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A lower-cost option: Premier Diagnostic

A lower-cost option: Premier Diagnostic

Premier Diagnostic Center Info: 3920 N. Union Blvd., Suite 130 In business: 13 years Number of employees: 23 It’s time for your annual mammogram. The choice isn’t easy: Do you visit the major health care players in Colorado Springs — Memorial, Penrose or St. Francis Medical Center? There is yet another option, Premier Diagnostic Center.… Continue Reading A lower-cost option: Premier Diagnostic

Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

Memorial Hospital and U.S. Olympic and U.S. Paralympic athletes are sponsoring the Road to Greatness 90-day Health Challenge. From 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, participants will gather on Tejon Street from Platte Avenue to Pikes Peak Avenue for the Olympic Downtown Celebration. The Health Challenge asks people to take a pledge, to commit to performing certain… Continue Reading Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

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Nearly two years ago, Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was facing a threatened future, to say the least. The city-operated enterprise endured the ugly departure of its CEO, Dr. Larry McEvoy, whose highly controversial $1.15 million buyout left behind hard feelings, damaged morale and an alarming deterioration of Memorial’s strength in the local health care… Continue Reading CSBJ farewell to Scialdone

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CSFD offers free flu shots

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CSFD offers free flu shots

The Colorado Springs Fire Department, along with numerous sponsors, will offer a free flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at fire department headquarters, 375 Printers Parkway. The clinic is specifically for the uninsured or underinsured and those without vaccine coverage for people age 4 and over. The clinic is not… Continue Reading CSFD offers free flu shots

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Martin named COO of Memorial

Colorado Springs native Colette Martin is Memorial Hospital’s new chief operating officer, effective immediately. She replaces Bill Mohon, who left in February. Prior to becoming COO, Martin, 43, served as director of strategic planning at Memorial, where she led several initiatives supporting Memorial’s affiliation with UCHealth. Hospital authorities conducted a national search for the position,… Continue Reading Martin named COO of Memorial

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Epic, a new computer system that came to Memorial Hospital from University of Colorado Health, will go live at 2 a.m. Saturday. In charge at the Epic training center, Dr. Katie Markley described the intensity of the week as “controlled chaos now. It’s very intense.” Epic will make all medical records electronic. Prior to Epic,… Continue Reading Memorial computer system going live at 2 a.m. Saturday

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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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Memorial joins study of new heart ‘game-changer’

A new medical device, under testing now in Colorado Springs, stands to radically improve heart medicine. The medical trial involves a device called a bioresorbable vascular scaffold, or Absorb, placed in the arteries leading to the heart. The Absorb is a small mesh tube designed to open a blocked heart vessel, restore blood flow to… Continue Reading Memorial joins study of new heart ‘game-changer’

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UCH makes news, and Memorial handles it

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Just this past week, a patient at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was undergoing treatment for heart-related problems. The troubles escalated to the point of perhaps needing additional care, and after much communication, emails and faxes between cardiologists, the patient eventually was transferred to the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, where she has shown… Continue Reading UCH makes news, and Memorial handles it

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

Nearly a year after voters approved leasing Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health, followed by months of new hires and additional equipment, the hospital announced its biggest project yet. Memorial will seek Level One trauma certification, a designation given only to four hospitals in the state so far, none of them outside Denver.… Continue Reading Memorial seeks Level One trauma certification

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