Home » 2013 (Page 4)

By Dr. Richard Spurlock Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated, coordinated patient care

Continue reading …

AFA to appear at bowl games

Comments Off
AFA to appear at bowl games

An Air Force Academy team will take the field at two bowl games during this college bowl season. Cadets from the Air Force Academy’s Wings of Blue parachute demonstration and competition team are giving up their holiday break to dive into the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Saturday, and the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3.… Continue Reading AFA to appear at bowl games

Continue reading …

The Colorado Press Association recently announced that the Colorado Springs Business Journal has won 16 awards in the organization’s 2013 Colorado Better Newspaper Contest. The awards are as follows — although 1st, 2nd and 3rd place designations have not yet been announced: Amy Gillentine Best agriculture story for “Industrial hemp could jumpstart economy” Best health… Continue Reading CSBJ wins 16 awards in state contest

Continue reading …

Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Comments Off
Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Caregivers may experience compassion fatigue when they are continually exposed to traumatic injuries, often seen during war, and also inside hospital emergency rooms. Memorial Hospital Nurse Kathleen Flarity also works as a commissioned colonel in the Air Force Reserves. She has studied compassion fatigue since being deployed to Afghanistan. “I just finished 33 years in… Continue Reading Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Continue reading …

When people fall in an emergency room, any medical treatment as a result of the fall is paid for by the hospital. Historically, there’s been no assessment tool to ascertain the risk level of falling in emergency departments — until Dr. Kathleen Flarity created one for Memorial Hospital. “There was nothing in the United States… Continue Reading Memorial staffer first in nation to study ER falls

Continue reading …

Youth Corps contributes to fire mitigation

Comments Off

The Mile High Youth Corps – Colorado Springs responded to the Waldo Canyon and Black Forest fires as well as the subsequent flooding. The Corps during the summer and fall conducted 23 weeks of restoration and flood mitigation efforts in the burn areas, according to a news release. For the past four years, the Corps… Continue Reading Youth Corps contributes to fire mitigation

Continue reading …

Twelve Days of Christmas, Colorado Springs style

Comments Off

At the mischievous suggestion of a certain elected official, who must remain anonymous, here’s a new version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. It’s a joint effort, meant to summarize a year of Council/Mayor interactions…don’t take it too seriously! Just for comparison, here’s the original (as written in 1780): On the twelfth day of Christmas,… Continue Reading Twelve Days of Christmas, Colorado Springs style

Continue reading …

Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Comments Off
Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of health services, overseeing six departments. Before… Continue Reading Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Continue reading …

Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 23, 42,771 Coloradans signed up for private health insurance that takes effect January 1, according to a news release from Connect for Health Colorado. Monday was a record day for shopping volume, with 5,354 Coloradans signing up. Connect for Health Colorado will continue to help people who complete the sign-up… Continue Reading 42,771 Coloradans sign up for health insurance

Continue reading …

Peak Vista announces residency program

Comments Off

Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Rocky Vista University (RVU), in collaboration with the members of Community Health Partnership (CHP), announce the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. “There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians exacerbated by an increasing demand for primary care in… Continue Reading Peak Vista announces residency program

Continue reading …