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Tissue Fusion plans to market UCCS laser device

Tissue Fusion plans to market UCCS laser device

  A laser tissue fusion device–that will make surgeries faster, simpler and reduce side effects–has moved closer to production with a license agreement between Tissue Fusion LLC and the University of Colorado Technology Transfer Office. Tissue Fusion President and mechanical and aerospace engineer Michael Larson (also El Pomar Endowed Chair of Engineering and Innovation at UCCS),… Continue Reading Tissue Fusion plans to market UCCS laser device

Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

The so-called senior tsunami, named because of the large number of aging Baby Boomers, is headed our way. Several Colorado Springs community leaders passionate about the aging population are working now to ameliorate the impact. People want to age in place, said one of those leaders, Beth Roalstad, executive director of the Innovations in Aging… Continue Reading Senior tsunami: Aging in place requires transportation solutions

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Penrose, RTA, GE Johnson earn Vista award for design

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, RTA Architects and GE Johnson Construction Company received the American Society of Healthcare Engineering 2014 Vista Award for the team’s renovation of the emergency department at Penrose Hospital. The Vista award will be presented in March at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction. The award… Continue Reading Penrose, RTA, GE Johnson earn Vista award for design

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Penrose’s hybrid OR will help surgeons

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Penrose’s hybrid OR will help surgeons

Using millions of dollars donated by El Pomar Foundation and the Colorado Springs community, Penrose Hospital has commenced building a hybrid operating room. Set to be functional in the spring, the $5.7 million OR combines different elements of surgical procedures, said cardiovascular surgeon Dr. John Mehall. The hybrid operating room will allow surgeons to complete… Continue Reading Penrose’s hybrid OR will help surgeons

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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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Health care growth expected locally in ’14

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Leaders of the health care industry in Colorado Springs foresee great growth ahead, according to conversations with representatives of Penrose-St. Francis Hospital, Memorial Health Systems and Peak Vista Community Health Centers. Peak Vista Some of the growth was announced late in 2013, including the merger between Peak Vista and Plains Medical Center. This merger will… Continue Reading Health care growth expected locally in ’14

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Budget deal to cut $90 million in state Medicare payments

The Bipartisan Budget Act passed by Congress in early December could result in an estimated $90-million reduction in Medicare payments for the state. According to a news release by the Colorado Hospital Association, the budget deal will also extend Medicare cuts until 2023. “This marks the latest in a series of unexpected cuts mandated by… Continue Reading Budget deal to cut $90 million in state Medicare payments

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Dope division preps for change in bud biz

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Dope division preps for change in bud biz

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced Tuesday that its Marijuana Enforcement Division is working with industry partners to ensure a smooth Jan. 1 rollout of the state’s retail bud business. A key element to the success of the transition, according to the news release, is the use of a Marijuana Inventory Tracking System for both… Continue Reading Dope division preps for change in bud biz

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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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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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 insurance company and a… Continue Reading Kaiser offers integrated coordinated patient care

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