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“2015 Colo. Health Access Survey” – Just Released

02 September 2015

The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) and The Colorado Trust have released this week their “2015 Colorado Health Access Survey”. Among the studies findings, the percentage of Coloradans without health insurance has fallen by more the 50% over the past two years. (14.3% in 2013 compared to 6.7% in 2015.) However, a shift has occurred resulting […]

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CONGRATS – Superwoman Bimestefer

02 September 2015

Kim Bimestefer, president and general manager of Cigna’s Mountain States Region has been honored as Denver Business Journal’s “2015 Outstanding Women In Business” award winner in the health care category. Each year, DBJ recognizes metro Denver’s most influential women in twelve different business categories. Nominees are judged on innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments and community leadership. […]

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FDA Proposes 4-digit Code for Lower-cost Biotech Drugs

01 September 2015

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has released its proposed suggestions for a coding system that would allow for the naming of lower-cost biotech drugs to serve as comparable alternatives to the more expensive branded biotech drugs. The intent is to create a quasi-generic biotech drug classification to provide a competitive alternative for consumers and […]

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DaVita Partnering with Specialty Hospital in China

01 September 2015

Denver-based DaVita Health Partners has announced that it has formed a joint venture with a private, specialty hospital system, Shunjing Renal Hospital, in China that provides kidney care services to the Chinese province of Shandong. Shunjing Hospital is the only private hospital approved for dialysis services in the provincial capital. Under the new partnership, the […]

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Anthem Adds New Director

01 September 2015

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado has named Tiffany Feingold as director of large group sales for Colorado. She previously served as director of sales and account management at UnitedHealthcare.

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CU Sports Medicine Center Opens

01 September 2015

The University of Colorado and Boulder Community Health have announced the opening of the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center. The state-of-the-art facility located at Folsom Field on the Boulder campus in the new Champions Center is a joint venture between University of Colorado School of Medicine and Boulder Community Health, the non-profit, community-owned hospital […]

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New CMO for Mental Health Partners

01 September 2015

Dr. Fred Michel has accepted the position of chief medical officer at Boulder-based Mental Health Partners. For the past 20 years, Michel has been with AspenPointe in Colorado Springs, where he was chief medical officer and medical director since 2001. He earned his medical degree at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in Seattle, […]

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New CEO at Sterling Regional MedCenter

01 September 2015

Banner Health has announced the hiring of Jeffrey Shelton as the new CEO at Sterling Regional MedCenter. He is the permanent replacement for two interim CEO’s who have served the hospital this year, Kelly Hurt and Sharon Lind. Shelton comes to the position from Shattuck, Okla., where he served as CEO of Newman Memorial Hospital, […]

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Estes Park Medical Center CEO Resigns

01 September 2015

The Park Hospital District Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Brian Herwig, CEO of the Estes Park Medical Center. He had served as CEO of the hospital since September 2013. While an interim CEO is found, Board of Director President Diana Van Der Ploeg will temporarily assume the CEO duties.

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Lutheran’s ER Renovations Complete

01 September 2015

Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge has completed its $16.2 million Emergency Department renovation project that began three years ago. The project increased the size of the department by 25% without increasing the number of beds. The new design has designated more senior patient beds and fewer “fast-track” beds for patients with less acute conditions. […]

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