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Colorado Rural Hospitals – Nationally Recognized

Today, November 16, is National Rural Health Day.  Several Colorado rural hospitals have been nationally recognized as providing excellent medical care to their communities in the areas of managing risk,  patient satisfaction, quality and outcomes.  Annually, the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) identifies hospitals in each state who are top performers.  […]

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Leapfrog Out with Hospital Grades for Safety

Eighteen Colorado hospitals have received an “A” grade for safety on the fall report card from national watchdog analyst, The Leapfrog Group.   The high number of acute-care hospitals receiving “A” grades places Colorado among the top 10 nationally for safety.  Two Denver hospitals, Porter Adventist Hospital and Rose Medical Center have received an “A” grade […]

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH – Facts Worth Knowing

The American Cancer Society estimates that in excess of 300,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and more than 40,000 will die from the disease.  October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and the American Cancer Society & others in the fight are out to raise the public’s awareness of […]

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Colorado Sports Three Top Ten Smart Cities in National Survey

Bloomberg’s 2017 edition of the “Brain Concentration Index” finds three  Colorado Cities in the top ten from around the nation.  Boulder tops the list in the No. 1 spot.  Fort Collins comes in at No. 4 and  Denver at No.10.  Colorado continues to be recognized as a technology hub which has drawn innovative companies and […]

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Colorado Tops List of “Out-of-Pocket” Health Care Spending

The JPMorgan Chase Institute has analyzed healthcare spending trends between 2013 and 2016 in the 23 states where Chase has a retail presence.  The research has ranked out-of-pocket healthcare spending by family per state for each of these years.   Each year they found a wide variation in out-of-pocket spending across the surveyed states. Colorado had […]

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Colorado – 15th Happiest State According to WalletHub

Colorado is  in the fifteenth position among the 50 states in a recent Happiness Survey conducted by personal, financial well-being researcher, WalletHub. WalletHub analysed 28 key metrics that measure a person’s overall well-being and satisfaction with life to determine the rankings.  The data analyzed included a variety of measurements such as: depression,  income potential, suicide […]

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Alzheimer’s Study with Promising Results

The University of Colorado School of Medicine and University of South Florida are conducting a joint research effort to test the effectiveness of the drug leukine on Alzheimer’s patients. The study sample is small with only 32 participants, 60 percent of which receive a placebo.  However, results indicate a rapid, positive response to the drug.  […]

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Colorado’s Health Care Ranks 13th in Nation

Colorado ranks in the 13th position among the states for best health care based on a recent WalletHub survey.  The analysis measured availability of care, value and outcomes to determine the rankings. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 35 measures of cost, accessibility and outcome.  Hawaii topped the list […]

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Connect for Health Colorado Audit Completed

An audit of Connect for Health Colorado has been completed for the State Legislative Audit Committee.  The audit shows that the state-run marketplace is narrowing the gap needed to become financially self-sufficient compared to findings in the exchange’s last audit in 2014.  Expenses have been reduced by $18.5 million between 2015 and 2017 and revenue […]

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“Most Wired” Hospitals in Colorado

Eight Colorado hospitals and health systems have been recognized as “Most Wired” in Hospitals & Health Network’s 19th edition of the Most Wired Survey.  The survey found that most hospitals have shifted from acquiring the technology to actually integrating the IT into the inner workings of the hospital and as a resource to enhance patient […]

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