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C.J. Moore Retires after 20+ Years at Kaiser

C.J. Moore, director of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente – Southern Colorado, will officially retire as of tomorrow, December 15.  When Kaiser Permanente decided to expand into Southern Colorado, she was one of their first employees.  She began her career with the corporation in May 1997 and has been the face of Kaiser Permanente in […]

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Colorado Community Health Alliance & Health First Colorado Join Forces

The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has selected Colorado Community Health Alliance as the designated Regional Accountable Entity in an eight county area for Health First Colorado (the state’s Medicaid program).  The partnership will be an active player in the next phase of Colorado’s Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) program set to begin […]

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UCHealth Acquires Two Hospitals and 17 Freestanding ERs

UCHealth has acquired full ownership of two hospitals and 17 freestanding emergency rooms from its former partner.  Since the spring of 2015, Lewisville, Texas-based Adeptus Health and UCHealth have collaborated on the acquisition/operation of these Colorado properties with UCHealth holding the majority interest. In April of this year, Adeptus Health filed for Chapter 11 federal […]

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Pam Braun Accepts New Challenge

Pam Braun has accepted a new position with Bright Health as the director of network operations.   She brings close to 30 years of network management experience to the new role.  She most recently served as director, network management at UnitedHealth Group. Founded in 2016, Minneapolis-based , individual health insurer, Bright Health, first entered the Colorado […]

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Leapfrog Group out with “2017 Top Hospitals” List

The Leapfrog Group released its “2017 Top Hospitals” roster.  Five Colorado hospitals were among the 109 hospitals recognized on this year’s national survey.  The three honored in the General Hospital category were:  Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver,  Medical Center of Aurora, and North Suburban Medical Center in Thornton.  Two hospitals were recognized in the […]

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Denver Orthopedic Surgeon Internationally Recognized

Dr. Jason Jennings, orthopedic surgeon at Colorado Joint Replacement, has been selected as one of four “2017 Insall Traveling Fellows”.    The fellowship recognizes some of the most qualified, international orthopedic surgeons and gives them the opportunity to travel around North America for a month to share ideas and techniques with other joint surgeons. The education […]

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Banner Expands Medical Imaging Partnership

Banner Health has announced that it has expanded its relationship with Radiology Imaging Associates to include three more Banner Health medical centers.  Radiology Imaging Associates currently holds the medical imaging contract with North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley and Banner Medical Group clinics across northern Colorado. The three new facilities include:  Banner Fort Collins Medical […]

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HHS Pilot Program to Share Hospital Release Info with Pharmacists et al

The Office of Inspector General for HHS has given permission for a pilot program designed to share discharge information with a consortium of medical professionals to aid in the creation of post hospitalization care plans.  The pilot program will team up pharmacists, a trade association, a Medicare Advantage plan and a hospital system to create […]

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Optum to Buy DaVita Medical Group

In a joint news release, the Optum Division of UnitedHealth Group has announced its intentions to acquire the DaVita Medical Group, a division of DaVita Inc.  The cash purchase price is set at $4.9 billion.   DaVita has expressed an interest in using a portion of the purchase price to buy back stock.  Pending regulatory approval, […]

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50 Percent Drop in Teen Pregnancies Over Last Eight Years

Officials from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced in late November that the teen pregnancy rate in Colorado has dropped by a staggering 54 percent and the teen abortion rate by 64 percent since the implementation eight years ago of a no or low-cost contraception program. The teen-pregnancy prevention program is available […]

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