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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase Announce New Health Venture CEO

20 June 2018

The consortium of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase has announce the selection of Dr. Atul Gawande as the founding chief executive of their newly formed health care enterprise.  Gawande is currently a surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a professor at both the medical and public health schools at Harvard.  He […]

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EARLY PRICING ENDS ON MONDAY: A Conversation with Aetna’s CEO MARK BERTOLINI

20 June 2018

Mark Bertolini  has been at the national forefront of shaping healthcare financing.  We are pleased to have him as our guest speaker at the Summer State-of-the-State on July 16.  Come hear what he has to say about the current state of the industry and its future.  You’ll want to be “in the room” for this […]

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Change at the Top at COPIC

20 June 2018

Dr. Ted Clarke, Chairman and CEO at COPIC Insurance Company, will step aside in 2019.  He has lead the organization since 2005.  Prior to joining COPIC, he spent 20 years as an orthopaedic surgeon and partner with Western Orthopaidics. Dr. Gerald Zarlengo, a longtime Denver gynecologist and obstetrician, has been selected to lead the medical […]

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Innovation Center: Vision to Reality for UCHealth

20 June 2018

With a commitment to create a nationally recognized health innovation hub, UCHealth is expanding its Innovation Center.   The center will be adding up to 70 new innovators to its team this fall and early next year. The center was established  to assist a variety of  medical technology start-ups through the design to production process […]

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Valley View Surgeon First in Colorado with New Technology

20 June 2018

Dr. Ferdinard Liotta, orthopedic surgeon at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, is the first physician in Colorado to use a navigation tool to simulate a shoulder surgery in advance of the actual procedure.    A shoulder surgery specialist, Dr. Liotta convinced the manufacturer, France-based Exactech, to send him the new technology before it was available […]

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Governors Speak Out on Pre-existing Condition Protections

20 June 2018

Governor John Hickenlooper along with a bi-partisan group of eight other governors has issued a statement requesting that the administration rethink its decision to not defend in federal court provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The statement is in response to a lawsuit being brought by Attorneys General from Texas and 19 other states to […]

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Southwest Health System Engages Interim CFO

20 June 2018

Sam Radke has been appointed to serve as the interim chief financial officer for Southwest Health System in Cortez.  He replaces former CFO Angela Kobel who along with three other hospital executives were terminated in April of this year following a board decision to take the hospital in a new direction.   Interim CEO, Tony […]

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Local Pathology/Laboratory Medicine Professional Nationally Recognized

20 June 2018

Andrea Fink, histotechnologist at MetroPath, has been nationally recognized for her professional excellence.  She is one of 40 high-achieving pathologists and medical laboratory professionals under the age of 40 named to the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s annual “40 Under Forty” roster that recognizes future laboratory leaders in the pathology and laboratory medicine fields. Fink […]

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Leo Tokar Takes New Position

13 June 2018

Lockton Mountain West has announced the promotion of Leo Tokar to president of their employee benefits group at the brokerage firm.   He will oversee health and welfare, retirement, and benefits restoration practices in his new position. Tokar has been with Lockton Mountain West since 2010 serving as executive vice president.  Prior to that, he was […]

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Kenny Hosack Moves On Michael Ruhs Takes Over

13 June 2018

Kenny Hosack a 33 year veteran at Craig Hospital will retire on July 31.  He is the director of marketing and public relations for the hospital, a position that he has held since 1996.  He was the co-founder of the Colorado Brain Injury Association and received the National Head Injury Foundation Founders Award in 1991.  […]

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