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Working to end cancer, aided by technology, screening

By Dr. Robert J. Hoyer Few words evoke as much dread or fear as “cancer.” New research and cutting-edge care are redefining what a cancer diagnosis means. Cancer specialists now have more options in customizing a person’s care than ever before. While cancer is never a diagnosis anyone wants to receive, these medical advances are… Continue Reading Working to end cancer, aided by technology, screening

Memorial accredited in heart health

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Memorial Hospital achieved national accreditation in preventing and treating heart attacks, the leading cause of death in the U.S., by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The Society awarded Memorial full Percutaneous Coronary Intervention accreditation. Hospitals with this accreditation have implemented protocols and procedures that lead to faster, better care for patients experiencing heart attacks… Continue Reading Memorial accredited in heart health

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Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

About once a week, an elderly person is stuck in the emergency room with a mental-health problem that went undiagnosed and untreated for too long. Caregivers at home, in assisted living or at the hospital are unable to help, worried about the safety of other staff and residents. But the person might not qualify for… Continue Reading Providers battle elderly’s psychiatric needs

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Memorial becomes official hospital for Springs Sky Sox

Memorial Hospital is now the official hospital for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The hospital is partnering with the Sky Sox to promote health, exercise and athletics, according to a press release about the partnership. Under this exclusive, three-year agreement, the two organizations will collaborate around healthy initiatives in the Pikes Peak Region. “The Sky… Continue Reading Memorial becomes official hospital for Springs Sky Sox

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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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In the scant two months since University of Colorado Health took over operations at Memorial Hospital, it’s been anything but business as usual. Despite the progress, officials acknowledge there’s still a lot of work to be done to steady Memorial’s financial picture and bring patients and doctors back to the hospital. UCH has spent a… Continue Reading Memorial’s new regime invests in hospital’s future

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The City of Colorado Springs has hired the Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworski to assist in Memorial Health System lease negotiations with the University of Colorado Health System. City Attorney Chris Melcher said Fulbright’s health law practice is nationally recognized as a leader in developing health care system affiliations, particularly those that involve municipal health systems… Continue Reading City hires law firm for Memorial lease negotiations

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If voters choose University of Colorado Hospital to run Memorial Health System, what will it mean for health care in Colorado Springs? The CSBJ would like to talk to health-care workers and patients about their experiences with University of Colorado Hospital. What’s your opinion about how it will function here? Contact reporter Amy Gillentine at… Continue Reading How will University of Colorado Hospital operate in the Springs?

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Hospital systems  vying to lease Memorial could end up passing millions of dollars in lease costs on to customers through higher costs for care, unless price controls are built into a new lease. It’s happened before and could happen here, said Dr. Steve Berkshire, a professor and director of health administration for Central Michigan University.… Continue Reading New Memorial lease could drive up health care costs

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Rotary Club plans Sept. 11 ceremony

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The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is planning a rededication ceremony of the Freedom Memorial to honor the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, and all those who have served in the War on Terrorism. The ceremony will take place at the Freedom Memorial site in Memorial Park. Distinguished veterans of the… Continue Reading Rotary Club plans Sept. 11 ceremony

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