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UCHealth & Steamboat Springs Hospital in Merger Talks

08 March 2017

UCHealth and Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) in Steamboat Springs are in the due diligence phase of negotiations with the intent of merging the two organizations.   YVMC had announced plans in July, 2016 to seek a front-range hospital partner as part of its long range strategic plan for the hospital.  At that time, the intent […]

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Rocky Mountain Health Plans & UnitedHealthcare – Unite

08 March 2017

Eight months after first announced, the merger between UnitedHealthcare and Grand Junction-based Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) was officially sealed on March 2, 2017.    UnitedHealthcare will pay $36 million for RMHP.    As a nonprofit at the time of sale, proceeds will be funneled to Rocky Mountain Health Plans Foundation to support its missions. The merger […]

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Five Colo. Hospitals among Truven Health Analytics- “2017- 100 Top Hospitals”

08 March 2017

Five Colorado hospitals have been included in the 2017 edition of Truven Health Analytics’ “100 Top Hospitals”.   The survey stratifies hospitals by five peer comparison groups:  major teaching, teaching, large community, medium community, and small community hospitals. This year’s recognitions went to University of Colorado Hospital – Aurora in the major teaching category;  Poudre Valley […]

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Penrose-St. Francis Plan for Larger New Campus Footprint

08 March 2017

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is in negotiations with Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. to purchase for $5.2 million,  its asphalt plant near the proposed site of a third Penrose-St. Francis medical campus.  The new hospital will be located at the northeast corner of Centennial Boulevard and Fillmore Street atop Fillmore hill in northwestern Colorado Springs. Anticipating […]

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Centura Health Honored for Tele-concussion Program

08 March 2017

Centura Health has been awarded the 2017 Patient-Centered Innovation Award from the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians for its tele-concussion program. Centura Health under the direction of Dr. Rocky Khosla, a family physician with specialized sports medicine and brain injury credentials,  has developed a virtual concussion evaluation program and accompanying education program to serve rural […]

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Banner Health Hospital CEO Position Changes Hands

08 March 2017

Banner Health has announced that the head of Sterling Regional MedCenter, Jeff Shelton, has left his CEO position.  He had been with the medical center since 2015. He will be replaced on an interim bases by Banner Health veteran of 25 years, Linda Thorpe.  She currently serves as chief executive officer at East Morgan County […]

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In Memoriam: Dr. Thomas Starzl

08 March 2017

Dr. Thomas E. Starzl, known as “the father of modern transplantation” for his groundbreaking work at the University of Colorado performing  liver transplants, passed away at 90 years of age at his home in Pittsburgh.   Dr. Starzl performed the first human liver transplant in 1963 and the first successful human liver transplant in 1967, both […]

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COO Named for Two UCHealth Hospitals

01 March 2017

UCHealth has announced the selection of Yvonne Rockwood to be the COO for its two northern Colorado hospitals, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, and Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.  Rockwood comes to UCHealth from Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente where she was the corporate executive director for Kaiser’s Colorado facilities.  Prior to that, […]

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Three Colo. Orgs. among Becker’s “2017 Great Places to Work”

01 March 2017

Three Colorado healthcare organizations are included in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2017 national edition of “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare”.    UCHealth and DaVita HealthCare Partners were recognized once again.  Both were included in the 2016 edition of the list.  New to the list is the Denver-based, national Association of periOperative Registered Nurses. UCHealth was […]

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Community Health Partnership Names New CEO

01 March 2017

The Board of Directors of Community Health Partnership has unanimously selected Aimee Cox to be the organizations next chief executive officer.  She comes to the position from a lengthy career in public service.  She currently serves as Community Development Manager for the City of Colorado Springs.  She will begin her new position on April 3, […]

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