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Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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Few people go to the hospital expecting their hospital stay to kill them. But sometimes it does. No one is sure of the precise number of people who die because of mistakes made in hospitals, but it’s not small. Every patient is potentially at risk. Even though hospitals don’t intentionally harm people in their care,… Continue Reading Hospital mistakes still kill too many

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Palmer Lake inn sold

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Palmer Lake inn sold

Advanced Recovery Systems, a behavioral health care management company based in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is in the final stages of purchasing the Inn at Palmer Divide in Palmer Lake. ARS treats people for substance abuse, alcoholism, addictions and eating disorders with related mental health treatment programs and centers. Allison Walsh, vice president of business development… Continue Reading Palmer Lake inn sold

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Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

Colorado would create a new grant program to help farmers produce healthy, nutritious foods for public school kids, under a bill sponsored by Rep. Faith Winter (D-Westminster), according to a news release distributed by Healthier Colorado. From 1–3 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 20, at the Mountain Song Community School, 2904 West Kiowa St., residents will build and… Continue Reading Healthier Colorado backs Farm to School bill in Colorado Springs

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Applications now accepted for Peak Vista’s nurse primary care fellowship

Peak Vista Community Health Centers is now accepting applications through midnight March 31 for the first cohort of fellows in its 12-month Advanced Practice Registered Nurse primary care fellowship, slated to begin September 2015. “I believe Advanced Practice Nurse fellowships will soon become the norm for these graduating professionals,” said Michael Welch, D.O., Peak Vista’s chief… Continue Reading Applications now accepted for Peak Vista’s nurse primary care fellowship

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical… Continue Reading Lane Center provides care, peace of mind

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Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced Jan. 20 that it received the 2015 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The distinction places Penrose-St. Francis in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated nationwide based solely on its outstanding clinical performance. “Today, consumers are… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis in top 5 percent of hospitals in nation

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Country Club of Colorado starts $3 million renovation

The Country Club of Colorado at Cheyenne Mountain Resort started a $3 million, six-month renovation and expansion “focused on elevating the member and guest experience through a series of new services and amenities,” according to a news release. The project includes a new, 5,000-square-foot resort spa that will feature Colorado-inspired health and wellness programs and… Continue Reading Country Club of Colorado starts $3 million renovation

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Great Clips raises $46,000 for Memorial’s NICU

Great Clips franchise owners Jane and Frank Evans of Colorado Springs have made philanthropy a stylish part of their business plan. Since 2006, when Great Clips’ corporate office announced its charity of choice would be Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Evanses have been proud supporters. “The annual CMN campaign allows everyone in our company, from managers… Continue Reading Great Clips raises $46,000 for Memorial’s NICU

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Teller County online medical directory now available

The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association’s new electronic, online version of the Teller County Medical Directory is live as of Jan. 1. It can be found at pprmc.org. The online directory includes Internet links to more than 30 area specialties and more than 100 Teller County medical professionals. Plus, viewers will find the “Top… Continue Reading Teller County online medical directory now available

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

Colorado will receive up to $65 million to implement and test health care payment and service delivery models that will improve health care quality and lower costs, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia M. Burwell announced. Colorado’s State Health Care Innovation Plan, entitled The Colorado Framework, creates a system of clinic-based and public health… Continue Reading HHS awards $65 million to Colorado

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