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WebMD to be Acquired by KKR

26 July 2017

The private-equity firm, KKR, has announced plans to acquire online health information provider, WebMD Health, for $2.8 billion.  WebMD Health’s websites include WebMD.com, Medscape.com and MedicineNet.com. WebMD was founded more than twenty years ago and has become the most popular consumer health information website with close to 70 million unique hits per month. The deal […]

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New CEO at St. Anthony North Health Campus

26 July 2017

Centura Health has announced the promotion of Kevin Jenkins to president and CEO at St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster.  He has been with Centura Health for five years serving in a variety of leadership roles.  Most recently he was vice president of operations and interim CEO for St. Anthony North. Before joining St. […]

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Three Colo. Hospital IT Leaders Nationally Recognized

26 July 2017

Becker’s Healthcare has released its inaugural edition of “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know”.  Three Colorado IT hospital leaders have made the list.  The recipients have distinguished themselves based on new projects they are piloting within their hospitals and on recognitions they’ve earned for their accomplishments. The three Colorado honorees are:  1.  Bart Butzine  – […]

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Corporate CEO Change at Lockton, Inc.

26 July 2017

Glenn Spencer, President & CEO of Kansas City-based Lockton, Inc., has resigned effective immediately.  Spencer has served as CEO for less than three months having taken over the position on May 1 from John Lumelleau who retired following 12 years of service in the role.  Spencer had been with Lockton, Inc. since 2005 and most […]

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Thiry Ends Speculation on Gubernatorial Run

26 July 2017

Kent Thiry, CEO of DaVita, Inc., has announced that he will not run in the crowded field of Republicans vying for a shot at the Governor’s Office in 2018.  In a statement, he said that the timing was not right.  His statement did not rule out a run at a later date. Thiry was not […]

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Denver City Council To Decide on Bond Package for November Ballot

26 July 2017

In mid-August, Denver City Council will determine if the currently proposed $937 million bond package will be on the November ballot and also what projects will be up for voter approval. The omnibus package contains projects in transportation, parks and recreation, cultural facilities, public safety, and public facilities.  $75 million would be used to cover […]

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Connect for Health Colorado Audit Completed

26 July 2017

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado has been completed for the State Legislative Audit Committee.  The audit shows that the state-run marketplace is narrowing the gap needed to become financially self-sufficient compared to findings in the exchange’s last audit in 2014.  Expenses have been reduced by $18.5 million between 2015 and 2017 and revenue […]

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Senate Takes Up ACA Repeal & Replace

26 July 2017

Two key Senate votes took place on Tuesday, July 25, and two on Wednesday that may portend the future of the Affordable Care Act.  The Senate narrowly passed a resolution to take up a debate on the future of the ACA.  The 51-50 vote required Vice President Mike Pence’s yea to break the tie. Later […]

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Commissioner Salazar Appointed to New Position

19 July 2017

Governor Hickenlooper has announced the appointment of Insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar as the State’s next executive director of the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).  In her new position, she will oversee all nine divisions that fall within DORA.  She replaces Joe Neguse who resigned to run for Congress. Commissioner Salazar has headed the Insurance […]

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Centura Exec. Moves to Children’s Hospital Colorado

19 July 2017

Children’s Hospital Colorado has recruited Dana Moore to serve as the hospital’s next senior vice president and CIO.  Moore has more than 20 years of health care financial management experience.   He comes to the position from Centura Health were he was senior vice president and CIO.  In that leadership role, he oversaw the development and […]

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