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Healthgrades’ 2017 Top Hospitals Named

22 February 2017

Denver-based Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information on physicians and hospitals, has released  its 2017 list of “America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals”.   Seven Colorado hospitals were identified among the nations best based on clinical quality outcomes and patient engagement over a multi-year time period. Hospitals fall into one of two categories based […]

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Jim Goddard – New Leadership Role

22 February 2017

Jim Goddard, former CEO of 9Health Fair, will be the next executive director of Denver-based Senior Housing Options (SHO).  SHO is a nonprofit organization that provides quality, affordable housing and accompanying services to older citizens in thirteen different locations owned and/or operated by the nonprofit across Colorado. Goddard comes to the position with extensive, nonprofit […]

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New Outpatient Medical Center for Cherry Creek

22 February 2017

The Cherry Creek neighborhood will be home to a state-of-the-art outpatient medical facility offering both primary care and ambulatory surgery in late 2018.   The new 89,000 sq.ft. facility will be located at 100 Cook Street and will include four levels of underground parking.  The medical center will be designed to provide primary care and […]

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Leadership Changes at Humana

22 February 2017

Humana, Inc. has announced the upcoming retirement of Leslie Andrews, market vice president – Mountain States, at the end of March.  Andrews has been with Humana for more than 20 years.  Under her leadership, the Mountain States market which includes Colorado, Utah and Idaho, has met or exceeded its key performance measures and is well […]

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Denver Health Names New CEO

22 February 2017

Denver Health and Hospital Authority has announced the selection of Robin Wittenstein as its next chief executive officer.  She is currently the chief population health officer at Penn State Health, a network of clinical and academic affiliated hospitals scattered across central Pennsylvania.  Before her Penn State position, Wittenstein was the president and CEO of University […]

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UnitedHealth Group to Lay Off 119 Optum Employees

22 February 2017

Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group has announced plans to lay off 119 employees from its corporate affiliate OptumHealth located in Centennial, Colo.  It also intends to downsize its footprint from two Centennial offices to a single location.   The layoffs are scheduled to be completed by April 16 and will primarily impact the sales and customer service […]

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New VP at Healthgrades

22 February 2017

Eric Jensen has accepted the position of executive vice president for hospital system products and strategy at Healthgrades.  He comes to his new role with 15 years of healthcare & health system experience.  Most recently, he was chief operating officer and co-founder of Chicago-based AVIA, a healthcare services company that focused on innovative digital solutions […]

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United Gets O.K. to Proceed with RMHP Acquisition

15 February 2017

Colorado Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar has signed off on the sale of Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) to UnitedHealthcare.  Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman has also given her legal approval to the merger.  It is anticipated that the merger will allow RMHP to operate as its own brand, and maintain current contracts with […]

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Anthem/Cigna Merger Blocked. Cigna Seeks Damages/Anthem Counters.

15 February 2017

Anthem seeks a restraining order against Cigna in the aftermath of its failed merger deal with the insurer.  Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled to block the $48 billion merger of the two health insurers on antitrust grounds.  In advance of the ruling, Anthem extended the merger agreement with Cigna to […]

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Colorado Shares First Place with Utah in Shortest ER Wait Times

15 February 2017

ProPublica, the independent, nonprofit news organization, has development an interactive tool known as “ER Wait Watcher”.   The tool is used to compare key data variables among hospitals to help patients make informed decisions on care options.  Data is available for a majority of hospitals in each of the 50 states.  For example, the “ER […]

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