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CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

The Colorado Springs Business Journal will recognize the city’s healthiest CEO, as well as businesses that encourage a healthy workforce, at a downtown gathering Sept. 25 at the Gold Room. The 6035 Lifestyle-Healthiest Employer Health Expo will start at 10 a.m. and be followed by the awards luncheon at noon. Last month, CSBJ asked for… Continue Reading CSBJ to honor firms’ fitness focus

First Choice Emergency Room opens in Fountain

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First Choice Emergency Room opens in Fountain

First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Fountain facility at 7 a.m. Friday. The emergency room is located at 7890 Fountain Mesa Road and is open 24-7. “We have a beautiful facility and are looking forward to delivering the highest quality emergency medical care to Fountain and the surrounding communities,” said Dr. Chad Davis, medical… Continue Reading First Choice Emergency Room opens in Fountain

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Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

Memorial Hospital surgeons and radiation oncologists recently performed the first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure in Southern Colorado, a treatment option now available in the region only at Memorial that will fundamentally improve the experiences of patients undergoing breast cancer therapy, according to a news release. Traditionally, breast cancer patients undergo lumpectomy, or removal of the… Continue Reading Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

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Concierge medical center open in Flying Horse

Flying Horse Medical Center, a concierge medicine and aesthetics facility in the heart of Flying Horse, will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony July 31. Retired Air Force veterans Ryen Hitzler and Dr. Aaron Fraser co-own the center, which had a soft opening last month. “[We] have worked tirelessly for over a year while… Continue Reading Concierge medical center open in Flying Horse

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Penrose opens new joint and spine center

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Penrose opens new joint and spine center

Penrose-St. Francis opened its new Total Joint and Spine Center at St. Francis Medical Center Tuesday. The new patient care area is located on the sixth floor of St. Francis Medical Center at 6001 E. Woodmen Rd. The Total Joint and Spine Center features 33 private rooms. It has service for hip, knee, shoulder replacement and… Continue Reading Penrose opens new joint and spine center

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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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IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

Todd Matthews is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2013 Man of the Year for Colorado Springs, after having raised more than $16,000 to help fund research. He currently serves as campus director at IntelliTec Medical Institute in Colorado Springs. He has nearly 30 years’ experience in private education. Before joining IntelliTec, he served as president… Continue Reading IntelliTec’s Matthews lives his dream to teach

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Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

Kaiser Permanente Colorado plans to expand services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. In the next few years, Kaiser Permanente will begin offering specialty services at its medical offices in Southern Colorado, while also opening its Briargate Medical Offices to all ages, instead of the current 55 and older age restriction. In addition, the… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

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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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