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MEETING OF INTEREST: “Defining the Future of Health Care: Innovation Through Integration”

19 July 2017

Dr. Susan Turney, chief executive officer at Marshfield Clinic Health System, returns to Denver to share her experiences and thought on “Defining the Future of Health Care: Innovation through Integration”.    Marshfield Clinic Health System is the largest private group medical practice in Wisconsin and one of the largest in the country, representing more than 700 […]

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Individual Market Premium Requests Up Over 25 Percent

19 July 2017

The Division of Insurance released information on next year’s open enrollment offerings.  Insurers have submitted requests that on-average increase “individual market”  premiums by close to 27 percent.  These increases are for the individual market and are not indicative of employer sponsored insurance rate increases.   Rural & western slope premium requests showed an even higher […]

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Name Suggested for Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Aurora

19 July 2017

A name for the new Veterans Affairs medical center on the eastern boundary of the Anschutz Medical Campus has been suggested by lawmakers.  Both Senators and our seven U.S. House delegates have sent a letter of agreement that the new facility be named: “Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center”.   The request is in process. The […]

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Penrose Hospital Names New Chief Administrative Officer

19 July 2017

Lonnie Cramer has been promoted to chief administrative officer at Penrose Hospital in Colorado Springs.  Cramer comes to the position with more than 25 years of operational health care experience beginning his health care career in the U.S. Army. He has been with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services since 2007.  Most recently he has served at […]

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Centura Health and Keefer Hosp. Sign contract

19 July 2017

Centura Health and Keefe Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne Wells, Colo. have entered into an affiliation agreement to enhance care options for local residents.  The agreement will give the 25-bed hospital access to Centura Health’s network of providers and services while keeping its independence.  The two organizations have collaborated since 2009 following the signing of a […]

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Senate “Repeal-and-Delay” Vote – Dead in the Water

19 July 2017

Majority Leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell, was dealt another blow earlier in the week when his alternative to “Better Care Reconciliation Act”, a “repeal-and-delay” vote could not mustard the votes needed for passage. On Tuesday, July 18, three moderate Republicans, Sens. Shelley Moore Capito (W.V.), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) announced that they could […]

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DaVita Subsidiary Announces New CMO

12 July 2017

Lifeline Vascular Access, a subsidiary of DaVita Inc., has announced the selection of David Mahoney, MD as its next chief medical officer.  Dr. Mahoney has been a practicing nephrologist for 24 years and most recently served as group medical director for DaVita Kidney Care. Lifeline Vascular Access is a management company that serves providers of […]

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Former Univ. of Colorado Hospital CFO Lands Top Position

12 July 2017

Former CFO of University of Colorado Hospital, Pete McCanna, will be the first to fill a newly created “Office of the President” position at Baylor Scott & White Health.   The health system is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and was formed from the 2013 merger between Baylor Health Care System and Scott […]

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“Most Wired” Hospitals in Colorado

12 July 2017

Eight Colorado hospitals and health systems have been recognized as “Most Wired” in Hospitals & Health Network’s 19th edition of the Most Wired Survey.  The survey found that most hospitals have shifted from acquiring the technology to actually integrating the IT into the inner workings of the hospital and as a resource to enhance patient […]

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2016 Annual Report from The Colorado Trust

12 July 2017

The 20016 Annual Report for The Colorado Trust is available at the link below.  2016 was the second year for the foundation’s “Community Partnerships” program that empowers local communities to develop health equity strategies uniquely designed for their own area of the State.   Also included is a report on the 2016 grants awarded and accompanying […]

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