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Administration Says No to Lifetime Limits on Medicaid

The Trump administration has stated that it will not approve requests from states to put lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage.  Several states including Arizona, Kansas, Utah and Wisconsin have approached the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service requesting some form of lifetime limits on benefits. The administration has made it a priority to give more […]

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Five Coloradans Among “100 Great Healthcare Leaders”

Five Coloradans have been recognized with inclusion in the 2018 edition of Becker’s Hospital Review’s “100 Great Healthcare Leaders”.    The list includes exemplary leaders from among healthcare providers, government agencies, insurers, and ancillary service providers.   It includes leaders from both large and small organizations that have made a difference over the past year. The Colorado executives […]

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Layoffs at Penrose – St. Francis

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services in Colorado Springs has announced that it has laid off 42 employees.  The dismissals were felt at all levels of the organization including Mark Hartman, chief administrative officer at St. Francis Medical Center.   No physicians were part of the layoffs. According to a hospital spokesperson, the layoffs were “part of a […]

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Bachelor of Nursing Program for Pueblo Community College

Pueblo Community College is designing a bachelor of science degree in nursing for the college under a newly created Division of Nursing.   The new degree program will begin in July 2018.  and be led by current faculty member and RN Paula Kirchner. The college has had a two-year nursing program under its Health and […]

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Record Number of Physicians Now Certified in Obesity Medicine

In the first quarter of 2018, the American Board of Obesity Medicine, headquartered in Denver, has increased the number of board certified obesity medicine physicians by more than 28 percent.   A record 580 physicians passed the board certification testing and now have the specialized knowledge and training to deal with this rapidly growing health issue.  […]

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Second Female Physician Tapped to Head Colorado Hospital

Dr. Christina (Tina) Johnson has accepted the position of chief executive officer at Longmont United Hospital.  She will hold  the distinction of being the second female physician to serve as CEO of a Colorado hospital.   Dr.  Johnson currently serves as VP & chief medical officer of Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge.   She joined the […]

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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Reassesses New Hospital Plans

The proposed new hospital for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services at Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard is under review.  Although still committed to the project,  the drafting of a new strategic plan for the Colorado Springs area is debating the best design use for the $550 million estimated price tag. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services filed a […]

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Rose Medical Center Welcomes New COO

Hollie Seeley has accepted the position of chief operating officer at Rose Medical Center.  She comes to Rose from Swedish Medical Center , where she has served as vice president of operations since 2016.  Both hospitals are part of the HealthONE system in Colorado.  She also served HealthONE as vice president of the organization’s AirLife […]

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Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Anthem Collaborate

Children’s Hospital Colorado and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Colorado are collaborating on a pediatric version of Anthem’s “Quality-In-Sights: Hospital Incentive Program”.   Coined “Q-HIP”, the program is Anthem’s value-based reimbursement program that provides financial incentives to hospitals using clinical quality measures to evaluate outcomes for Anthem consumers.  This new collaboration will expand the incentives to […]

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Nursing Market in Colorado

This week is National Nurses Week.  National research firm, WalletHub, has released its annual survey comparing the nursing market in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia on 21 different metrics to analyze the nursing job market in each location.   Data from a variety of independent sources was used to determine the […]

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