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15 Colorado Hospitals Receive An “A” In Safety Review, 1 Gets A “C”

27 April 2016

Washington D.C.-based The Leapfrog Group has released its “Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score” update.  The review analyzes hospital safety records from around the country and assigns a letter grade to more than 2,500 U.S. Hospitals.   The grade assesses the degree of medical errors, accidents, injuries and infections in each facility reviewed. It has graded […]

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Two New Execs At The Denver Hospice

27 April 2016

The Denver Hospice, the leader in hospice and palliative care in the Denver metro-area, has added two new leaders to its organization.    Sean Goergen has been named vice president of development.  He will oversee fundraising strategies and all aspects of Denver Hospice’s development activities. Dr. Shirlee Turner has been named chief medical officer for The […]

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JOIN US: State-of-the-State – June 16

27 April 2016

JOIN US for the 24th gathering of the State-of-the-State breakfast on Thursday, June 16, at the Wellshire Event Center. Our topic is of interest to all:   “UNDER THE DOME” – What Lies ahead for health care policy?”  Our panel of experts will recap the major legislation debated at the state level this last session including […]

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Pharmacy Choice Under Debate At State Legislature

26 April 2016

A bill to allow patients, rather than pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) or insurance companies, to choose where a prescription is filled has passed the house and is on its way to the Senate.   Under the bill, pharmacies that are not part of an insurance company’s pharmacy network, would be able to fill scripts and […]

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Pikes Peak Hospice To Join Care Synergy

26 April 2016

Care Synergy has announced that Colorado Springs-based Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care will affiliate with its current network of hospice care providers.  Care Synergy is a leader in hospice and palliative care in Colorado and this new partnership will enhancing the organization’s service reach. Currently, Care Synergy affiliates include: The Denver Hospice, Halcyon Hospice […]

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Banner To Expand Its Fort Collins Hospital

26 April 2016

On April 6, 2015, Arizona-based Banner Health opened Banner Fort Collins Medical Center, a 22-bed hospital in the southern section of the city on Harmony Road.  One year later, the hospital has experienced sufficient growth to make plans for an expansion.  The two areas most in need of additional room are obstetrics  and the attached […]

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UnitedHealth To Exit ACA Exchanges In Several States

20 April 2016

UnitedHealth Group has announced that in 2017 it will no longer be a health insurance option in government-organized health insurance markets in several of the 34 states where it is currently offered.  The move is in response to the relative small size of the exchange market and greater than anticipated medical expenses for exchange enrollees.  […]

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Southwest Airlines To Donate More Than $3.2M In Airfares

19 April 2016

Southwest Airlines will donate more than $3.2 million in free airline transportation to caregivers and patients seeking medical treatment in locations away from their residences. The program known as Southwest Airlines 2016 Medical Transportation Grant Program encompasses a network of 73 nonprofit hospitals and medical organizations from around the country and provides travel vouchers to […]

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Have News To Share? Let Us Know.

19 April 2016

SnapShot Health News is read by hundreds of Colorado healthcare industry folks each week.  Our goal is to share Colorado news with Colorado colleagues. If you or your company has news worth reporting, please contact Alexis Hertel at ahertel@hmo-info.com or 303-322-2228.  It would be our pleasure to let others know your good news!    

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In Memorium: AHA’s Richard Davidson

19 April 2016

Richard (Dick) Davidson, former president of the American Hospital Association, passed away on March 28 from heart disease.  Davidson lead the AHA, the country’s largest hospital association for sixteen years.    He was the ninth person to serve as president in the 118-year history of the association and its second longest-serving leader. A high school civics […]

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