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A Change at the Top for Valley View Hospital

13 February 2019

After more than two decades leading Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, Gary Brewer has announced his retirement.  He has overseen dramatic changes at the facility in his 21 years of service.  With a decade long 400,000 sq.ft. addition completed in 2012, Valley View is now able to offer health care services that space restrictions […]

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Event to Inform, Educate and Entertain Seniors

13 February 2019

Every year, the Colorado Gerontological Society presents an expo for seniors and their families at the Colorado Convention Center, previously known as the Salute to Seniors.  For the 30th anniversary of the expo, the theme is “Salute to Wild West”.  The event is Saturday, March 2,  9 am to 3:30 pm. Admission is free and  free parking […]

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Healthcare Email Fraud Attacks Up Nearly 500 Percent

13 February 2019

Highly personalized email attacks try to fool workers and patients to unknowingly surrender their credentials or financial info. A report from cybersecurity specialist Proofpoint reveals more than 99 percent of all targeted attacks rely on the user to activate them, whether that involves clicking on a macro, typing a password into a phishing site, or sending […]

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Healthgrades has Recognized Seven Colorado Hospitals Among Best

13 February 2019

Denver-based Healthgrades is out with its “America’s Best Hospitals” list for 2019 that recognizes facilities with exemplary clinical outcomes.   Healthgrades reviews outcomes across a variety of common inpatient conditions and procedures to make its determinations. Seven Colorado hospitals have been included in the listing for this year.  They are:  1. Banner Health – North Colorado […]

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Younger Consumers Dissatisfied with Traditional Healthcare According to Survey of 8,000

13 February 2019

Accenture conducted an online survey in November and December of 2018 including nearly 8,000 consumers in the U.S., Australia, England, Finland, Norway, Singapore and Spain. It found that 55 percent of Gen Zers and 67 percent of millennials reported having a regular primary-care physician, compared with 76 percent of Gen Xers and 84 percent of baby […]

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Colorado Association of Health Plans Names New Executive Director

13 February 2019

The Colorado Association of Health Plans has named a new executive director, Amanda Massey.  She comes to the organization from Medical Group Management Association where she served as the director of member services. Before joining MGMA, Massey spent six years in Brussels, Belgium with Health First Europe and Instinctif Partners, an international public relations and […]

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Longs Peak Hospital Appoints New President

13 February 2019

UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital has announced the selection of Lonnie Cramer as the new hospital’s second president.  He will replace Dan Robinson who oversaw the opening of the new facility in 2017.   Robinson announced his retirement in October of last year contingent on the naming of a replacement.  He had been with UCHealth since 2007 […]

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Pharmacy Choice Bill to be Reintroduced at State House

13 February 2019

A bill reintroduced this session by Rep. Marc Catlin (R-Montrose) would allow residences of the state to fill prescriptions at the pharmacy of their choosing rather than a pharmacy selected by their insurance carrier’s network.  Currently rural residents need to travel long distances to an approved pharmacy to get their prescriptions filled.  Colorado would not […]

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UCHealth to Build 11-Story Tower on Anschutz Medical Campus

13 February 2019

Average hospital occupancy rate of 93 percent fuels the need for expansion. The $388 million project will add 103 inpatient beds. Construction on the tower, is expected to begin this year and open in 2022. “Patients throughout our multi-state region have been requesting our care in record numbers while our state’s population continues to grow at one of […]

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Lyft Eyes Medicare Advantage as Health Care Focal Point

06 February 2019

The decision to allow Medicare Advantage plans the opportunity to offer supplemental benefits to their insures in 2019 has focused Lyft on expanding its ride-hailing services into this new market.  Lyft has tested the concept with a partnership with CareMore, an Anthem subsidiary.  Since 2016, Lyft has been a transportation option for CareMore’s medicare advantage […]

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