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Final Obama Budget Proposal Released

10 February 2016

President Obama released his 2017 budget proposal this week, topping out at a record-setting $4.1 trillion.  Of note in health care, the budget proposes an increase in Department of Health and Human Services spending to $1.1 trillion. The proposed budget includes increases in funding to address:  a.  cancer research, b.  the fight against drug abuse, […]

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Rural Hospital CEO Make Becker’s List

10 February 2016

One Colorado Rural Hospital CEO has been honored with inclusion in the 2016 Becker’s Hospital Review listing of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know”.   Paul Chodkowski, CEO of St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco, was Colorado’s representative on the 2016 rural hospital edition.  He has served as CEO of the 35-bed hospital since February […]

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CHA’s “Community Benefits Survey”

10 February 2016

For a second year, the Colorado Hospital Association has conducted a “Community Benefits Survey” of more than half of its member hospitals and health systems to determine a more accurate measure of its members’ impact within their communities.  Data from fiscal year 2014 was analyzed. Of those surveyed, Colorado hospitals and health systems provided more […]

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SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!

10 February 2016

THANKS BRONCOS!!!

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Large VA Projects To Receive New Management

10 February 2016

The U.S.  House of Representatives has approved a bill to require the Department of Veterans Affairs to turn over the management of construction projects in excess of $100 million to the Army Corps of Engineers.  The bill also requires that the VA keep the Congress in the information loop and delay the start of any […]

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UCHealth Begins Work On New Boulder Clinic

09 February 2016

University of Colorado Health has begun plans to renovate an existing building at the northwest corner of 55th Street and Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder to house a new UCHealth medical clinic. At 6,600 sq.ft., the space is large enough to create a multi-specialty clinic in a single location that can consolidate a variety of medical […]

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Frank Bruno Steps Down As President of BCHF

09 February 2016

Frank Bruno has tendered his resignation as president of Boulder Community Health Foundation effective immediately.  Bruno joined the Foundation in March of 2015, replacing retiring president Ron Secrist. Virginia Carducci, director of Rehabilitation, Behavioral Health and Integrative Care Services for the hospital, will provide the day-to-day leadership of the foundation until an interim-president is found.

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Colorado Among States With Largest Drop In Uninsured

09 February 2016

Colorado is one of eight states that had a significant reduction in the number of uninsured.   Colorado ranks 27 among the states in the number of uninsured, at 10.30%.   In comparing pre-ACA rates in 2010 to post-ACA rates in 2014, Colorado ranks seventh among the states in the absolute difference in its Uninsured […]

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Swedish Medical Center Begins Patient Testing Following Scare

09 February 2016

Swedish Medical Center is encouraging the 2,900 patients who had surgery at the hospital between August 17 and January 22 to be tested for HIV and Hepatitis B and C, following an incident in one of the hospital’s operating rooms.  On January 22, a surgical technologist, who had been employed by Swedish for five months, […]

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Super Bowl Sunday Food Tips

03 February 2016

Super Bowl Sunday is the second highest food consumption day of the year in the U.S., topped only by Thanksgiving.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding all football fans and those who love them to follow a few food safety tips to avoid any “food penalties”.  GO BRONCOS!!! According to an article in Becker’s […]

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