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Surgeon General Nominee Murthy Confirmed

16 December 2014

President Obama’s pick to serve as the next surgeon general was confirmed Monday evening more than a year and half after being nominated, the first of nearly a half dozen of the president’s picks set for confirmation this week as Democrats prepare to cede control of the U.S. Senate. Senators voted 51 to 43 to […]

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VA, Contractor Progressing Toward Deal on Aurora Hospital

16 December 2014

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and contractor Kiewit-Turner are making progress toward a deal that would get construction going again on the VA’s hospital project in Aurora with estimated costs as high as $1 billion. “We received correspondence from the VA in an important first step in getting all workers back on the job […]

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Comprehensive Cancer Center Changes Name

15 December 2014

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Good Samaritan Medical Center (GSMC) has changed its name to Good Samaritan Medical Center | Cancer Centers of Colorado. This change allows patients to benefit from efficiencies and quality measures through a more integrated system of cancer centers, including services from the other two Cancer Centers of Colorado located at […]

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Christmas Tree Syndrome Season Underway

15 December 2014

Pine scent and mold spores that grow on Christmas trees are among a host of potential reaction triggers during the indoor allergy season, allergists say. Christmas trees can make you sick. Awareness of the outdoor allergy seasons is widespread among healthcare providers and the public: tree pollen in the spring, grass pollen in the summer […]

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Dan Ritchie joins Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority Board

13 December 2014

Daniel L. Ritchie, who led the University of Denver’s largest fundraising campaign, has been named to the board of the Fitzsimons Redevelopment Authority. Ritchie, DU’s chancellor from 1989 to 2005, now is chairman and CEO of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. At DU, he oversaw a $270 million capital campaign. He was recruited […]

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Saint Joseph Hospital Moves Into New $623 Million Facility (Slideshow)

13 December 2014

More than four years of planning and two years of construction will culminate Saturday when Saint Joseph Hospital moves into a new, $623 million facility designed to help it better attract and treat the most acute patients in the Denver area and beyond. The new National Jewish Health-Saint Joseph Hospital will be owned by Saint […]

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42.9 Million Americans Have Unpaid Medical Bills

12 December 2014

Nearly 20% of U.S. consumers with credit records—42.9 million people—have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The findings suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they get from hospitals and insurance companies about the cost of treatment. As […]

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Work on Aurora VA Hospital Halted After Agency Breaches Contract

10 December 2014

Kiewit-Turner, the construction consortium in charge of building a massive hospital in Aurora for the Department of Veterans Affairs, said Tuesday it would cease all work on the more than $1 billion project after a ruling in Washington, D.C., that the VA is in breach of contract on the project. The announcement followed a decision […]

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Congress Reaches Agreement on $1.01 Trillion Spending Bill

09 December 2014

Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.01 trillion spending bill Tuesday night that will keep most of the federal government funded through September. The legislation is expected to pass in the coming days and will allow the incoming Republican-controlled Congress to clear the decks of lingering spending issues while setting the stage for a prolonged fight […]

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Gretchen Hammer Joins Colo. HCPF

09 December 2014

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing announced late last month that Gretchen Hammer will join the Department as Colorado’s Medicaid Director effective January 5, 2015. In her new role she will oversee the Department’s Health Programs Office which administers public health insurance programs for low-income Coloradans including Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus […]

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