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Kindred Offers Monetary Incentives to Fill Nursing Positions

08 November 2017

According to the National Center for Health Workforce Analysis, Colorado is projected to have a deficit of about 17,000 registered and licensed practical nurses by 2025.  Hospital systems and nursing programs around the state are partnering to find ways to encourage students to follow a nursing career path in hopes of warding off this anticipated […]

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CHIP Funding Bill Passes House

08 November 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a funding re-authorization bill to extend for an additional five years the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the federal program that subsidizes health insurance for both children from low-income families and for low-income pregnant women. Funding for the  program expired at the end of September and has put […]

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Leapfrog Out with Hospital Grades for Safety

08 November 2017

Eighteen Colorado hospitals have received an “A” grade for safety on the fall report card from national watchdog analyst, The Leapfrog Group.   The high number of acute-care hospitals receiving “A” grades places Colorado among the top 10 nationally for safety.  Two Denver hospitals, Porter Adventist Hospital and Rose Medical Center have received an “A” grade […]

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Centura Health Receives Grant to Address Social Determinants Affecting Patient Health

08 November 2017

Centura Health is one of three health systems to receive funding from its sponsor, Catholic Health Initiatives, to address the social determinants that impact a patient’s health.   The program will be set at the primary care level and will emphasize a holistic approach to primary care that will include the introduction of community health workers […]

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DaVita Considers Future of Its Managed Care Business

08 November 2017

Denver-based DaVita, Inc. is taking steps to adjust its managed care business following another down quarter for DaVita Medical Group.  The division saw a third-quarter operating loss of $5 million attributed in part to higher than expected medical care expenditures.   The DaVita Medical Group has been an under-performing division of the corporation for some time. […]

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Arc of Colorado has a New Leader

08 November 2017

As of today, November 9, the new executive director for Arc of Colorado is Christiano Sosa.  He comes to the position from years of involvement with philanthropic organizations including leadership roles with The Denver Foundation, Mi Casa Resource Center, and the Northern Colorado AIDS Project. Arc of Colorado is the private not-for-profit, statewide organization dedicated […]

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CVS to Buy Aetna? – Rumors Abound

01 November 2017

Although both parties are silent, it is speculated that CVS Health Corp. is interested in buying health insurer giant, Aetna.  It has been confirmed that the two companies are in conversation over a potential deal.  CVS currently provides pharmacy benefit services to Aetna and has recently negotiated a PBM contract with Anthem scheduled to begin […]

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CEO at Rose Medical Center to Step Down

01 November 2017

Kenneth Feiler, President & CEO of Rose Medical Center, is stepping down from his leadership role.  He has been in the CEO position at Rose, a HealthONE facility, for 21 years and has decided to change course by concentrating on other career paths including executive development and teaching.  Feiler has served in hospital leadership roles […]

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Colorado Lawmakers Endorse Measures to Curb Opioid Abuse

01 November 2017

Earlier this week, a bipartisan, joint committee of Colorado lawmakers introduced a series of bill that are designed to address the opioid crisis in the State.  The interim committee has agreed upon six bills that it will introduce during the next General Assembly that begins in January.  The proposed new legislation has been under review […]

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St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center to Close NICU & Birthing Center

01 November 2017

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center in Pueblo has been delivering and caring for babies for 135 years.  Hospital leadership has announced that as of December 15 the facility will no longer offer this service to Pueblo families.  This follows on the heels of the closing in August of its acute impatient rehabilitation unit. A spokesperson from […]

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