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MEETING OF INTEREST: Dr. Patty Gabow on “Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?”

15 August 2018

The Denver Medical Study Group will host Dr. Patty Gabow as its next luncheon speaker.  She spent 20 years leading Denver Health, the areas largest safety net hospital. Dr. Gabow will speak on the American healthcare delivery system and share her thoughts on: 1. “What is Health?  2.  Is the healthcare system performing satisfactorily?  3. […]

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Swedish Medical Center Adds New VP

15 August 2018

Swedish Medical Center has announced the return of Dena Schmaedecke as the organization’s next vice president of human resources. She comes to the position from another HCA hospital, North Suburban Medical Center, where she also served as vice president of HR.   Schmaedecke was previously on staff at Swedish as an HR business partner from 2009 […]

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New Laws Enacted in Colorado This Year

15 August 2018

The Colorado General Assembly meets the first 120 days of each year. All bills introduced are passed to the governor for consideration or killed in that time. Healthcare topics included a number of proposals to address prescription drug issues. Most new prescriptions for opioids will be restricted to a seven day supply with one refill. […]

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“Medicare for All” Faces Hospital Opposition

15 August 2018

An increasing number of politicians are embracing the Medicare for All Act. The idea has attracted a powerful adversary: the hospital industry. While hospitals support universal coverage, they have misgivings about a world in which the government is the only payer. They fear painful trade-offs: either taxes go up, or doctors and hospitals face pay cuts, […]

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CarePoint Healthcare and EPIC Merge

15 August 2018

Greenwood Village-based CarePoint Healthcare and Salt Lake City-based Emergency Physicians Integrated Care (EPIC) have announce their agreement to merge.  Each is an independently owned and operated physician group management company.  The new entity will be named CarePoint Health. CarePoint Health will have a presence in six states including Colorado and will be composed of more […]

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Colorado Hospitals Among Nation’s Best According to U.S. News & World Report

15 August 2018

Two Colorado hospitals are in the top ten in their specialties according to the 2018 edition of  U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals ranking.  Nearly 5,000 hospitals were evaluated on a variety of data points to come up with the “2018-2019 U.S. News Best Hospitals”. National Jewish Health once again is recognized as the […]

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Stabilization Period Proposed for Exchange

15 August 2018

The Colorado Division of Insurance is proposing a permanent two week stabilization period for the healthcare exchange each year.  This annual enrollment period for individual and group health benefit plans would extend the mandated open enrollment period set by the Affordable Care Act. Carriers would establish an annual market stabilization period that begins on December […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado Forms New Alliance

15 August 2018

Children’s Hospital Colorado will partner with Wyoming’s largest hospital, Wyoming Medical Center in Casper to form a care alliance.  The new partnership will be both an in-person and tele-medicine relationship.  Children’s Hospital Colorado will also share pediatric training, education and best practices with its Wyoming partner. The intent of the arrangement is to provide specialized  […]

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Dr. Wolk Moves from CMO of State to Wonderful Company

08 August 2018

Dr. Larry Wolk has served as the chief medical officer and executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment since 2013.  He has submitted his resignation to take a new position as chief medical officer for Santa Monica, Calif.-based Wonderful Company.  His new employer manufacturers a variety of national “health brand” products. […]

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Rose Family Medicine Residency Closes

08 August 2018

The program has trained 341 family-medicine residents since 1970. It was a partnership of Rose Medical Center and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The program’s overseer, the Colorado Health Foundation, has ceded operational duties to the HealthONE hospital system. After months of discussions, the two entities were unable to form a working relationship.  […]

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