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awarded an A in hospital safety

St. Francis 
awarded an A in hospital safety

Designed to rate how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections, the latest Hospital Safety Score honored St. Francis Medical Center with an A — its top grade in patient safety. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by… Continue Reading St. Francis 
awarded an A in hospital safety

Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

The second curve is the future — and the future is now. Centura Health’s first Colorado Health Neighborhood in El Paso County is slated to open this fall on Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument and, according to Penrose-St. Francis Health Services senior vice president Jamie Smith, it is a model that could pave the way… Continue Reading Wellness the goal of Centura, YMCA with collaboration

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Spectranetics provides on-site employee health care

Two Colorado companies, Spectranetics Corp. and Paladina Health, teamed up to offer health clinics for Spectranetics employees in Colorado Springs. Spectranetics has more than 325 employees at its InterQuest Business Park headquarters. The clinics will become a part of the company’s wellness package. Paladina Health has Denver headquarters. The plan involves giving employees round-the-clock access… Continue Reading Spectranetics provides on-site employee health care

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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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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 to open new health care center

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Kaiser to open new health care center

Kaiser Permanente will open the doors to its new specialty center in Lone Tree Dec. 2. This is the largest construction project in Colorado in nearly a decade. Since 2010, Kaiser membership statewide has grown 10.5 percent to more than 540,000, including 128,000 members from the South Metro Denver area. The health plan opened new… Continue Reading Kaiser to open new health care center

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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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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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