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Council approves health foundation board

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Council approves health foundation board

Nine people have been chosen to form the first board of directors for the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. The board is charged with creating the rules and procedures for the new foundation, which will use money and lease payments from the University of Colorado Health lease of Memorial Hospital. The mayor selected the board members… Continue Reading Council approves health foundation board

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Oil and gas has been a welcome boom for Weld County, says Weld County Commissioner Sean Conway. Colorado Springs stands to lose hundreds of jobs and thousands in economic impact from sequestration cuts to the defense budget – but there could also be some opportunity, said Scott Bryan, owner of Bryan Construction and a member of… Continue Reading Oil, health care, military experts address business concerns at CSBJ breakfast

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Americans – even those with health insurance – are sicker than counterparts in other high-income countries, according to findings from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine. And the news gets worse. The health disadvantage exists at all ages, from birth to 75, and even health insurance, college education, higher incomes don’t change the… Continue Reading Study: U.S. less healthy than other wealthy nations

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A $13 million assisted living and memory care center is under construction at 5355 Centennial Blvd. in northern Colorado Springs. MorningStar at Mountain Shadows will include 45 assisted living suites and 19 individual care suites for Alzheimer’s patients. The development of the 3.2 acre project is a joint venture between Denver-based MorningStar Senior Living and Millennium Venture Group, which… Continue Reading 64-room assisted-living and memory center under construction on north end

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Every New Year brings its own issues, and for Colorado Springs the areas of emphasis for 2013 were not hard to define — even in advance. Oil and gas drilling, upcoming changes to the health care industry, and the local effects of possible cuts to national defense industry stand out as the year’s starting points… Continue Reading 2013 agenda: Oil regulations, sequestration, health care

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UCHealth agrees to manage Wyoming hospital

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University of Colorado Health has now extended its reach from Southern Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming.   The hospital group, which includes Memorial Hospital in the Springs, will now manage Ivinson Hospital in Laramie.   Under the agreement, Ivinson, which traces its roots to 1917, will become an affiliate of UCHealth but will remain an independent… Continue Reading UCHealth agrees to manage Wyoming hospital

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Pikes Peak Regional Hospital gets new CEO

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Terry Buckner will be the new CEO of the Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgery Center in Woodland Park. Buckner will replace Dolores Horvath, who retired earlier this year. Buckner is a native of Oklahoma and brings more than 20 years health care management experience to the new role. He previously worked at the Eastern… Continue Reading Pikes Peak Regional Hospital gets new CEO

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2.1 million Coloradans lack dental insurance

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The number of people in Colorado without dental insurance grew to 2.1 million in 2011, up from 1.8 million just two years earlier. Access to dental care is a growing problem in the state, according to a study by The Colorado Trust, a nonprofit health grants organization. the number of uninsured has grown 17 percent… Continue Reading 2.1 million Coloradans lack dental insurance

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The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing reduced Medicaid expenses by $20 million with a new program and returned nearly $3 million to state and federal taxpayers. It’s the first year for the Accountable Care Collaborative program,  designed to improve client health while lower health costs. The legislature passed the law in 2009… Continue Reading Health policy department returns $3 million to state

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Pam McManus often wakes up in the middle of the night, trying to figure out new ways to get more people seen at Peak Vista Community Health Centers. The safety-net clinic has a waiting list of about 6,000 people — and that’s after McManus has whittled away at the 8,000 she inherited 18 months ago… Continue Reading Facing record growth, Peak Vista still handles demand

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