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Platte Valley Medical Center Achieves Level III Trauma Center Status

18 January 2017

Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) in Brighton has received its Level III Trauma Center designation from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  With this designation, PVMC’s  Emergency Trauma Center offers 24-hour immediate coverage for incoming patients by emergency medicine physicians, prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists and 24-hour helipad availability for emergent […]

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Healthgrades Names 11 Colo. Hospitals Among Best for Clinical Excellence

18 January 2017

Denver-based Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information on physicians and hospitals, has released  its 2017  “Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence”.  Eleven Colorado hospitals were rated in the top 5 percent nationally.  The evaluations measured factors related to the lowest risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates.   The research tracked 21 of 32 common […]

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New Research Leader at Denver Health

18 January 2017

Romana Hasnain-Wynia is the new chief research officer for Denver Health.  In her new role, she will oversee all the research grants and sponsored programs at Denver Health.  Hasnain-Wynia comes to the position from Washington D.C.-based Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute where she served as director, addressing disparities program for the past four years. She […]

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One Colo. Hospital on National List of Best Patient-rated Facilities

18 January 2017

Animas Surgical Hospital in Durango is the only Colorado hospital to be recognized as one of the 57 best overall patient-rated hospitals in the country. Becker’s hospital review compiled the list from HCAHPS scores found on CMS’ Hospital Compare website for the period April 2015 through March 2016.   To be selected, Hospitals needed to receive […]

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New Exec. V.P. at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

18 January 2017

Jennifer Roe Darling has accepted the promotion to executive vice president at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundations.  In her new role, she will manage the day-to-day operations and administrative dealings of the organization. For more than eight years, Darling has served as senior vice president of philanthropy for the Foundations.

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Medical Service Pricing Differences Across State – Not Simply Geography

18 January 2017

The Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) has released a new report on the topic of payment variations for health care services from around the State.  Their findings revealed that the same services and procedures can vary significantly from one location to another.   However, generalizing about specific locations and volume of services performed […]

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Death Rate Disparity Between Rural and Urban America

18 January 2017

A recently released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that, the five top causes of death in the U.S. – heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, unintentional injury, and stroke — were responsible for 62 percent of the total 1.6 million deaths nationwide.  Information was compiled in 2014. The […]

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Montrose Memorial Adds New CCO to Staff

18 January 2017

Montrose Memorial Hospital has selected Sue Schreir as the hospital’s next chief clinical officer.  Schreir comes to the position from MercyHealth System where she served as chief nursing officer and vice president of patient and nursing services.   Mercy Health System of Janesville, Wis. merged with Rockford Health System of Rockford, Ill. to create a combined […]

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Five Colorado CIOs Nationally Recognized

11 January 2017

The 2017 edition of the “Hospital and Health System CIO to Know” roster is out.  (The list this year includes 113 leaders rather than the traditional 100.)   Five Colorado CIOs have been included in the Becker’s Hospital Review listing. The Colorado five include:   1. Michael Archuleta, director of IT for Mt. San Rafael Hospital in […]

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New CFO at DaVita

11 January 2017

DaVita Inc. has announced the selection of Joel Ackerman to be the corporations next chief financial officer.  Ackerman comes to the position from Hackensack, NJ-based Champions Oncology, a company dedicated to the development of solutions to personalize the development and use of oncology drugs.  He has served as CEO of Champions Oncology since 2010.  He […]

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