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First Bill on Governor’s Desk Keeps Out-of-State Nurses on the Payroll

17 January 2018

Colorado Lawmakers raced to pass and get to the Governor’s desk for signing a measure that will allow nurses with licenses from one of 25 other states to practice their trade in Colorado without a Colorado state license.  Lawmakers needed to legally change the current compact, Nurse Licensure Compact, to the new agreement being signed […]

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UnitedHealthcare Adds New VP

17 January 2018

UnitedHealthcare has hired Mark Olson as the organization’s next vice president of key account management for the Colorado and Wyoming markets.  He replaces Marc Neely who became president & CEO of the Colorado and Wyoming markets at UnitedHealthcare late last summer. Olson comes to Colorado from UnitedHealthcare of Arizona where he served in the same […]

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Four Percent Decline in Connect for Health Colorado Enrollment

17 January 2018

Connect for Health Colorado announced that it had enrolled 165,777 Coloradans in a medical insurance  plan for 2018 through the close of Open Enrollment on January 12.  This represents a decline of 4 percent from 2017 enrollment figures for a sign up period that was 22 days shorter this year than last. Connect for Health […]

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VA Hospital Sets Opening Date

17 January 2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs has set August 11, 2018 as the opening date for its new Aurora Hospital.  Eight years in construction, the new hospital will have a price tag that is triple original project estimates.  The hospital is now expected to cost nearly $1.7 billion. The 12-building, 1.2 million-sq.ft.,  state-of-the-art medical campus  is […]

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New VP of Medicaid Programs at PHP

17 January 2018

Elizabeth Baskett has been promoted to vice president of Medicaid programs at Physician Health Partners (PHP).   Baskett has more than 15 years of experience in health care policy innovation and delivery system transformation including a role as senior associate director for policy at the American Hospital Association in Washington, D.C.   She also lead Medicaid […]

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After 12 Years at CHI, Tanya Arthur Moves On

17 January 2018

Tanya Arthur has begun a new position as senior vice president, chief information officer at Summa Health in Akron, Ohio.   Summa Health is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Arthur was previously with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) for twelve years.  She began her career at CHI in 2005 as regional […]

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Community Hospital Names New COO & CNO

17 January 2018

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has appointed Carolle Anne Banville as its next chief operating officer.  She will also take on the chief nursing officer position with the facility. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Banville comes to her new position from UCHealth Anschutz Medical Campus where she served as director of trauma […]

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Nate Olson Returns to Colorado

10 January 2018

Nate Olson has accepted the president and chief executive officer position at Rocky Mountain Health Care Services in Colorado Springs.  A native of Colorado, Olson has spent a good portion of his 33 year career in finance and healthcare in the State.  He served as CEO at Centura/St. Francis Medical Center, Centura/St. Thomas More Hospital, […]

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Tomorrow – Deadline for Individual Health Insurance on the Colorado Exchange for 2018

10 January 2018

Friday, January 12, is the deadline for individuals to sign up for 2018 coverage on the Colorado health insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado.   Last Monday, the exchange recorded more than 158,000 plan selections nearing the all time high set last year of 176,000 participants.  If the trend holds, the exchange will see a 2 […]

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UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central Applies for Level 1 Trauma Designation

10 January 2018

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs has applied to become a Level 1 Trauma hospital.  It currently is designated a Trauma 2 facility.  The hospital is to undergo a site inspection next week, January 15 and 16.    Approval for the change could be issued as early as April, 2018. The Level 1 Trauma designation […]

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