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UCHealth in Formal Talks with Cheyenne Hospital

06 September 2017

The Board of Trustees for Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Cheyenne, Wyo. has unanimously voted to begin negotiations with UCHealth to create a management services agreement between the two organizations.  The agreement will keep CRMC independent and honor its commitment to the greater Cheyenne community. In January 2017, CRMC announced that it would be […]

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On-Average 27 Percent Hike in Individual Health Premiums for 2018

06 September 2017

The Colorado Division of Insurance has approved both the individual and small group health insurance plans for 2018.   The increase for individual-market health insurance premiums will be on- average 26.7 percent in 2018.   Actual approved  percentage changes by insurer range from an approved low of 11.5 percent for Rocky Mountain HMO, to an approved […]

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Medical School Debt Averages $180K

06 September 2017

The Journal of the American Medical Association reports that the average debt for medical school graduates has increase over the last six years by slightly more than 10 percent.  In 2010, the average debt carry forward was $161,739.  In 2016, that number has increased to $179,000. More medical students are graduating debt-free than in years […]

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Sepsis Highest Medicare Inpatient Discharge

06 September 2017

For the first time,  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) data places the cost of sepsis at the top of the list of Medicare inpatient costs.  Previously joint replacements held the top position.   Sepsis cost Medicare over $6 billion in 2015 and nationally is the cause of death for approximately 250,000 people each year. […]

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Newest UCHealth Hospital Opens

06 September 2017

On the last day of August at 7:00 am, UCHealth’s most recent new construction hospital opened its doors to the public.  Longs Peak Hospital in Longmont received its license to operate the day before from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Longs Peak Hospital is a 51 inpatient-bed facility that also offers a […]

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Centura Adds New Hospital to Its System

06 September 2017

Centura Health and Logan County Health Services in Oakley, Kan. have signed a management agreement effective September 1.    The two organizations have been partnering since 2014. The management agreement keeps the governance, authority over the hospital, and fiduciary responsibility in the hands of the Logan County Health Services board of directors.  Management and operational leadership […]

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Tracey Campbell Starts a New Chapter

30 August 2017

Tracey Campbell has accepted the CEO position at Denver-based BRIDGE Healthcare Partners.   Campbell has been involved in health care IT for close to 30 years.   In her time at the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC),  she has been both APCD director and most recently VP of strategy & business development.  Her last […]

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Good Samaritan Names Next President

30 August 2017

Jennifer Alderfer will be the next president of Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, part of the SCL Health system.   She will begin her new leadership role on September 25. Alderfer had been with the HealthONE/HCA organization since 2004.  She originally served as chief operating officer for The Medical Center of Aurora from 2004 to […]

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Centura Health’s New CEO Starts September 1

30 August 2017

The next president and CEO of Centura Health, Peter Banko, will begin his new leadership role on September 1.  For the past 16 months, Banko has served as president and chief operating officer for the network.    Before joining Centura Health, he spent nine years with one of the organization’s two founding sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives.  […]

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Alzheimer’s Study with Promising Results

30 August 2017

The University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of South Florida are conducting a joint research effort to test the effectiveness of the drug leukine on Alzheimer’s patients. The study sample is small with only 32 participants, 60 percent of which receive a placebo.  However, results indicate a rapid, positive response to the drug.  […]

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