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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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Rose Medical Center Welcomes New COO

09 May 2018

Hollie Seeley has accepted the position of chief operating officer at Rose Medical Center.  She comes to Rose from Swedish Medical Center , where she has served as vice president of operations since 2016.  Both hospitals are part of the HealthONE system in Colorado.  She also served HealthONE as vice president of the organization’s AirLife […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Anthem Collaborate

09 May 2018

Children’s Hospital Colorado and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Colorado are collaborating on a pediatric version of Anthem’s “Quality-In-Sights: Hospital Incentive Program”.   Coined “Q-HIP”, the program is Anthem’s value-based reimbursement program that provides financial incentives to hospitals using clinical quality measures to evaluate outcomes for Anthem consumers.  This new collaboration will expand the incentives to […]

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Nursing Market in Colorado

09 May 2018

This week is National Nurses Week.  National research firm, WalletHub, has released its annual survey comparing the nursing market in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 21 different metrics to analyze the nursing job market in each location.   Data from a variety of independent sources was used to determine the […]

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New CEO at Montrose Memorial

09 May 2018

The Board of Directors at Montrose Memorial Hospital has announced the hiring of James Kiser as the facility’s next CEO.  He currently serves as CEO at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. He replaces Cindy Bradley who stepped in as interim CEO in September of last year following the sudden departure of Steven […]

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CMS Releases Rural Health Strategy Guide

09 May 2018

On May 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released the first Rural Health Strategy, designed to improve access and quality of care to rural America.  The Rural Health Council, a CMS affiliate, surveyed stakeholders and consumers to determine what was most needed to enhance health care in rural areas. The research found eight main […]

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Health Care Facility Design Addresses Change

09 May 2018

A national design consultant for the health care industry, Gallun Snow, comments on changes that will redirect the environment in which health care services are delivery. With the advent of a more sophisticated consumer, health care providers have taken  lessons from the hospitality industry to provide their consumer with a quality outcome that is more […]

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UCHealth # 5 Health System According to IBM Watson Survey

02 May 2018

UCHealth was named the fifth-best large health system in IBM Watson Health’s “Top Fifteen Health Systems” survey.  This is the first time that UCHealth has been nationally recognized in the annual survey.  The organization-wide performance rankings were determined by reviewing quality and outcomes data from a variety of independent sources.  The UCHealth system is comprised […]

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UnitedHealthcare To End Envision Healthcare Contract – Lawsuit Dismissed

02 May 2018

UnitedHealthcare has decided to terminate its contract with Envision Healthcare and its subsidiaries over billing practice issues.   The effective date would be January 1, 2019.  A dispute between the two organizations has arisen over out-of-network vs. in-network physician charges that have caught off-guard consumer’s utilizing emergency room services. A lawsuit filed in the U.S. District […]

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