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Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

Thanks to modern technology, genetic counselors in Colorado Springs now can meet with patients in Durango by two-way live audio/video conferencing. Patients in Durango who seek genetic counseling can schedule appointments with Penrose Cancer Center genetic counselors and meet with them virtually. Penrose is in partnership with Mercy Regional Medical Center. Appointments physically take place… Continue Reading Penrose offers genetic counseling via telemedicine

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 
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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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Baby Boomers are getting older and retiring. That means that physicians who are Baby Boomers are doing the same. “Nationally, there’s already a [physician] shortage of about 20,000 that’s supposed to grow between now and 2025,” said Dr. Mike Ware, executive vice president of the El Paso County Medical Society. The EPCMS is affiliated with… Continue Reading Physician shortage affects El Paso, Teller counties

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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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Penrose gaining ground in hospital war

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While Memorial Health System is working to settle its governance issues, Penrose St. Francis Health Services is forging ahead with a strategy to grow its regional market share. Continue Reading Penrose gaining ground in hospital war

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Andy Barton was born at Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. His kids were born there, too. In a city where natives are hard to find, that makes him somewhat of a rare breed. A month ago, Barton began to work for the hospital system, raising money through its foundation as the director of annual giving at… Continue Reading Andy Barton: Telling the Penrose-St. Francis story

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Memorial Health System recently unveiled a roadmap for its future, but its rival, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, might get there first. While the Memorial Citizens Commission debates the pros and cons of various paths for the hospital system, Penrose is already doing nearly everything in Memorial CEO Larry McEvoy’s plan: creating partnerships with doctors and… Continue Reading Penrose-St. Francis catching up with Memorial in race for market share

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Chief of medicine Pawar resigns Memorial post

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One of the highest profile executives at Memorial Health System has tendered his resignation. Continue Reading Chief of medicine Pawar resigns Memorial post

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Penrose-St. Frances Health Services is ranked the No. 1 hospital for critical care services in Colorado. An annual survey by Healthgrades, a Boulder-based company, ranks the system in the top 5 percent nationally. The nation’s 5,000 non-federal hospitals were included in the study, which examined mortality rates and complication rates from government data for 2006,… Continue Reading Penrose receives high marks from Healthgrades

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