CNM
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Jessie Simmon, M.D., MSc
Obstetrics, Gynecology

Sureyya Stone, CNM, MSN, BSN, BS

Joel Teicher, M.D.

Joel Teicher, M.D., FACOG
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Michelle Underwood, PA-C

Michelle Underwood, PA-C, MPAS
Gynecology, Obstetrics

Dhyana Velasco, M.D.
Obstetrics, Gynecology