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JOIN US for a State-of-the-State chat “Under The Dome”.

25 May 2016

JOIN US for the 24th gathering of the State-of-the-State breakfast on Thursday, June 16, at the Wellshire Event Center.  7:00-7:45 = Registration, Breakfast, and Networking.  7:45-9:30=Introductions and panel discussion. “UNDER THE DOME – What Lies ahead for health care policy?”  Our panel of experts will recap major legislation debated at the state level in the […]

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Catholic Health Initiatives’ Divesting Plans Underway

25 May 2016

Earlier this year, Catholic Health Initiatives announced plans to divest itself of 52 of its medical office buildings.  Phase one of the plan has closed with the sale of 26 locations of varying sizes for an estimated $324 million to Milwaukee-based Physicians Realty Trust, a self-managed health care real estate investment trust.  Catholic Health Initiatives […]

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SCL Health Celebrates Hospital Grand Opening

25 May 2016

Today, SCL Health celebrates the grand opening of its newest community hospital in Littleton.  The project is a joint venture between SCL Health and  Woodlands, Texas-based Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals. SCL Health Community Hospital-Southwest is part of SCL’s master plan to position smaller facilities with comprehensive health care services in […]

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Groundbreaking for New Longmont Hospital

25 May 2016

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for UCHealth’s new Longmont Hospital.  Plans for the new hospital were announce in March of 2015 and actual construction began last month. The new facility, located at the intersection of County Line Road and Ken Pratt Boulevard (Colo. SH 119), will be named Longs Peak Hospital.   The […]

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St. Mary’s Celebrates 120 Years of Service to Grand Junction

25 May 2016

St. Mary’s Hospital has served the Grand Junction community for 120 years.  The Sister of Charity Leavenworth opened the doors of the first hospital on May 22, 1896.  The 10-bed, wood framed hospital was located at 11th Street and Colorado Avenue near the city center. With community donations, a new hospital was opened in 1951 […]

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Leann Donovan Retires from Denver Health

25 May 2016

Leann Donovan has retired from her position with Denver Health.   Donovan joined Denver Health in 2007 as executive director of Managed Care.   She also served as CEO and executive director of Denver Health Medical Plan.   She served as vice president for The Healthcare Group from 1994-2007 and vice president of MH Healthcare from […]

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Opioid Prescriptions Drop for First Time in Two Decades

25 May 2016

The New York Times reports that for the first time in nearly 20 years, opioid prescriptions in the U.S. have declined to a level that is statistically significant.  The number of opioid prescriptions has been on a three year decline since peaking in 2012.  Prior to that time, the steady rise in their use followed […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado and CHSAA Partner

25 May 2016

The Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and Children’s Hospital Colorado have signed a letter of agreement for Children’s to become the official hospital partner of the Association beginning in July 2016.  The partnership will include educational opportunities in addition to care services for the 350 member schools in CHSAA. Read more at CHSAA Now. […]

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Medicare Tests the Return of the Doctor’s House Call

24 May 2016

In an effort to improve patient care and reduce expenses, Medicare is experimenting with the return of the “Doctor’s House Call”.   The program known as Independence at Home is currently being tested in fourteen locations around the country.  The initial findings have been encouraging.  Medicare reported overall savings of $25 million in the pilot’s first […]

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St. Anthony North Medical Pavilion Opens

23 May 2016

The Medical Pavilion on the St. Anthony North Health Campus is 100 percent leased and open for business as of this month.  The 41,400 sq.ft. medical office building is located near the intersection of  Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue in Westminster on the newly developed health campus.  The adjacent Centura Health hospital, St. Anthony North, […]

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