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UCCS College of Business adopts management principles

The College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has committed to adhere to the Principles for Responsible Management Education.

The principles provide a framework for academic institutions to advance the broader cause of corporate social responsibility and incorporate universal values into curricula and research.

PPRTA needs at-large member

The Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority Board of Directors is seeking a volunteer to serve as an at-large representative for its Citizen Advisory Committee.

The committee provides recommendations to the PPRTA board of directors concerning budgets, contracts and project implementation. Members must live in Colorado Springs, unincorporated El Paso County, Manitou Springs, Green Mountain Falls or Ramah, and must be able to attend monthly meetings at 1:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

The deadline to apply is June 22.

For more information, visit www.ppacg.org.

ACEC/CO selects board officers

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado has selected board officers for 2009-10.

Robert Refvem of Felsburg Holt & Ullevig will serve as president.

William Hoffman of CTL/Thompson is vice president and Eric Young of EMC Engineers Inc. is secretary/treasurer.

Penrose-St. Francis gets nod for cardiac care

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has been named a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.

Two other Centura Health facilities, Porter Adventist and St. Anthony Central Hospitals in Denver were the only hospitals in Colorado to receive the quality designation.

Blue Distinction Centers must meet stringent clinical criteria developed in collaboration with expert clinicians and leading professional organizations, including the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Selection criteria include:

Full accreditation by The Joint Commission or Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program.

Provides a full range of cardiac services including but not limited to in-patient care for acute myocardial infarction and heart failure.

24/7 in-house availability of appropriate medical response teams with one of the primary team members required to be an in-house Advanced Cardiac Life support certified physician .

Performs a required number of cardiac interventional and surgical procedures (including coronary artery bypass graft surgery and/or valve surgery).

Formal, continuous quality improvement programs for cardiac services.

The full list of selection criteria is available at www.BCBS.com.