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Sutton’s Replacement Named at Banner

29 June 2016

Banner Health of Northern Colorado has named Margo Karsten as its new CEO.  She replaces Scott Baker who has served as interim-CEO since Rick Sutton’s departure in May of this year.  Sutton left to become CEO for Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, Ala. and president of the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine. Karsten comes […]

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Bimestefer Leaves Cigna

29 June 2016

According to Cigna sources, Kim Bimestefer is no longer the president and general manager of Cigna’s Mountain States Region. Bimestefer had been with Cigna Healthcare since 2001 and had served as it president and general manager since 2012.  Last year, she was recognized as Denver Business Journal’s “2015 Outstanding Women In Business” award winner in […]

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End-Of-Life Care Differs by Type of Medical Condition

29 June 2016

Recent research, that compiled findings from interviews with patients and family members, found disparities in end-of-life care based on the patient’s diagnosis.   The research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine dated June 26. Findings revealed that family-reported quality of end-of-life care was  better for patients with cancer or dementia than for patients with other potential, […]

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Family Medicine Residency at Peak Vista

29 June 2016

Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs has added a Family Medicine Residency program to its offering.   The inaugural class began on June 20 with eight resident physicians.  The program will be a three-year osteopathic primary care residency.  The primary care doctors will do rotations in various Peak Vista primary care local hospitals and […]

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Merger Deadline Extension Requested by Aetna & Humana

28 June 2016

On June 24, both Aetna and Humana officially filed requests with the SEC to extend the deadline to complete their merger plans.  The new requested deadline is December 31, 2016.  For some time, both companies have suggested that late 2016 would be an anticipated closing date for the merger. The extensions give the companies more […]

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Pfizer to Close Plant in Boulder

28 June 2016

Pfizer has announced plans to close its 50,000 sq. ft. facility in Boulder.  The facility at 4876 Sterling Drive was obtained last year as part of Pfizer’s purchase of Hospira, Inc. A spokesperson for Pfizer stated that the company felt the Boulder facility was being underutilized and determined that it should be phased out over […]

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UCHealth to Open Greeley Hospital in 2018

28 June 2016

UCHealth announced its phased plan to build a medical campus in west Greeley.  It will include a full-service, 53-bed hospital, with supporting medical office buildings and clinical space.    The first phase will include: 1. an ambulatory care center with medical offices, 2. outpatient physical therapy clinic, 3. a retail pharmacy, 4. lab & imaging facilities, […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado On Top Honor Roll

22 June 2016

U.S News & World Report has released its rankings for the “2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals”.  Children’s Hospital Colorado is honored with inclusion among the eleven top hospitals in the country.    These eleven hospitals were so recognized because they performed at the highest levels in three or more of the specialties reviewed. This is the tenth […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: Denver Medical Study Group

22 June 2016

The next luncheon gathering of the Denver Medical Study Group will feature a presentation by Robert Sholdt, chief administrative officer emeritus at the Mayo Clinic.   The program is entitled:  “What is Integrated Healthcare Really?”  Bob’s presentation will look at what integrated healthcare really is, and whether it is an end in itself or a means […]

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DOJ Executes Largest Medicare Fraud Sweep in History

22 June 2016

The Department of Justice has conducted a nationwide sweep of 36 federal districts resulting in charges being filed on 301 individuals for alleged participation in healthcare fraud schemes.  The sweep encompassed approximately $900 million in false billings.  The DOJ referred to it as “the largest in history both in terms of number of defendants charged […]

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