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Global Cyberattack Hits 150 Countries

17 May 2017

One of the largest cybersecurity attacks in recent history has affected computer systems in at least 150 countries.  A flaw in Microsoft software has been used by a group called Shadow Brokers to attack computers worldwide.   Authorities are still searching for the starting point of the malware known as “WannaCry”.   Europol, the official intelligence […]

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Anthem Terminates Merger with Cigna. Cigna Responds.

17 May 2017

Anthem has officially terminated its merger agreement with Cigna following a May 11 court ruling that gave Cigna the right to walk away from the deal.  A Delaware Court of Chancery denied Anthem’s request for a preliminary injunction to bar Cigna from leaving the $54 billion merger attempt.  Through extensions of the original merger agreement […]

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Anschutz Medical Campus to Benefit from Two Gifts to Help Veterans

17 May 2017

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus will be the beneficiary of two financial gifts earmarked to help veterans with reintegration after their service to the country.  The campus will open an institute dedicated to the treatment of veterans with traumatic brain injury and mental health issue.  The $38 million gift is donation from the […]

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CHI Holdings Go Up for Sale

17 May 2017

KentuckyOne Health, a Catholic Health Initiatives hospital network, has announced plans to sell its flagship Louisville, KY-based Jewish Hospital and eight other network facilities in the metro-area.   Louisville represents KentuckyOne’s largest market.   It intends to now focus its operations in central and eastern Kentucky. Read more at KOAA News. Read more in the […]

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Aetna to Leave Exchange Markets in 2018

16 May 2017

On May 10, Aetna announced that it will exit all of the Affordable Care Act exchange markets in 2018.    The insurer cites financial losses in its individual commercial products of close to $700 million between 2014 and 2016 as the determining factor in its decision. It is not alone in its decision with three other […]

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Anthem Seeks Court Extension for Merger Efforts

10 May 2017

On Monday, May 8, Anthem petitioned the Delaware Court of Chancery to grant a 60 day extension of its current restraining order preventing Cigna from going forward with its plans to terminate the $54 billion acquisition between the two mega-insurers.  The termination deadline had been extended to April 30 prior to the original District Court […]

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Celebrate Creative Aging at Senior Expo

10 May 2017

Celebrate Creative Aging at the 27th  “Annual Salute to Seniors” expo on Saturday June 24 at the Colorado Convention Center. Over 100 exhibitors will be on hand with valuable resources and information. Each exhibitor offers services particularly applicable to older adults. The 2000 to 3000 who attend will find information about helpful resources such as […]

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New Head at FDA

10 May 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb has been confirmed as the next Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner.   In addition to heading the agency, he will be tasked with speeding up generic drug approvals emphasizing approvals for generics that would be an alternative to more expensive, complex drugs, and also tasked with addressing the opiod epidemic impacting the […]

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St. Joseph’s Gardens for Hunger Relief

10 May 2017

Volunteers from St. Joseph’s Hospital have established nine roof top garden beds to grow produce for its neighbor, Metro Caring.  In April 2015, Metro Caring added a fresh food market to its non-perishable offering  when it moved into its rebuilt hunger-relief center at 18th & Downing.  Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and others are also key […]

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SCL Health’s St. Francis Hospital – Finds New Owners

10 May 2017

Following the decision by SCL Health to close its Topeka, Kansas-base hospital, St. Francis Health, a joint venture opportunity has emerged that intends to keep the 378-bed facility open passed its projected July-2017 closing date.  The University of Kansas Health System and for-profit Ardent Health Services have created a joint venture company to acquire St. […]

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