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Denver Health Buys Land for Future Clinic Near DIA

14 June 2017

To guarantee that it will have a spot when the time is right, Denver Health has purchased a 3.5-acre plot south of DIA.   The land is located on Tower Road in the eastern most suburb of Denver, Green Valley Ranch.  The purchase price was $1.7 million.  A date has not been set for construction to […]

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Cerner Awarded Another Federal EHR Contract

14 June 2017

Without a bidding process, the Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a contract to Kansas City-based Cerner Corp. to develop the department’s next generation electronic health records system.  Cerner currently holds a 10-year, $4.3 billion Department of Defence EHR contract, MHS Genesis. The U.S. Department of Veterans Services will continue to use Epic Systems for […]

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Name Change and Acquisition for New-comer Melody Health

14 June 2017

Incorporated in 2015, new-comer to the health insurance market in Colorado, Melody Health, has both changed its name and finalized the acquisition of Alamosa-based Colorado Choice Health.  The Colorado Division of Insurance and the State Attorney General granted regulatory approval for the acquisition and the insurer closed the deal on June 1.  Colorado Choice Health […]

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93.4 Percent of Students Up-to-date on Vaccinations

14 June 2017

The Colorado Department of Health has released results of a survey on vaccination data for students during the 2016-2017 school year.  The survey found that 93.4 percent of students had received the recommended immunizations suggested by the Health Department. Fourteen schools had a 100 percent vaccination rate.  Adams 14 School District in Commerce City had […]

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Five Southeastern Hospitals Partner

14 June 2017

Five hospitals in southeastern Colorado have announced a partnership designed to improve the quality of health care in their region and to keep that care local.   The partnership called BridgeCare Health Network, will share best practices data, and use physician collaborations to achieve its goals.  The network has been in its planning stage for two […]

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Four Suburban SCL Hospitals Sold to Arizona-based Trust

07 June 2017

Four community hospitals operated by SCL Health and joint venture partner Emerus have been sold to Scottsdale-based Healthcare Trust of America.  In November 2013, SCL Health  announced plans to partner with Woodlands, Texas-based Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, to build and operate four free-standing, inpatient hospitals around the metro-area.  Over the […]

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Colorado Hospital Association Launches Opioid Research Effort

07 June 2017

The Colorado Hospital Association has launched one of the largest opioid research projects in the United States with the help of eight Colorado hospitals.  Each of the hospitals and three free-standing emergency departments will implement the “2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines” established by the American College of Emergency Physicians and its Colorado Chapter.  The […]

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Medical Director for Rose Medical Group

07 June 2017

Dr. Scott Joy has accepted the position of Medical Director for Rose Medical Group and will serve on the Board of RMG/RIHN. Dr. Joy has practiced in Colorado for five years at Uptown Primary Care on the Presbyterian/St. Luke’s campus.  He will share his time with both organizations.  He is also a professor of clinical […]

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Key Dates on “Connect for Health Colorado” Calendar

07 June 2017

Kevin Patterson, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado, has shared information on 2018’s Open Enrollment.  Dates of interest include:  June 19 – deadline for insurers to submit plans and premiums for 2018 to the Division of Insurance (DOI).   July 14 –  Proposed plans and premiums are announced to the public.  August 4  –  Public comment […]

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Centura Health & DispatchHealth Expand Partnership

07 June 2017

Centura Health and DispatchHealth have expanded their partnership with care teams serving both Colorado Springs and Boulder County.  This brings to six the number of mobile health delivery teams along the front range. The two organizations launched their partnership in October 2015 in the metro area.  The joint venture is a new take on the […]

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