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Health systems plan Memorial expansion

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Health systems plan Memorial expansion

The University of Colorado Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado have announced plans to expand their services throughout the Colorado Springs area, which may include construction of new facilities. In a news release Friday, the partners said that they are “exploring building a new free-standing children’s hospital adjacent to Memorial Hospital North” in addition to expansion… Continue Reading Health systems plan Memorial expansion

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Colorado receives $58.5 million bonus

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Colorado receives $58.5 million bonus

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced the state received a $58.5 million Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act performance bonus from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This marks the fourth consecutive year Colorado has earned CMS recognition for ongoing efforts to identify and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and… Continue Reading Colorado receives $58.5 million bonus

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Year in review: Health care

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Hospitals receive kudos Like many other comparable, ambitious hospitals, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services earns its fair share of national and state-level recognition. But some of those honors mean more, and that’s the case now as Penrose-St. Francis has been named one of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the nation by Truven Health Analytics. “It’s… Continue Reading Year in review: Health care

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By Dr. Robert J. Hoyer Few words evoke as much dread or fear as “cancer.” New research and cutting-edge care are redefining what a cancer diagnosis means. Cancer specialists now have more options in customizing a person’s care than ever before. While cancer is never a diagnosis anyone wants to receive, these medical advances are… Continue Reading Working to end cancer, aided by technology, screening

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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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