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Kaiser announces second medical office in Springs

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, announced Monday that its second Colorado Springs medical office will be at 215 Parkside Drive. The Parkside Medical Offices will provide access to primary care, laboratory, pharmacy and routine medical imaging services under one roof. The Parkside Medical Offices will open to Kaiser Permanente members in… Continue Reading Kaiser announces second medical office in Springs

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Kaiser Permanente is unique in Southern Colorado in that we function as a health insurer and a health care provider. This integrated system allows us to provide our members with affordable, high-quality care. Patient care delivery is led by the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, a team of more than 1,000 physicians serving as the “Permanente”… Continue Reading Kaiser developing relationships with local physicians

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HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

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HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

Colorado Springs’ HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital has played a quiet role in bolstering the community’s well-being for more than two decades. The hospital recently achieved the Oncology Rehab Partners’ STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Certification in order to provide therapy to cancer patients, and expanded its footprint this week by adding oncology rehabilitation to its… Continue Reading HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

Colette Martin started school at Fremont Elementary in Colorado Springs District 11 and graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Now 43, Martin earned a degree in English from Colorado State University before earning her MBA from the University of Colorado. Various jobs, some at Memorial Hospital and the University of Colorado Health System, have… Continue Reading Martin ascends the ranks to Memorial COO

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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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