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Modern Healthcare Names 15 “Up & Comers” for 2017 – One Coloradan Recognized

For the 31st year, Modern Healthcare has selected a handful of  young executives who are making a difference in healthcare administration, management or policy.  The 2017 list of “Up & Comers” has recognized 15 leaders under the age of 40 who are making a difference.  Colorado has one of these rising stars. Dr. Brian Davidson, […]

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SCL Health’s Interim CEO Made Permanent

Following a national search, SCL Health has selected Lydia Jumonville as the non-profit’s next chief executive officer.  She has been serving as Interim CEO since April of this year.  Before being tapped as the interim CEO, Jumonville  was the corporation’s CFO for seven years. Prior to her time at SCL Health, she served as senior […]

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New CEO at Avista Adventist Hospital

Centura Health has announced the selection of Jillyan McKinney as the next CEO of Avista Adventist Hospital in Louisville.  Prior to joining Avista, McKinney served as the vice president of operations at Florida Hospital, a Seventh Day Adventists hospital system with facilities in Orlando, Tampa & Dayton Beach, Florida. Former Avista CEO, Dennis Barts, retired […]

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Bennet Co-sponsors Bill to Add Public Option to Exchanges for Rural Americans

Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have introduced a bill, the Medicare-X Choice Act, that would add a public option to ACA exchanges to benefit rural communities throughout the nation.  It would be available to counties with one or no plans from which to selection coverage. The bill is intended to initially provide […]

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Pueblo to Gain Second Kaiser Facility

Kaiser Permanente Colorado has announced plans to open a second medical office building on the south side of Pueblo.  The new facility, “Pueblo South Medical Offices” will be located on a three-acre plot at the intersection of Acero Avenue and Pueblo Blvd.  The 8,200 sq.ft. facility is scheduled to be completed in early 2018. Kaiser […]

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Maria Terry Moves to IMA

IMA, Inc. has announced the selection of Maria Terry as its next vice president and healthcare practice leader.  Terry comes to the position with more than 40 years of experience in the industry, most recently with Lockton Denver. Terry is a past president of “Colorado Healthcare Associated Risk Managers”.    She was honored in 2016 […]

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Novartis to Close Manufacturing Plant in Colorado

Basel, Switzerland-based Novartis has announced that it will close its Broomfield manufacturing plant over the next two years.  The move will layoff close to 450 employees. The company has experienced a slump in its generic drug market and intends to downsize those facilities dedicated to their manufacture.  Novartis intends to redirect its production efforts  to  […]

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Senators Work to Reinstate Federal Payments to Insurers

With mounting opposition already at work,  a bipartisan deal was negotiated on October 17 in the Senate Health Committee to stabilize aspects of the Affordable Care Act marketplace.  Paramount in the compromise was the reinstatement of health insurance subsidies to insurers to offset a portion of individual premiums for consumers.   The deal also allows states […]

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SCL Health and Lyft Partner to Transport Patients

SCL Health and Lyft, the ridesharing company, have signed a letter of agreement to provide a transportation alternative to non-emergency patients without the means to get to appointments. The program will initially serve SCL Health’s hospitals in metro Denver and accompanying clinics.  The program intends to expand these transportation services to other locations as needed. […]

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Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work” – Two Colorado Companies on List

Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work in Healthcare” is celebrating its 10th year of recognizing outstanding employers across the country.   Two Colorado Companies have been honored with inclusion in this year’s rankings. Grand Junction-based HopeWest has been honored for the third year in a row with inclusion in the “2017 Best Places to Work in […]

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