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UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Department of Psychology recently received a two-year, $325,000 graduate psychology education grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. The grant will be used to prepare doctoral students in the clinical psychology program to deliver mental health services to older adults within… Continue Reading UCCS receives federal graduate student training grant

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AspenPointe CEO elected to national board

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AspenPointe CEO elected to national board

AspenPointe’s president and CEO has been elected to the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Board of Directors. The Colorado Springs-based health care system announced in a news release Monday that Dr. Mick Pattinson has joined the board, “which is charged with advancing the National Council’s mission to ensure access to mental health and addiction services.”… Continue Reading AspenPointe CEO elected to national board

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Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced a partnership with the Air Force Academy Athletics program to be the “Proud Orthopedic Partner for Air Force Athletics.” The year-long partnership kicks off with Penrose-St. Francis as the sponsor of the Air Force Academy football season opener. The Falcons will face Nicholls State University at the Air Force Academy… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis partners with AFA athletics

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Several years ago the Institute of Medicine, health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. health care: Many Americans get too much; at the same time, others get too little. And both groups have a good chance of receiving care that could injure or even kill them. That framework for… Continue Reading What happens when we get too much health care?

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Concierge medicine adding providers

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Concierge medicine adding providers

In the swirling current that is today’s health care industry, some Colorado Springs providers are going against the flow. Dr. Mark Tomasulo, owner of the soon-to-open PeakMed Direct Primary Care on the east side, and Flying Horse Medical Center owners Dr. Aaron Frasier and Ryen “Hitz” Hitzler have carved their own niche from a health… Continue Reading Concierge medicine adding providers

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St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

St. Francis Medical Center has been designated a Level III trauma center by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  The designation is effective Aug. 1. This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients. “Designation as a Level III trauma center allows SFMC to provide additional resources and… Continue Reading St. Francis receives Level III trauma designation

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Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs Aging Center was recently awarded three grants, totaling more than $500,000, from the Colorado Health Foundation, Caring for Colorado Foundation and the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments’ Area Agency on Aging. A two-year $372,708 Colorado Health Foundation grant and a $75,000 Caring for Colorado grant will support the center’s… Continue Reading Grants to UCCS Aging Center support elder care and caregivers

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First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

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First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new northern Colorado Springs facility Wednesday. The ER is First Choice Emergency Room’s third in Colorado Springs. The new Colorado Springs – North facility is at 13510 Meadowgrass Drive and is open around the clock. “Our entire team is pleased to be a part of this new facility and we… Continue Reading First Choice opens new Colorado Springs ER

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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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