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By Dr. Richard Spurlock Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated, coordinated patient care

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

Caregivers may experience compassion fatigue when they are continually exposed to traumatic injuries, often seen during war, and also inside hospital emergency rooms. Memorial Hospital Nurse Kathleen Flarity also works as a commissioned colonel in the Air Force Reserves. She has studied compassion fatigue since being deployed to Afghanistan. “I just finished 33 years in… Continue Reading Compassion fatigue has impact in ERs as well

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When people fall in an emergency room, any medical treatment as a result of the fall is paid for by the hospital. Historically, there’s been no assessment tool to ascertain the risk level of falling in emergency departments — until Dr. Kathleen Flarity created one for Memorial Hospital. “There was nothing in the United States… Continue Reading Memorial staffer first in nation to study ER falls

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Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

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Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of health services, overseeing six departments. Before… Continue Reading Jill Law embraces her task at EPC Public Health

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Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 23, 42,771 Coloradans signed up for private health insurance that takes effect January 1, according to a news release from Connect for Health Colorado. Monday was a record day for shopping volume, with 5,354 Coloradans signing up. Connect for Health Colorado will continue to help people who complete the sign-up… Continue Reading 42,771 Coloradans sign up for health insurance

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Peak Vista announces residency program

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Rocky Vista University (RVU), in collaboration with the members of Community Health Partnership (CHP), announce the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. “There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians exacerbated by an increasing demand for primary care in… Continue Reading Peak Vista announces residency program

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

Individuals and employers alike are navigating a complex health care system these days. In Colorado Springs, Kaiser Permanente is working to address this complexity head-on as it incorporates technology, evidence-based research and collaborative care teams to provide high-quality, coordinated patient care. Kaiser Permanente is unique in that it is both an insurance company and a… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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CSFD signs contract with AMR

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CSFD signs contract with AMR

The City of Colorado Springs signed a contract with American Medical Response Tuesday. The five-year contract will go into effect April 1. The goal, according to a city press release, is to enhance ambulance services to residents within the city and enclaves of unincorporated areas within the city. With headquarters in Colorado, AMR is the current… Continue Reading CSFD signs contract with AMR

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AspenPointe a finalist for award, statewide recognition

A Colorado Springs health network is one of three finalists for statewide recognition by the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts. The committee announced Thursday that mental and behavioral health services provider AspenPointe is one of 15 finalists competing for five different Business for the Arts Awards. AspenPointe is nominated for the Impact Award along… Continue Reading AspenPointe a finalist for award, statewide recognition

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Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

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Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

Denver metropolitan affiliate and Aspen affiliate, two Colorado-based affiliates of Susan G. Komen have agreed to merge, representatives said in a news release this week. The two affiliates, each with strong reputations as local resources and one of the largest medical grant-making organizations in their service area, are merging to ensure continued Komen presence to… Continue Reading Aspen, Denver Susan G. Komen affiliates merge

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