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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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Kaiser wins Corporation of the Year award

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Kaiser Permanente received the Corporation of the Year award from the Rocky Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council last week. The award recognizes the corporation or government agency that has shown a commitment to minority business development, and was nominated by one of the council’s certified minority businesses. “Kaiser Permanente is pleased to receive this award… Continue Reading Kaiser wins Corporation of the Year award

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Consumers should ignore a cancellation letter from Humana, sent in error the last week in August. According to Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar, the company sent the letter to 3,400 Colorado policy holders. The letter incorrectly states that customers must choose to renew their health insurance with Humana by September 28, 2013, or their insurance… Continue Reading Humana sends incorrect cancellation letter to policy holders

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More than 79,000 people visited the Connect for Health Colorado website in the first day of the health care exchange offering insurance plans, and more than 3,700 people called into the customer service lines. The new exchanges, created in Colorado by Senate Bill 200, expected a busy day. The group created 5,500 new accounts, said… Continue Reading Thousands of Coloradans go to exchange website during opening day

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Memorial accredited in heart health

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Memorial Hospital achieved national accreditation in preventing and treating heart attacks, the leading cause of death in the U.S., by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The Society awarded Memorial full Percutaneous Coronary Intervention accreditation. Hospitals with this accreditation have implemented protocols and procedures that lead to faster, better care for patients experiencing heart attacks… Continue Reading Memorial accredited in heart health

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