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Go Ahead Given for UCCS Sports Medicine Center

The University of Colorado Regents have approved a proposal to spend $61.4 million on a sports medicine and performance center on the CU campus in Colorado Springs.  The new facility, William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, will be part of the City of Champions project. The center will be the first of its […]

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UCHealth and YVMC Sign Partnership

On June 7, UCHealth and Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat Springs signed their partnership agreement to integrate services between the two organizations.  The new arrangement involves a complex integration which  includes profit sharing with other UCHealth hospitals and YVMC hospital staff becoming UCHealth employees. UCHealth has made a financial commitment to YVMC as part […]

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Denver Health Buys Land for Future Clinic Near DIA

To guarantee that it will have a spot when the time is right, Denver Health has purchased a 3.5-acre plot south of DIA.   The land is located on Tower Road in the eastern most suburb of Denver, Green Valley Ranch.  The purchase price was $1.7 million.  A date has not been set for construction to […]

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Four Suburban SCL Hospitals Sold to Arizona-based Trust

Four community hospitals operated by SCL Health and joint venture partner Emerus have been sold to Scottsdale-based Healthcare Trust of America.  In November 2013, SCL Health  announced plans to partner with Woodlands, Texas-based Emerus, the nation’s first and largest operator of micro-hospitals, to build and operate four free-standing, inpatient hospitals around the metro-area.  Over the […]

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Construction Begins on Highlands Ranch Hospital

UCHealth has broken ground on a 72-bed, $310 million hospital to be located in the Highlands Ranch suburb of Denver near  Lucent Boulevard and C-470.  This is the fourth of  five hospitals UCHealth has planned for the front range to provide easier access and lower cost options to patients seeking care from the University of […]

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CVS Expands in Colorado

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first stand-alone CVS Pharmacy in Colorado was celebrated on May 30 in Parker.  CVS, second only to Walgreens in size, has plans to open two other stand-alone stores this year in the state, one in Denver and the other in Littleton.    The company also intends to open a Colorado Springs […]

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Summit County Hospital Dealt Major Setback

St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville has received disappointing news from the federal government that its loan proposal for the building of a new hospital has been put on hold.  The funding source, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has paused the project in hopes that the hospital’s financial performance improves to projections used to obtain the […]

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HCA – New Name, New Holdings

The Board of directors for Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Holdings has voted to change the corporations name to better define its mission.  The new name effective May 8 will be HCA Healthcare.  According to president and CEO Milton Johnson, the name change will better reflect the scope of their  mission in their network of inpatient and […]

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DaVita Finalizes Two Acquisitions

Earlier this week, DaVita Inc. announced that it had completed its acquisition of Lakewood, CO-based Renal Ventures Management LLC and Los Vegas, NV-based WellHealth Quality Care.  Renal Ventures Management will add 38 kidney-care centers in six states to the DaVita network.    WellHealth Quality Care is a multi-specialty medical group with an estimated 3,000 providers that […]

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Longmont United to Close Adult Day Care Program

Longmont United Hospital has announced plans to close its Homestead Adult Day Services program on April 28.  It was the decision of the hospital’s administration that  service to its clients at the nonprofit program could be enhanced if provided by more need-specific, specialized care found at other facilities. Homestead provided seniors with some degree of […]

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