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Local Hospital CEO Takes New Assignment

Dan Miller, CEO of The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital will be moving to San Antonio to become CEO of Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children’s Hospital.  Both facilities are part of Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare. Before taking the position of CEO at The Medical Center of Aurora in 2015, Miller was COO of […]

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Leadership at HCA to Change

CEO R. Milton Johnson of Nashville-based HCA Healthcare has announced his retirement effective at the end of the year.   He will stay on as chairman of the board of directors through the 2019 annual shareholders’ meeting on April 26, 2019.   Mr. Johnson has been with the corporation for 36 years and in its […]

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New Generic Drug Manufacturer to Make Waves

In response to the ever increasing cost and shortages of pharmaceuticals, a consortium of healthcare systems has banded together to form a not-for-profit generic drug company.   It will be tasked with manufacturing a variety of sterile injectables, tablets and patches that meet the needs of the participating systems. The new not-for-profit company will be called […]

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Banner Health Seeks to Fill 200 Positions in Loveland

Banner Health will be hosting a career open house event in Loveland at McKee Medical Center. Interested applicants can apply for a variety of different positions, ranging from entry level to leadership. Candidates are asked to bring copies of their resumes, and be prepared to meet and greet, or even interview with recruiters and managers. The […]

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Banner Health & MD Anderson Expand Relationship to Northern Colorado

Banner Health and cancer treatment specialist, MD Anderson, joined forces in Gilbert, Arizona in September 2011 to form one of the top cancer treatment partnerships in the nation.  That partnership will now be coming to Northern Colorado with the announcement last week of expanded cancer treatment opportunities under the Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center umbrella […]

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Lockton Announces New CEO of Mountain West Operations

Lockton has announced the selection of Tate McCoy as the insurance broker’s next CEO of its Mountain West operations.  He will oversee Mountain West operations in Lockton offices located in Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Seattle.  McCoy has been with Lockton for 22 years and most recently served as an executive vice president of the […]

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Born of the Affordable Care Act, Bundled Payments Seem to Deliver on Their Promise

The ACA authorized an experiment:  pay hospitals a single amount for surgeries to replace joints like knees and hips instead of paying them for each individual service. The hope was that hospitals could lower costs and maintain or improve the quality of care. It was voluntary under the Obama administration — hospitals could opt in or […]

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Colo. Division of Insurance Releases Report Detailing Market Share and Financial Status of Companies

“This report is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to dig into the data and find out more about the insurance market here in Colorado,” said Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway. “It is a great tool for in-depth research or just to answer simple questions.” For each line of insurance, the report details the […]

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Flu Shot over Mist for children

The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with the recommendation that pediatric patients be given a flu vaccine for the coming season rather than the popular nasal spray vaccine FluMist.  The recommendation differs from that of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC has not made a similar recommendation out of  concern that […]

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OTC Partnership between Anthem & Walmart

Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plan members will have an added benefit next year.  Anthem and Walmart will partner to give access to Walmart discounts for MA members with their OTC plan allowances to buy OTC medications and supplemental non-medical products and make available to online purchasers free two-day shipping for orders exceeding $35. Since February when […]

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