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Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

Memorial Hospital surgeons and radiation oncologists recently performed the first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure in Southern Colorado, a treatment option now available in the region only at Memorial that will fundamentally improve the experiences of patients undergoing breast cancer therapy, according to a news release. Traditionally, breast cancer patients undergo lumpectomy, or removal of the… Continue Reading Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

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BJ Scott, who has devoted 18 years of service to Peak Vista Community Health Centers in different capacities, announced Friday that she will retire on Dec. 31. Scott most recently has served as executive director of Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation, but she was Peak Vista’s president and CEO for the decade of 2001… Continue Reading BJ Scott to retire from Peak Vista at end of year

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Concierge medical center open in Flying Horse

Flying Horse Medical Center, a concierge medicine and aesthetics facility in the heart of Flying Horse, will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 31. Retired Air Force veterans Ryen Hitzler and Dr. Aaron Fraser co-own the center, which had a soft opening last month. “[We] have worked tirelessly for over a year while… Continue Reading Concierge medical center open in Flying Horse

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Penrose opens new joint and spine center

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Penrose opens new joint and spine center

Penrose-St. Francis opened its new Total Joint and Spine Center at St. Francis Medical Center Tuesday. The new patient care area is located on the sixth floor of St. Francis Medical Center at 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. The Total Joint and Spine Center features 33 private rooms. It has service for hip, knee, shoulder replacement and… Continue Reading Penrose opens new joint and spine center

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Kaiser announces second medical office in Springs

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, announced Monday that its second Colorado Springs medical office will be at 215 Parkside Drive. The Parkside Medical Offices will provide access to primary care, laboratory, pharmacy and routine medical imaging services under one roof. The Parkside Medical Offices will open to Kaiser Permanente members in… Continue Reading Kaiser announces second medical office in Springs

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Kaiser Permanente is unique in Southern Colorado in that we function as a health insurer and a health care provider. This integrated system allows us to provide our members with affordable, high-quality care. Patient care delivery is led by the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, a team of more than 1,000 physicians serving as the “Permanente”… Continue Reading Kaiser developing relationships with local physicians

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HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

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HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

Colorado Springs’ HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital has played a quiet role in bolstering the community’s well-being for more than two decades. The hospital recently achieved the Oncology Rehab Partners’ STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Certification in order to provide therapy to cancer patients, and expanded its footprint this week by adding oncology rehabilitation to its… Continue Reading HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

Colette Martin started school at Fremont Elementary in Colorado Springs District 11 and graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Now 43, Martin earned a degree in English from Colorado State University before earning her MBA from the University of Colorado. Various jobs, some at Memorial Hospital and the University of Colorado Health System, have… Continue Reading Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Penrose expansion, renovation near completion

Three expansion and renovation projects totaling $44 million will be completed this summer at Penrose Hospital, including a new hybrid operating room, an orthopedics center and an expanded cancer center. “Part of our vision is to serve the community on a larger scale,” said Margaret Sabin, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “We felt the… Continue Reading Penrose expansion, renovation near completion

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Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

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Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

Irene Dollar was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2013. The cancer soon spread to the Ordway resident’s lymph nodes in her left armpit. It was then that Dollar’s physician, Dr. Laura Pomerenke at Memorial Hospital, approached her with the possibility of participating in a clinical trial. “They mentioned that they were going to try… Continue Reading Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

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