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IN MEMORY: George Schiel

26 August 2015

George R. Schiel of Englewood passed away on August 19, 2015 in Denver. He most recently served as CEO of Hospital Shared Services (HSS) from 1976 until his retirement in 2009. In his career, Mr. Schiel also served as Assistant Executive Director of The Children’s Hospital in Denver and has a pharmacist with Presbyterian Medical […]

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Colorado Medical Board Adopts Telehealth Guidelines

26 August 2015

The Colorado Medical Board has approved guidelines for the state to put into effect a new law, passed in March of this year, to expand the availability of telehealth services throughout the state. Prior to the legislation, rural residents were the only Coloradans with access to telehealth services. The new guidelines offer both wider geographic […]

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Birth Control Program Stays In Place – Temporarily

25 August 2015

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has announced this week that the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, known as “Our Colorado Family Planning”, will continue. The initiative provides long-acting, yet reversible, contraceptive protection for low-income and uninsured teens and women who voluntarily request to be part of the program. The initiative was established in […]

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IBM Buys Merge Healthcare

25 August 2015

Earlier in the month, IBM announced that it was acquiring Merge Healthcare for approximately $1 billion. Merge Healthcare is a provider of medical image handling and processing, inter-operability and clinical systems. IBM plans to integrate Merge Healthcare’s capabilities with its Watson high performance computing and analytics platform. Watson is the company’s artificial intelligence system that […]

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Name Selected for UCHealth’s Longmont Hospital

25 August 2015

After community input, University of Colorado Health has selected “Longs Peak Hospital” as the name of its new, $170 million facility on the east side of Longmont at the intersection of SH-119 and County Line Road. The City of Longmont was also named for its proximity to Longs Peak, the only fourteener in Rocky Mountain […]

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Three Coloradans Make List of Top 100 Leaders

24 August 2015

Three Coloradans have made Modern Healthcare’s 2015 ranking of “The Most Influential People In Healthcare” . Kent Thiry, CEO of Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners, was recognized for the eighth year in a row in the number 19 spot. Kevin Lofton, CEO of Arapahoe County-based Catholic Health Initiatives, was ranked number 34. He has been honored […]

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DaVita To Buy Renal Ventures

24 August 2015

Denver-based DaVita HealthCare Partners has announced that it is purchasing Lakewood-based Renal Ventures Management for $415 million. Renal Ventures currently operates 36 dialysis clinics in six states. Additionally, it’s physician groups, Multi-specialty Physician Partners and Physician Venture Partners, operate infusion and vascular centers in three states. DaVita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners, […]

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Cost of Obesity to Healthcare

24 August 2015

The cost of obesity in the healthcare financing equation and the threat it poses to the health of the country is significant. Colorado, although ranked nationally as the least obese state, has still witnessed an alarming rise in the rate of obesity among its young people. * More than one third of adults and about […]

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CU Sports Medicine Center Opens

24 August 2015

The University of Colorado and Boulder Community Health have announced the opening of the CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center. The state-of-the-art facility located at Folsom Field on the Boulder campus in the new Champions Center is a joint venture between University of Colorado School of Medicine and Boulder Community Health, the non-profit, community-owned hospital […]

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Lutheran’s ER Renovations Complete

24 August 2015

Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge has completed its $16.2 million Emergency Department renovation project that began three years ago. The project increased the size of the department by 25% without increasing the number of beds. The new design has designated more senior patient beds and fewer “fast-track” beds for patients with less acute conditions. […]

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HCCA, publishers of the Colorado Managed Care Newsletter, began reporting on the financing of healthcare in Colorado in December of 1983. As we begin our 31st year, we are grateful for the opportunity to be one of your sources of information in this ever-changing, healthcare market.

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