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24 May 2017

HEALTH REFORM UPDATE:  Join us for an informative discussion about the recent state legislative session and what’s on tap for federal reform.  From the hospital provider fee to Congressional action/inaction, our distinguished panel will discuss bill highlights and what they mean for Colorado’s health care community. PANEL MEMBERS:                        […]

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Gary Campbell Will Move to New Position at Centura Health

24 May 2017

Gary Campbell, CEO of Centura Health, will step away from his current position to oversee leadership development and the optimization of health-value within the organization.   Peter Banko, president and COO, will become president and CEO when Campbell assumes his new role on September 1. Campbell is the longest tenured CEO in the company’s history, serving […]

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Colorado Seniors Ranked 4th Healthiest

24 May 2017

United Health Foundation has released survey results that place Colorado’s seniors as the 4th healthiest in the nation.   Higher levels of physical activity and low levels of obesity helped propel the state into the 4th slot.  Of interest, Colorado seniors rank themselves as healthy.   At a rate higher than any other state, more than […]

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Medical School Class of 2021 Nears Completion

24 May 2017

Dean John  Riley of the University of Colorado School of Medicine has reported in his May 15, 2017 “Dean’s Weekly Message” that the Medical School Class of 2021 is nearing completion.   183 of the 184 seats for incoming medical students are filled. The demographics of the class show:   1.   the average age of the […]

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Summit County Hospital Dealt Major Setback

24 May 2017

St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville has received disappointing news from the federal government that its loan proposal for the building of a new hospital has been put on hold.  The funding source, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has paused the project in hopes that the hospital’s financial performance improves to projections used to obtain the […]

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Colorado Hospital Part of Steward / IASIS Acquisition

24 May 2017

Boston-based Steward Health Care has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Franklin, Tenn.-based IASIS Healthcare.  The disclosed purchase price is $1.9 billion.  IASIS Healthcare has a network of 18 hospitals in six states.  Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park is part of the IASIS family.   The acquisition will double Steward Health […]

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First President Trump Budget Released

24 May 2017

President Donald Trump has submitted his proposed “2018 Budget of the U.S. Government” to Congress.  It significantly cuts a variety of health-related programs.   The $4.1 trillion budget cuts Medicaid by $610 billion and additionally takes a 20 percent cut from the Children’s Health Insurance Program.   Significant reductions are proposed for the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Colorado Third in Drug Abuse Among the States

24 May 2017

WalletHub, a Washington D.C.-based financial analytics think tank, has ranked Colorado third in the nation in drug abuse.  The District of Columbia and Vermont rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively.  WalletHub compared drug abuse statistics of Red and Blue states from their voting patterns in the 2016 Presidential election.  It found that Blue states […]

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Legislative Session Ends with Hospital Provider Fee Reclassified

17 May 2017

In a measure of bipartisanship, the first regular session of the seventy-first Colorado General Assembly closed with the passage in both chambers of an omnibus funding/redistribution bill, “Concerning the Sustainability of Rural Colorado”, SB17-267.   The wide-sweeping legislation gives money to rural schools, and infrastructure repairs.  It increases the marijuana sales tax rate to the maximum […]

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Kaiser Permanente Will Stay in ACA Exchanges in 2018

17 May 2017

Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente announced earlier this week that it will participate in the ACA health insurance exchanges next year.   With a commitment to the individual market, it intends to offer coverage options in all of the markets currently served by Kaiser around the country.    Kaiser currently operates individual exchanges in nine states including Colorado. […]

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