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$6 Trillion for U.S. Health Spending by 2027

20 February 2019

On February 20, the Office of the Actuary in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released its projections for health care spending for the eight years.  The Office estimates that health care spending will increase annually by 5.5 percent on average.  At this project rate of increase, health care spending could reach close to […]

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Four Colorado Rural Hospitals Among Top 100 in Country

20 February 2019

Four Colorado Hospitals have been recognized on the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s “2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals” roster.  They include:  Mercy Regional Medical Center – an 82-bed Centura Health facility in Durango,  Montrose Memorial Hospital – a 75-bed hospital  in Montrose, Sterling Regional MedCenter – a 25-bed Banner Health facility in Sterling, […]

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Data Breaches Exposed 15.1 Million Patient Records in 2018

20 February 2019

Breaches cost healthcare organizations more than lost revenue from service interruptions and potential HIPAA fines, though those can be substantial. They can also harm brand image and cause customers to take their business and medical care elsewhere. Security vulnerabilities of electronic health records and inadequate funding for cybersecurity continue to put many health systems and […]

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Kaiser Permanente Medical School to Waive Tuition

20 February 2019

The healthcare delivery and financing giant is set to open a medical school. The medical school has received preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and will begin accepting applications from prospective students in June 2019 for its inaugural class in summer 2020. Each class will contain roughly 48 students, according to The […]

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A Better Hospital Identification Bracelet ?

20 February 2019

The plastic bracelets, applied when one enters the doors of a hospital, are getting a second look. Critics say ID bracelets collect germs and can be hard to read, leading to mistakes. They can fall off and get lost. While high-tech wristbands allow hospitals to track patients at all times, some doctors say the best […]

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February is Heart Month

20 February 2019

February is known as American Heart Month.  It was so designated to raise awareness of the disease and encourage each of us to follow simple prevention strategies that lead to heart healthy lifestyles. The facts surrounding the disease are staggering: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United […]

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New CNO and Expansion at UCHealth Memorial Hospital North

20 February 2019

UCHealth Memorial Hospital has promoted Tamera Dunseth Rosenbaum to chief nursing officer.  She has most recently  served as associate chief nursing officer at Memorial Hospital North campus in Colorado Springs, a position she’s held since February 2016.  She has been with the hospital system for thirteen years and was a key overseer of expansion efforts […]

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Centura Health Plans New Hospital Campus in Colorado Springs

20 February 2019

Centura Health plans to add a third hospital campus to the Colorado Springs area.   It will be located north of the city along Interstate 25.  Centura has purchased 57.8 acres of land on the southeast corner where the freeway intersects with InterQuest Parkway.  The purchase price was $30 million and was acquired from Denver developer […]

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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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