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Pikes Peak Regional Hospital beats recession

WOODLAND PARK — While much of Teller County still shakes off the effects of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the area’s health care industry, anchored by the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, has proven thus far to be recession-proof. The 15-bed hospital opened its doors in October 2007, a year before the economy… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Regional Hospital beats recession

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Multi-year initiative with Colorado hospitals reduces health care costs by millions

A two-year, federally-funded quality improvement project — led by the Colorado Hospital Association and implemented at 55 Colorado hospitals — has resulted in more than $8.4 million in reduced health care costs and 916 fewer episodes of patient harm or readmission. The Partnership for Patients campaign, a public-private partnership of the Centers for Medicare &… Continue Reading Multi-year initiative with Colorado hospitals reduces health care costs by millions

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First Choice opens second Springs location

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First Choice opens second Springs location

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Woodmen center last week. The emergency room is First Choice Emergency Room’s 33rd center and the second in Colorado Springs. The new emergency room is located at 3790 E. Woodmen Road and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We have an experienced medical team committed… Continue Reading First Choice opens second Springs location

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CSHP brings wellness to the workplace

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CSHP brings wellness to the workplace

Colorado Springs Health Partners is bringing together work and wellness in accessible, if not unique ways. CSHP currently offers customized services to employers in the Pikes Peak Region to address issues within the areas of occupational medicine, corporate employee and executive wellness. “CSHP several years ago revived its occupational medicine program,” said Lynne Jones, director… Continue Reading CSHP brings wellness to the workplace

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Peak Vista’s new health center at Fountain will open for patients May 30. The 14,000-square-foot facility, located at 350 Lyckman Drive, will replace Peak Vista’s longtime location in the Lorraine Center. The new, state-of-the-art health center will provide greatly expanded family primary care medical and dental services, behavioral health services, care coordination and enrollment services.… Continue Reading Peak Community Health Centers moves to new Fountain location

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Merger spreads Peak Vista’s reach

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Merger spreads Peak Vista’s reach

Peak Vista Community Health Centers officially merged with Plains Medical Center on May 1, a move Peak Vista President and CEO Pamela McManus called “strategic.” In the nonprofit merger, Peak Vista’s 16 locations combined resources and governorship with four rural health centers in Limon, Flagler, Strasburg and Kiowa. Peak Vista is and, before the merger,… Continue Reading Merger spreads Peak Vista’s reach

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Peak Vista, Plains Medical Center complete merger

Peak Vista Community Health Centers has finalized a merger with Plains Medical Center (PMC), a fellow community health center that serves the east central region of Colorado. Peak Vista and PMC announced the merger in early December. “There are many complicated details involved in merging two effective organizations,” said Pam McManus, Peak Vista’s president and… Continue Reading Peak Vista, Plains Medical Center complete merger

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Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

The second curve is the future — and the future is now. Centura Health’s first Colorado Health Neighborhood in El Paso County is slated to open this fall on Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument and, according to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services senior vice president Jamie Smith, it is a model that could pave the way… Continue Reading Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

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UCHealth selects new CEO

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UCHealth selects new CEO

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) named Elizabeth (Liz) B. Concordia president and CEO beginning Sept. 2. Concordia comes to UCHealth from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where she served as the executive vice president and the president of UPMC’s hospital and community services division. In her roles there, Concordia has been instrumental in developing… Continue Reading UCHealth selects new CEO

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Health fair this weekend, next

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Health fair this weekend, next

Two upcoming health fairs stand to help hundreds of people in Manitou Springs and the Tri-Lakes area at Monument. The Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. There, a 31-component blood analysis will be available for $30, and a… Continue Reading Health fair this weekend, next

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