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HealthSouth adds oncology rehab

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

Peak Vista celebrates Fountain center

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Peak Vista celebrates Fountain center

FOUNTAIN — Peak Vista Community Health Centers has expanded to the south in El Paso County, building a $5 million, 14,000-square-foot clinic in Fountain. The clinic offers primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to people of all ages. The clinic opened May 30, and its ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony takes place Saturday.… Continue Reading Peak Vista celebrates Fountain center

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Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

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Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

In the rapidly evolving space of online self-service, the ever-more-sophisticated consumer continues to demand a well-developed product. Health care providers are more often requiring their patients to use online tools to help them better understand their health and to make them take greater ownership of their own health and lifestyle. Enter CodeBaby, an online animated… Continue Reading Meet Jill, CSHP’s newest ‘employee’

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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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St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

  Hospitals in El Paso County are asking for heightened designation for their emergency trauma departments. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has asked the Colorado Department of Health to designate the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard as a Level III trauma center. Now at Level II designation, both Penrose and Memorial… Continue Reading St. Francis applies for Level III trauma designation

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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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‘Make the call, don’t miss a beat!’

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‘Make the call, don’t miss a beat!’

Pager and text message alerts beep and buzz in unison across the Penrose Hospital campus. “STEMI ALERT TO PH ER (10 MIN OUT) 59 YR MALE,” reads the message. With efficiency patterned after race-car pit crews, the medical team springs into action. A 59-year-old man is experiencing a “STEMI” — the most dangerous and time-sensitive… Continue Reading ‘Make the call, don’t miss a beat!’

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Working to end cancer, aided by technology and screening

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 and screening

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