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American Medical Response to be Sold for $2.4 Billion

09 August 2017

Greenwood Village-based Envision Healthcare has signed a definitive agreement to sell its ambulance subsidiary, American Medical Response, to New York buyout firm KKR & Co. for an estimated $2.4 billion. KKR currently holds Texas-based Air Medical Group Holdings.  The two companies will be merged to form an integrated medical transportation enterprise.   The combined company anticipates […]

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Best Hospitals within Colorado According to the U.S. News Survey

09 August 2017

The U.S. News & World Report national hospital survey also ranks hospitals within each state based on the number of national specialty rankings and merit rankings by procedures/conditions in which each has excelled.  The top twelve Colorado Hospitals in order by number of ranked and high performing specialties are: University of Colorado Hospital   Aurora – […]

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President Trump’s Surgeon General Pick Approved

09 August 2017

On August 3, the U.S. Senate has approved the appointment of Dr. Jerome Adams as the twentieth Surgeon General of the United States.  He hails from Vice President Mike Pence’s state of Indiana and was appointed health commissioner in October 2014 by then-Governor Pence.  Dr. Adams is a board certified Anesthesiologist. Dr. Adams is the […]

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Colorado Hospitals Among Nation’s Best in U.S. News & World Report Survey

09 August 2017

The University of Colorado Hospital has been ranked #15 in the nation in this year’s edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Ranking”.   University of Colorado Hospital was nationally ranked in 11 specialties.  This is a five slot improvement from last year when it was ranked as #20 in the nation and is […]

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Colorado’s Health Care Ranks 13th in Nation

09 August 2017

Colorado ranks in the 13th position among the states for best health care based on a recent WalletHub survey.  The analysis measured availability of care, value and outcomes to determine the rankings. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.  Hawaii topped the list […]

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Lockton Heir Tries Hand as Restaurateur

09 August 2017

Steve Lockton, executive vice president for Mountain West states for Lockton Companies has opened a restaurant at the corner of 17th Avenue and Franklin Street in Uptown.   Jack’s Uptown Grille is located in the space formerly held by Parallel 17 restaurant. Jack’s Uptown Grille is named for Steve’s father and founder of Lockton Companies, the […]

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Bipartisan Proposal to Improve ACA Announced by House

02 August 2017

Earlier this week, a coalition of House of Representative lawmakers released a series of proposals that would repair some of the problems that exist within the Affordable Care Act.   Coined the “Problem Solvers Caucus”, the contingent  is  made up of  approximately 40 Representative equally split between both parties and co-chaired by Reps. Tom Reed (R-NY) […]

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Lt. Gov. Actively Explores Gubernatorial Run

02 August 2017

During a ceremony celebrating Colorado’s 140th anniversary of statehood on August 1,  Lt. Governor Donna Lynne officially announced that she is seriously exploring a run for the Governorship of Colorado.  Governor Hickenlooper is term-limited after his current term is up. Lt. Gov. Lynne  was sworn into office in May, 2016, replacing then Lt. Gov. Joe […]

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Aspen Valley Hospital CFO Retires

02 August 2017

Terry Collins, CFO of Aspen Valley Hospital, retired effective August 1.  He has served the hospital as CFO since 2004 and has overseen the financing of two of the three phases of the hospital’s redevelopment plan.  The third phase should be completed by the end of the year. Next in line to serve as CFO […]

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Centura Health Adds to Network

02 August 2017

Centura Health continues to expand the reach of its network, announcing Monday that it has signed a management agreement with Goodland Regional Medical Center in Goodland, Kansas.  The contract will begin on September 1.   Centura Health will provide management and leadership services as well as access to resources of the Centura Health Network. Goodland […]

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