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STATE-OF-THE-STATE coming in November

21 September 2016

Please mark your calendars and  join us for our FALL STATE-OF-THE-STATE breakfast on Wednesday, November 16 at the Wellshire Event Center.  Our topic after a long election season will be “2016 Election Recap:  What Happened and What’s Next”.  We will have a panel of Colorado leaders who will present a thoughtful discussion about the impact […]

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Craig Hospital Celebrates Expansion Project Opening

21 September 2016

Craig Hospital celebrated the completion of its $90 million, three-year construction project on Saturday, September 19, with a ribbon cutting  ceremony for stakeholders.   The project added close to 85,000 sq.ft. of new space and renovated 135,000 sq.ft. of existing space.     The renovation modernized the facility with state-of-the-art equipment and features, added a $3 million fitness […]

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Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives Launch Joint Precision Medicine Program

21 September 2016

Two of the nation’s largest health care systems, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, have partnered to establish a community-based alliance to provide top-tier diagnostic and treatment protocols to community physicians, previously only available in academic medical centers.  The partnership, Precision Medicine Alliance LLC, will be made available to patients from both health care […]

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Avoidable Hospital Readmissions on the Decline

21 September 2016

New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reveals that every state, with the exception of Vermont, has reduced its avoidable hospital readmission rates since 2010.  This rate reduction translates into approximately 100,000 hospital readmissions avoided for Medicare beneficiaries nationally, in 2015 alone. Colorado saw a decrease of 9.2 percent in the […]

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Former Colorado Insurance Exec. To Be Inducted Into Michigan Hall of Honor

21 September 2016

Mark Donahue, former VP of health care operations for Prudential Healthcare in Colorado from 1982 to 1999, will be inducted into the University of Michigan Hall of Honor later this month. Donahue will be recognized for his football career as a Wolverine.  He was a two-time All-American offensive guard and was drafted and played two […]

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ACLU Sues Colorado Medicaid on Behalf of Hepatitis C Patients

21 September 2016

The ACLU has filed a federal class-action suit against the Colorado State Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (CDHCPF) on behalf of low-income Coloradans suffering from hepatitis C.  The Colorado Medicaid program, administered by DHCPF, has restricted access to a hepititis C treatment drug to Medicaid recipients in stage one of a four stage […]

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Dogs & Cats – Good For Your Health

21 September 2016

The American Veterinary Medical Association reports that about 43 million American households have dogs and an additional 36 million households have cats.  Studies have found that the emotional and physical health of  people in these households is enhanced by pet ownership. Research reveals that the benefit comes from the release of the hormone oxytocin in […]

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Colo. Health Insurance Premiums Set to Rise in 2017

20 September 2016

The Division of Insurance (DOI) has announced that on average health insurance premiums are scheduled to  rise 2.1 percent for small employers and 20.4 percent for individual plans in the coming year.  The majority of Coloradans with insurance (51 percent) get their  insurance from their place of employment. The individual market makes up 7.7 percent […]

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Hospital Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination

20 September 2016

Montrose Memorial Hospital in south western Colorado has been hit with a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging that it has violated federal age discrimination law.  The civilian complaint states that the hospital has engaged in age discrimination by either outright firing or by creating a hostile work environment for older nurses in violation […]

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VP and CNO at Lutheran Medical Center

20 September 2016

Andrea Burch has been promoted to vice president and chief nursing officer at Lutheran Medical Center   Burch has been with SCL Health since November 2008 and most recently served as associate chief nursing officer for the organization Lutheran Medical Center is part of the SCL Health Network, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization with eight […]

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