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Leadership at HCA to Change

12 September 2018

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

12 September 2018

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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Parkview Medical Center Increases Public Safety with New Addition

12 September 2018

A drug-sniffing labrador retriever named River now joins the hospital’s security. Liked by Parkview staff, the friendly black lab patrols the hospital’s North Side campus with his handler, Parkview security officer Arlene Workman, to detect marijuana, illegal narcotics and contraband. It’s important. There are as many as 30 drug and/or contraband incidents in a given […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: US Healthcare from an International Perspective.

12 September 2018

The Denver Medical Study Group will host Robert Smoldt, Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery & Policy Program at Arizona State University for an interactive discussion on the US healthcare system from an international perspective.  The conversation will focus on what we might learn from the healthcare delivery experience of other nations.   Smoldt also holds the […]

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Banner Health Seeks to Fill 200 Positions in Loveland

12 September 2018

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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New CEO at Colorado Plains Medical Center

12 September 2018

Colorado Plains Medical Center located in Ft. Morgan has announced the selection of Kevin Zachary as its next chief executive officer.  He will replace CEO Gene O’Hara who recently announced his retirement after four years in the leadership role at the medical center. Zachary comes to the position from Logan Regional Medical Center in West […]

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Banner Health & MD Anderson Expand Relationship to Northern Colorado

05 September 2018

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

05 September 2018

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

05 September 2018

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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Colorado Springs Population Growth Fuels Hospitals’ Expansion

05 September 2018

Three Colorado Springs hospitals have growth plans coming in the near future. St. Francis Medical Center has admitted patients to its recently opened neonatal intensive care unit this past week.  St. Francis Medical Center’s $102 million expansion project is expected to be completed in early 2019, including several new operating rooms in October and a new emergency […]

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