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SAVE THE DATE: Conversation with Mark Bertolini at Summer State-of-the-State

16 May 2018

HCCA is pleased to announce that Mark Bertolini will be our guest speaker at the Summer State-of-the-State. Currently Chairman and CEO at Aetna, Mr. Bertolini’s 35 year career in healthcare leadership has  given him unique insights into an industry in transition.   He is concerned with increasing access, lowering costs, and improving quality both in outcomes […]

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The Denver Hospice Names President

16 May 2018

The Denver Hospice Board of Directors has announced the selection of Melinda Egging has the organization’s next president, effective immediately.  She has served as interim-president since August 2017. Egging has been integrally involved with hospice care for over 15 years.  She began her career as volunteer director at Sangre de Cristo Hospice in Pueblo in […]

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DOI Announces 2019 Health Insurance Plan Deadlines

16 May 2018

The Colorado Division of insurance has released its timeline for health insurance companies to comply with filing deadlines for their 2019 small group and individual plan offerings.  The timeline closely mirrors last year’s dates. JUNE 15:  deadline for filing proposed plans and premiums for the 2019 plan year.   JULY 13:  Release of preliminary information on […]

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Administration Says No to Lifetime Limits on Medicaid

16 May 2018

The Trump administration has stated that it will not approve requests from states to put lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage.  Several states including Arizona, Kansas, Utah and Wisconsin have approached the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service requesting some form of lifetime limits on benefits. The administration has made it a priority to give more […]

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Five Coloradans Among “100 Great Healthcare Leaders”

16 May 2018

Five Coloradans have been recognized with inclusion in the 2018 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Great Healthcare Leaders”.    The list includes exemplary leaders from among healthcare providers, government agencies, insurers, and ancillary service providers.   It includes leaders from both large and small organizations that have made a difference over the past year. The Colorado executives […]

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Layoffs at Penrose – St. Francis

16 May 2018

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs has announced that it has laid off 42 employees.  The dismissals were felt at all levels of the organization including Mark Hartman, chief administrative officer at St. Francis Medical Center.   No physicians were part of the layoffs. According to a hospital spokesperson, the layoffs were “part of a […]

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Bachelor of Nursing Program for Pueblo Community College

16 May 2018

Pueblo Community College is designing a bachelor of science degree in nursing for the college under a newly created Division of Nursing.   The new degree program will begin in July 2018.  and be led by current faculty member and RN Paula Kirchner. The college has had a two-year nursing program under its Health and […]

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Record Number of Physicians Now Certified in Obesity Medicine

14 May 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, the American Board of Obesity Medicine, headquartered in Denver, has increased the number of board certified obesity medicine physicians by more than 28 percent.   A record 580 physicians passed the board certification testing and now have the specialized knowledge and training to deal with this rapidly growing health issue.  […]

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Second Female Physician Tapped to Head Colorado Hospital

09 May 2018

Dr. Christina (Tina) Johnson has accepted the position of chief executive officer at Longmont United Hospital.  She will hold  the distinction of being the second female physician to serve as CEO of a Colorado hospital.   Dr.  Johnson currently serves as VP & chief medical officer of Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.   She joined the […]

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Reassesses New Hospital Plans

09 May 2018

The proposed new hospital for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard is under review.  Although still committed to the project,  the drafting of a new strategic plan for the Colorado Springs area is debating the best design use for the $550 million estimated price tag. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services filed a […]

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