About Us

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center offers an exceptional continuum of cardiac services, from wellness programs, heart-healthy clinical dieticians and diagnostic testing to cardiovascular surgery and rehabilitation after a heart attack. We also offer emergency heart care, advanced surgical technology and comprehensive diagnostics – including 24/7 catheterization labs and vascular coverage. Our skilled cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists and support staff use state-of-the-art technology, offering treatment options for all types of heart and vascular conditions.

Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center is New Mexico’s only hospital dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular care, including the state’s only facility performing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implants and has been re-credentialed by DNV through 2026 as a Ventricular Assist Device Facility.

2023 Hospital Statistics

  • Number of employees: 180
  • Licensed beds: 55
  • Inpatient admissions: 3,326
  • Emergency Department visits: 5,623
  • Surgical cases: 759


  • Top Teaching Hospital Award 2020-2023 by The Leapfrog Group
  • Get with the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, 2022
  • Get with the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus with Target: Heart Failure, 2021-2022
  • American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, 2018
  • American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation
  • Chest Pain Center Accreditation by Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
  • American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Award
  • Hybrid room finalist for NAIOP Awards of Excellence
  • Accredited in Adult Echocardiography (ICAEL), Vascular Imaging (ICAVL) by IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission), 2021-2023
  • DNV Ventricular Assist Device Facility Credentialing Program, 2020-2026
  • Money – The Leapfrog Group, The Best Hospital in America, Teaching (Small), 2022
  • U.S. News & World Report, Chest Pain MI Registry Performance Achievement Award, 2021
GoldPlus4C 2022
GoldPlus4C 2021
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