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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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Penrose-St. Francis achieves top Healthgrades honor

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has achieved the Healthgrades 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The recognition distinguishes Penrose-St. Francis as a top-performing hospital in women’s health. Penrose-St. Francis is one of 178 hospitals recognized nationally for their outcomes for care provided to women for… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis achieves top Healthgrades honor

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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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