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Kaiser to open new health care center

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Kaiser to open new health care center

Kaiser Permanente will open the doors to its new specialty center in Lone Tree Dec. 2. This is the largest construction project in Colorado in nearly a decade. Since 2010, Kaiser membership statewide has grown 10.5 percent to more than 540,000, including 128,000 members from the South Metro Denver area. The health plan opened new… Continue Reading Kaiser to open new health care center

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Employers have options for ACA

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For employers who like to delay the inevitable, there’s some hope. Compliance with Affordable Care Act mandates has a few options to postpone one’s fate. Between 2014 and 2015 lurk dramatic differences in mandates. Starting on the first day of 2015, companies with 50 or more full-time-equivalent employees must offer health insurance coverage with essential… Continue Reading Employers have options for ACA

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Rural Health Center receives $416,000 grant from Kaiser

In an era of tumultuous moments in health care, one entity in the state has cause to rejoice. The Colorado Rural Health Center received a three-year, $416,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente Colorado, which will help many rural health clinics improve overall quality and consistency of care provided. The grant will provide assistance to 19 rural… Continue Reading Rural Health Center receives $416,000 grant from Kaiser

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs has received a grant of $758,333 from the U.S. Health and Human Services, the federal agency announced Thursday. The money will be used at Peak Vista’s North Academy Boulevard location “and will enable us to fund several more providers and six support staff,” said Communications Director Randy… Continue Reading Peak Vista awarded $758,333 federal grant for local services

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado ranked top in the nation for best performance in prevention and health promotion, according to a new survey of employers released by the nonprofit National Business Coalition on Health. “At Kaiser Permanente, prevention is in our DNA,” said Eric Harker, MD, medical director for prevention services. “Eating right, exercising regularly, staying up… Continue Reading Kaiser rated top nationally for prevention, health promotion

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Make the most of your health insurance choices

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People throughout Colorado are facing or preparing for open enrollment, when most Americans select or switch their health insurance plan for the next year. In Colorado, employees are reviewing and selecting their benefits package for 2014. In many cases, consumers who spend time reviewing their options can find ways to save money on their health… Continue Reading Make the most of your health insurance choices

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NerdWallet.com listed Colorado Springs’ Memorial Hospital as the fourth most affordable hospital in Colorado, and Penrose-St. Francis as the eighth most affordable in the state. Memorial, affiliated with the University of Colorado Health, was designated a top 100 cardiovascular hospital by Thomson Reuters in 2007 and was one of 225 hospitals in the country that received… Continue Reading Springs hospitals among the least expensive in the state

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Study: Peak Vista has hefty local impact

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers contributed $75.3 million to the local economy in 2011, according to a state study released recently. Statewide, community health care centers produced $735 million in activity, including $396 million in operating expenses, the study showed. Statewide, 18 centers operate much like Peak Vista. The state study looked at operating activity… Continue Reading Study: Peak Vista has hefty local impact

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Kaiser launches weekly podcast

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Kaiser Permanente Colorado launched a new weekly podcast called Total Health Radio on Wednesday. Total Health Radio is Kaiser Permanente’s first national venture into the world of podcasting. 

The podcast series, recorded and produced in Colorado, will cover a wide range of topics — especially women’s and family health — with the help of local… Continue Reading Kaiser launches weekly podcast

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New idea shifts medical care

Everybody’s been there — sitting in an emergency room or urgent care clinic for tedious hour after tedious hour, listening to crying children, coughing patients and trying not to touch anything for fear of germs. It’s a scene that’s replayed around the nation, 1.2 billion times a year, and it’s only going to get worse… Continue Reading New idea shifts medical care

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