New women’s health center opens

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Lovelace Westside Hospital is celebrating its three-year anniversary of its birthing center by adding another center.

On Tuesday, they had the ribbon cutting for the new women’s health services center.

The new center will provide a vast array of women’s services including annual exams, prenatal care, pregnancy testing and minor surgeries.

In the last year alone, the Westside birthing center has delivered 3,200 babies, proving there is a big need in the area for women’s services.

“I think one of the things we always remark about, especially in obstetric services, it’s supposed to feel like you’re home and it really does feel like your home. So, we do provide high intensity care, however, in a very comfortable environment, both here and in our environment,” said Abraham Lichtmacher, chief of women’s services.

The hospital is at Golf Course Road and McMahon.

The goal is to provide women same-day or next-day appointments, something that is hard to come by on the Westside which has a big population and not enough doctors to go around. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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