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Employer Benefits Survey from Lockton Released

18 April 2018

Lockton is out with its 2018 edition of The Colorado Employer Benefits Survey Report.    Using 2017 data, the survey found that the number one concern among employers was the shortage of qualified workers to fill open positions.  Second and third among their concerns were insurance rate increases and regulatory demands on employers created by health […]

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Southwest Health System Fires Another C-level; Hires Interim CEO

18 April 2018

Southwest Health System in Cortez is once again experiencing a “change in leadership direction”.  The chief financial officer, Angela Kobel, has been terminated as of last Friday and a new interim CEO will begin on April 23.  The moves were announced by Community Hospital Corp., a Plano-Texas-base consulting and hospital management firm engaged by SHS […]

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UCHealth Memorial Central – Level I Trauma Center

18 April 2018

UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs has been designated a Level I Trauma Center.  Earlier this week, the hospital announced that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued the new designation following a four month review.  Memorial Hospital Central is the only Level I Trauma Center outside of the metro-Denver area. Memorial […]

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Brokers Can Now Charge Clients for Insurance Advise

18 April 2018

With a unanimous vote from both houses at the State Capital and a signature from Governor Hickenlooper, Senate Bill 136 allowing health insurance brokers to charge fees for their service, is now  law.   The Colorado Insurance Commissioners office will establish guidelines for consumer disclosure. “The bill allows an insurance producer or broker advising a client […]

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Amazon Nixes plan to Sell Drugs to Hosp.

18 April 2018

Amazon has decided to abandon its efforts to delve in to the pharmaceutical and medical supply distribution market for large hospital systems and outpatient clinics.  There simply was not enough interest to go forward with the expanded hospital business platform. Amazon still has an interest in becoming a direct-to-consumer prescription drug business given its current […]

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Kaiser Funds Gun Violence Research Effort

18 April 2018

Kaiser Permanente  has made a commitment to fund research that will identify interventions within the  care delivery system that show promise in preventing firearm injuries  and deaths.   Funding for similar research by the federal government was suspended some two decades ago.  The research effort will be overseen by a newly established Kaiser committee, the […]

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St. Mary-Corwin – Still Serving Community

18 April 2018

The transition of St. Mary-Corwin to a leaner medical facility has left the community with concerns and questions.  The hospital’s leadership team has been engaged in reassuring the community that St. Mary-Corwin will not be closing and will even be enhancing some of its award-winning services in the near future. Plans to expand its cancer […]

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Home Care of the Grand Valley CEO Retires

11 April 2018

Sue Brown, co-founder and CEO of Grand Junction-based Home Care of the Grand Valley will retire at the end of the month.  She along with other community leaders established the community-based, non-profit home health care agency in 2002.  It provides full-service, medical and basic care to residents of all ages across a five county region […]

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Increase in Sales Tax Proposed to Fund Mental Health

11 April 2018

An initiative is being proposed to address Denver’s mental health and substance abuse problem.   The “Caring for Denver” initiative proposes a 0.25 percent  City & County of Denver sales tax increase to pay for mental health and substance abuse treatment options.   The proposal must garner 4,700 signatures to get on the ballot.  If voted upon […]

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Abrupt Change in Leadership at Cortez Hospital

11 April 2018

On April 6, Cortez-based Southwest Health System announced the release of three top executives from its leadership team.  The three released are: CEO Kent Rogers, Chief Nursing Officer Karen Pasquin and Chief Ambulatory Services Officer Ken Boucher.  No formal reason was given for the dismissals other than “a change in leadership direction”.   Chairman of the […]

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