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Year in review: Health care

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Hospitals receive kudos Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s… Continue Reading Year in review: Health care

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Year in review: Legal matters

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September 3 Court: Argent, Friese borrowed $12 million … then didn’t pay it back Former Colorado Springs banker and resident Chad Friese and his firm, The Argent Company, borrowed nearly $12 million from dozens of individuals and their retirement accounts, but did not pay it back, according to court documents. A civil lawsuit filed in… Continue Reading Year in review: Legal matters

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Year in review: Real estate

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August 27 Flying off the shelves If someone put a home on the market in Colorado Springs, chances are good it sold within two months. As of the end of June, single-family homes spent an average of 62 days on the market, the lowest number since June 2006, when the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors… Continue Reading Year in review: Real estate

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Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

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Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

Businesses change, merge, move Some businesses in downtown Colorado Springs experienced ups and downs this year. Businesses closed their doors, expanded, at least one signed a one-year lease, and others merged. “We’re always disappointed to see any business leave downtown,” said Laurel Prud’homme, director of communications for the Downtown Partnership, after Bruegger’s Bagels, 132 N.… Continue Reading Year in review: Downtown Colorado Springs

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

The newest hamburger shop in town doesn’t serve fast food. At Jake’s Wayback Burgers, you’ll have to wait patiently for your hamburgers and shakes. When your order is ready, there’s no calling your name. And there’s no calling a number. They remember you from when you ordered, and they’ll bring your food to you. From… Continue Reading Jake’s takes you way back, and that’s good

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AFA to appear at bowl games

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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

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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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

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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

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Youth Corps contributes to fire mitigation

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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

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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

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