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Physician shortage affects El Paso, Teller counties

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

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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Penrose earns Blue distinction

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named a Blue distinction center for Cardiac Care – one of only three hospitals in the state to receive the designation. Blue Distinction Centers must be accredited by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Joint Commission, provide a wide-range of cardiac services and have medical response teams available 24 hours… Continue Reading Penrose earns Blue distinction

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