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A Change at the Top at Banner

20 September 2017

Arizona-based Banner Health has announced that longtime president of the Western Division, Jim Ferando, will retire at the end of January 2018.  Ferando has served as president of Banner’s Western Division since 2007.  The division encompasses facilities in six states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. He will be replaced by Margo Karsten.  Karsten […]

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CHI’s Operating Loss Grows – Colorado Region Strong

20 September 2017

In their Annual Report dated June 30, 2017, Catholic Health Initiatives reported a $585.2 million operating loss for FY 2017.   The loss was up more than $200 million from the same period in 2016.  Yet, the corporation’s non-operating income of $713.6 million resulted in an overall net surplus of $128.4 million.  This represents a significant […]

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CEO Change at Montrose Memorial Hospital

20 September 2017

Montrose Memorial Hospital has announced a change in leadership.  The hospital’s CEO Steve Hannah abruptly resigned his position last week.  He had served as the CEO of Montrose Memorial since 2014. In his place the Board of Directors has hired Cindy Bradley, a 30 year veteran of healthcare administration.  She will replace Hannah as interim […]

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Colorado Receives $2.9 million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

20 September 2017

Colorado clinics have received $2.9 million from a federal grant program designed to address the opioid epidemic facing the nation.   The grant program is overseen by the U.S. Federal Health Resources and Services Administration, a division of HHS.   On September 14, HRSA awarded more than $200 million to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health […]

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Anthem’s New Imaging Policy

20 September 2017

Anthem has recently announced that it will no longer pay for MRIs and CT scans performed in a hospital as an outpatient service.  Clients will be required to seek those services from a free-standing imaging center.  The change in policy comes as a cost-savings move by the mega-insurer. The policy began in Colorado along with […]

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Walgreens / Rite Aid Deal Still On

20 September 2017

Following years of negotiations on September 19, the Federal Trade Commission gave its approval to Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens Boots Alliance to move forward with its revised plan to acquire more than 1,900 Rite Aid Stores as an alternative to a complete takeover of the  3rd largest drug store giant. The FTC rejected the original takeover […]

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Employer Sponsored Health Insurance – Modest Premium Increase

20 September 2017

Employer-sponsored health insurance for families is anticipated to experience a 3 percent increase in premiums in the coming year.  This is the sixth year in a row for such a modest increase.  The Kaiser Family Foundation Health Research & Educational Trust annually surveys employers to determine the impact of health benefits on their bottom-lines. The […]

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Two Colorado Health Systems Ranked Among Top Five

20 September 2017

Two health systems with a presence in Colorado are included in SK&A’s ranking of the top five integrated health systems in the nation.  The SK&A market insights report published in August of this year reviews 25 national health systems.  Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives is ranked in the number 3 position with a total facility count […]

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Banner to Add Up to 1,000 Positions Across System

13 September 2017

Banner Health has announced that it seeks to fill more than 1,000 positions across its six state system including jobs in Colorado.  With 31 hospitals and accompanying clinics & specialized service facilities in the Banner Health system, medical positions dominate the openings and include full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. Over the last year, Banner Health […]

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In Memoriam – Dr. Bob Brittain

13 September 2017

Physician, surgeon, educator and medical risk management innovator, Dr. Robert (Bob) Brittain passed away in Ojai, California on September 1.  He was 88 at the time of his passing.  Following is medical training and military service, Dr. Brittain moved to Colorado to complete his surgical residency and establish a successful surgery practice in Denver.  He […]

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