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Head of AHA to Retire

21 November 2014

Richard Umbdenstock has announced that he will retire as president and CEO of the Chicago-based American Hospital Association, AHA, at the end of 2015.   He has headed the AHA since January 2007. Mr. Umbdenstock is also vice-chair of the National Quality Forum, serves on the board of Enroll America and co-chairs the Council for Affordable […]

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Karen Reinertson In Memoriam

20 November 2014

Karen Reinertson, former executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, died on November 9, 2014 at her home in Austin, Texas. Karen Kay Reinertson, the daughter of Archie L. Ready and Iris T. Seibert, was born August 3, 1944 in Mexico, MO and died in her home November 9, 2014 […]

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2015 Lockton Employer Survey

19 November 2014

Visit our Reports and Surveys page for the full report. Lockton 2015 Survey Report Press Release-2

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135 Year Old Hospital to Close

19 November 2014

In 1879, a group of nuns from Kansas arrived in Leadville to provide medical services to the booming mining town. Now, after 135 years of providing care to the town and surrounding rural areas, St. Vincent Hospital is closing its doors. The 25-bed hospital at 10,152 feet announced on its Facebook page Saturday, Nov. 15, […]

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The Denver Hospice Selects a New President

19 November 2014

The Board of Directors of The Denver Hospice has announced that Janelle McCallum has been promoted to president of the organization.  She’s been with the hospice for several years and  has most recently served as interim president.  Bev Sloan will continue as CEO of The Denver Hospice for several months to come.  Her area of […]

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Marc Reece Joins Aetna

19 November 2014

Marc Reece is the new senior director of state government affairs, Western Region, for Aetna. He previously served as associate director of the Colorado Association of Health Plans.

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Strong 2014 for Banner Health

18 November 2014

Not-for-profit Banner Health reported a 16.7% increase in its operating surplus during the nine months ended Sept. 30, a gain that comes thanks to strong patient-service revenue from a jump in emergency room visits. The Phoenix-based system realized a $228.8 million operating surplus on $4 billion in revenue, as compared with a $196.1 million operating […]

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HealthCare.gov Opens without Major Problems for Second Enrollment Period

17 November 2014

HealthCare.gov and online insurance marketplaces in more than a dozen states opened for a second year on Saturday without the widespread computer troubles that frustrated consumers and the Obama administration when the exchanges debuted 13 months ago. At public libraries, health centers and other community hubs around the country, people shopping for health plans — […]

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V.A. Creates Plans to Consolidate Services

12 November 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced plans Monday for a new customer service bureau to help train employees to focus on customer satisfaction and make the department more accountable to the millions of veterans it serves. The plans also include a structural overhaul that over time could lead to consolidating a wide range of functions […]

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Impact of Catholic Bishops’ Vote on Future Merger Activity Guidelines Unclear

11 November 2014

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pursue revising directives that guide how Catholic health systems merge, acquire or partner with non-Catholic healthcare providers. While the decision’s implications for future such partnerships is unclear, the vote has raised concerns for some. Read more in Modern Healthcare.

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A Great Event

The State-of-the-State Breakfast was a tremendous success. Local leaders met to discuss the future of health care in Colorado. Our presenter, pollster and political analyst Floyd Ciruli, shared his insights regarding how the coming elections are shaping up and what is on the minds of Coloradans generated a lively and wide-ranging conversation.
If your interest in political activity was piqued, you can stay in the know by reading the Colorado Statesman. A weekly newspaper, it is the best way to keep abreast of Colorado legislative and political news. To subscribe, call 303-837-8600 or visit www.coloradostatesman.com.
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