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CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

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CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners announced Wednesday that it is in the process of acquiring Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group with more than 130 providers and 11 locations in the Pikes Peak region. A news release issued by the Fortune 500 company Wednesday gave little detail as to the terms of the acquisition, which it… Continue Reading CSHP to be sold to Denver-based DaVita

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Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott,… Continue Reading Venus Williams to keynote Peak Vista breakfast

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Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

Centura Health announced this week that 13 of its hospitals have been recognized by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics with its Stage 7 Award, making it the third largest health system nationally to have the most certified Stage 7 hospitals. Only 184 hospitals in the U.S. — approximately 3.2 percent — have completed all… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis recognized with HIMSS Stage 7 Award

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Diabetes center opens in new Summit Medical Clinic

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The Diabetes Community Center will have a grand opening from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the new Summit Medical Clinic building at 1380 E. Fillmore St. The Summit Medical Clinic is the new home of Dr. Pratheep Arora’s internal medicine and nephrology practice, Quest Diagnostics as well as the center. Arora’s practice includes preventive care, women’s… Continue Reading Diabetes center opens in new Summit Medical Clinic

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Three Centura Health hospitals — Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Porter Adventist Hospital and OrthoColorado Hospital — have been named to the 2014 top 125 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health care industry leaders. The hospitals and health systems featured on… Continue Reading Centura Health listed as having great orthopedic programs 

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City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

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Colorado Springs and the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) apparently have settled their multi-year dispute concerning the withdrawal of Memorial Health System from PERA. Wednesday afternoon, the Colorado Springs City Council met behind closed doors in executive session in a “special meeting” prior to a regularly scheduled meeting as the Utility Board. In attendance:… Continue Reading City, PERA appear close to announcing settlement

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Food Challenge begins today

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Food Challenge begins today

Several Colorado Springs leaders will start the Celebrity Council Food Assistance Challenge Monday. It’s one of several events taking place during Hunger Action Month. By accepting the Food Assistance Challenge, the persons commit to eating all their meals from a limited food budget comparable to someone receiving food stamps. The participants will share their experiences… Continue Reading Food Challenge begins today

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Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

Hospitals in states choosing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, including Colorado, reported sustained growth in Medicaid patient volumes during second-quarter 2014 — and three times the increase of emergency department visits than hospitals in non-expansion states in second-quarter 2014 compared to the same time last year, according to a new study from… Continue Reading Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

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Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

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Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

For the third time, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems awarded the Memorial Hospital transport system, Memorial Star Transport, a full three-year accreditation. The accreditation recognizes that Memorial Star Transport, a rotorwing and ground transport service, provides highly skilled flight nurse/paramedic and nurse/respiratory therapist teams to care for adult, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric… Continue Reading Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

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Marijuana: Same claims since the 1800s

Here’s how 19th century snake-oil purveyors advertised a remedy for whatever ails you: “Hasheesh Candy, The Eastern Gunjah of Enchantment, or Oriental Exhilarant and Nervine Compound. A pleasurable and harmless stimulant confectionized for Nervousness, Debility, Confusion of Thoughts, Loss of Appetite, Depression of Spirits, Nervous Headache, Chills and Fever, Impotence, Nervous Debility, Want of Vitality,… Continue Reading Marijuana: Same claims since the 1800s

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