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Super Bowl Sunday Food Tips

03 February 2016

Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest food consumption day of the year in the U.S., topped only by Thanksgiving.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding all football fans and those who love them to follow a few food safety tips to avoid any “food penalties”.  GO BRONCOS!!! According to an article in Becker’s […]

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Chief Legal Officer Named At HealthCare Partners

03 February 2016

HealthCare Partners has announced the appointment of Ilene Moore as general counsel for the medical group. Moore brings 19 years of legal experience to the position.  She most recently served as general counsel for Permanente Federation, LLC and has also been counsel for Colorado Permanente Medical Group and served in the Office of the Colorado […]

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Colorado Springs Health Foundation Begins Accepting Grant Applications

03 February 2016

The Colorado Springs Health Foundation has announced plans to begin accepting grant applications from organizations for public health projects in El Paso and Teller counties.   The foundation was established when the lease arrangement with UCHealth was favorably voted upon by the Colorado Springs electorate in 2012.  The foundation anticipates granting up to $8 million […]

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CMO at Memorial Hospital Retires

03 February 2016

Dr. Patrick Faricy, chief medical officer of Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, has retired as of the end of January.  He served as Memorial’s CMO for five years and through the hospital’s transition from city-operated hospital to part of the University of Colorado Health system.  UCHealth leased the Memorial Hospital system from the City of […]

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Historic Trip By Children’s Hospital Colo. Docs

03 February 2016

A national delegation of  pediatric physicians are meeting with Cuban pediatricians in Havana today through Saturday to collaborate on child health issues and advancements.  This is the first collaborative effort of its type since diplomatic relations with Cuba were restored in July of last year. The 13 doctor delegation will be comprised of 1o physicians […]

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Exchange Sign-Ups Are Tallied

03 February 2016

During the open-enrollment period just ended, Connect for Health Colorado has reported that a record number of individuals have signed up for health insurance coverage for 2016.  From November 1, 2015 until January 31, 2016,  211,579 Coloradans enrolled for the first time or renewed an existing policy for another year. Enrollment in private health care […]

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Single-payer Health Insurance For Colorado Lines Up Critics

02 February 2016

Opponents of a single-payer health insurance system in Colorado are organizing an effort to defeat the ballot measure with familiar names at the helm.  Amendment 69, known as ColoradoCare, gathered sufficient signatures to be placed on the ballot this year. Late last month in response, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce launched an opposition movement […]

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UCHealth Begins Work On New Boulder Clinic

02 February 2016

University of Colorado Health has begun plans to renovate an existing building at the northwest corner of 55th Street and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder to house a new UCHealth medical clinic.  At 6,600 sq.ft., the space is large enough to create a multi-specialty clinic in a single location that can consolidate a variety of medical […]

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New CEO At Northern Colo. LTAC Hospital

02 February 2016

Lamar McBride has been promoted to  chief executive officer at Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital in Johnstown, a 20-bed, free-standing facility that provides long-term acute and critical care for patients recovering from serious injuries or illnesses. McBride joined the hospital last summer as chief operating officer. McBride has more than 18 years of experience […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Wilbur Reimers

27 January 2016

Physician, surgeon, and health care delivery innovator, Dr. Wilbur (Bill) Reimers has passed away.   Dr. Reimers was a pioneer in the establishment of the first prepaid group practice in Colorado, Colorado Permanente Medical Group. He practiced surgery privately in Denver for sixteen years before being recruited by the Southern California Division of Kaiser Foundation Health […]

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