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UCHealth & Steamboat Springs Hospital in Merger Talks

UCHealth and Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) in Steamboat Springs are in the due diligence phase of negotiations with the intent of merging the two organizations.   YVMC had announced plans in July, 2016 to seek a front-range hospital partner as part of its long range strategic plan for the hospital.  At that time, the intent […]

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Penrose-St. Francis Plan for Larger New Campus Footprint

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is in negotiations with Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. to purchase for $5.2 million,  its asphalt plant near the proposed site of a third Penrose-St. Francis medical campus.  The new hospital will be located at the northeast corner of Centennial Boulevard and Fillmore Street atop Fillmore hill in northwestern Colorado Springs. Anticipating […]

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New Outpatient Medical Center for Cherry Creek

The Cherry Creek neighborhood will be home to a state-of-the-art outpatient medical facility offering both primary care and ambulatory surgery in late 2018.   The new 89,000 sq.ft. facility will be located at 100 Cook Street and will include four levels of underground parking.  The medical center will be designed to provide primary care and […]

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SCL Health Opens Doors to New Hospital

SCL Health is accepting patients at its newest facility, SCL Health Community Hospital-Northglenn.  Located at 11900 Grant St. (near the intersection of I-25 and 120th Avenue in Northglenn), the new facility offers state-of-the-art medical technology and expanded physician practices to the community. The hospital is a joint venture between SCL Health and Woodlands, Texas-based Emerus, […]

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DaVita HealthCare Partners Acquires Mountain View Medical Group

DaVita Healthcare Partners has finalized the acquisition of Colorado Springs-based Mountain View Medical Group.  Acquisition plans were announced in the spring of 2016.   Mountain View Medical Group, an independent physician group, is the second largest in the Colorado Springs region and serves over 80,000 patients and their families at 14 different facilities around the Pikes […]

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Pharmacy Giants Agree to Downsize to Close $9.4 Billion Deal

In an effort to close the $9.4 billion purchase of Rite Aid by Walgreens in early 2017,  the second largest pharmacist in the country will sell 865 Rite Aid stores to a rival retailer.  The purchaser, Memphis-based Fred’s, is a general merchandise discount store with in-store pharmacies located primarily in the Southeastern section of the […]

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Memorial North Earns Official Level III Trauma Designation

Memorial Hospital North (MHN), part of the UCHealth System, has received its official accreditation as a Level III Trauma program following a review earlier in the month.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had granted MHN provisional Level III Trauma status a year ago.  Its review found no deficiencies during this recent survey. […]

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Envision Healthcare and AmSurg Merger Complete

Greenwood Village-based Envision Healthcare has completed its merger with Nashville-based Ansurg on December 1, 2016.  The all-stock, tax free merger creates a new company named Envision Healthcare Corp., with a combined market capitalization of approximately $10 billion. Envision Healthcare Corp. will now be headquartered in both Greenwood Village and Nashville.  In addition to the New […]

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St. Francis Medical Center Expansion Delayed

As merger discussions begin between Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), plans for the start of a $100 million expansion of St. Francis Medical Center in northeast Colorado Springs have been delayed.  When CHI announced the project expansion in September 2015, work was to have commenced this fall but plans now call for a […]

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UCHealth and Renowned Sports-medicine Clinic Join Forces

UCHealth announced it has acquired the Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver, a deal that will add seven surgeons and additional providers to the faculty of the CU School of Medicine’s Orthopedics Department and CU Sports Medicine.  The Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver currently has locations in Lone Tree, Greenwood Village, and Vail.   The Vail clinic is not part of […]

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