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Since becoming law in 2014, the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, has dramatically changed the health care landscape in nearly every aspect — from the federal government to the smallest business.  Proponents cite increased access as a sign of the law’s efficacy, while naysayers report rising costs...
Early in 2015, the American Vein and Vascular Institute will move its headquarters north, from Pueblo to Colorado Springs. “We wanted to move our corporate headquarters to Colorado Springs because it’s more centrally located,” said CEO Erin Gibbs. “We have a lot of jobs coming.” With clinics in Colorado and Texas,...

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Bryan Construction to build new medical building Bryan Construction won a $3.5 million contract to build the core and shell of a new 34,000-square-foot medical office building in southeastern Colorado Springs. After tenant finishes, the two-story structure will ultimately house several medical tenants and specialties, including imaging, primary care, lab services,...
With a network of approximately 40,000 members in Colorado Springs and more than 61,000 throughout Southern Colorado, Kaiser Permanente, Colorado’s largest nonprofit health plan, is weeks away from opening its second ambulatory care building in the city, and its third medical facility in Southern Colorado. Scheduled to begin operations Jan....
Well3 Pikes Peak, a partnership between local health care and wellness professionals, launched in 2013 to provide comprehensive information on — and consumer connections to — community resources for general wellness and health care, and to explain insurance changes created by the Affordable Care Act. The consortium, which includes Colorado...
The now-vacant former Doctors Hospital and Eisenhower Hospital at 2502 E. Pikes Peak Ave. in Colorado Springs will start a new life in health care after renovations by Rocky Mountain Health Care Services. RMHCS has programs to help elderly and persons of all ages with brain injuries. A 38-year-old nonprofit, RMHCS...
Patients today might not believe that Colorado Springs Cardiology began with three doctors in 1974. Over the ensuing four decades, it has morphed into a practice of 90 employees, including 18 physicians who deliver care via a central office at Penrose Hospital and an eastern office at the Sisters...
American athletes and foreign athletes training in the U.S. should take note: Big Brother is watching. The role played by the Colorado Springs-based U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has impacted the clean sport movement since the agency’s inception in 2000. But its influence, while normally understated, has shone the light on some...
Approximately one-third of cancer deaths in America are due to poor diet, said Susan Levin, director of nutrition education for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a national nonprofit that promotes preventive medicine, particularly through good nutrition. A PCRM-sponsored October cooking course designed to help Colorado Springs residents prevent and...
This month’s expected demolition of four commercial properties on the southwest side of the city heralds more growth for Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. The buildings, located to both the north and south of Lake Plaza Drive near Venetucci Boulevard, were acquired for $2.7 million by the Boldt Company, according to...
Colorado Springs’ HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital has played a quiet role in bolstering the community’s well-being for more than two decades. The hospital recently achieved the Oncology Rehab Partners’ STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Certification in order to provide therapy to cancer patients, and expanded its footprint this week...
FOUNTAIN — Peak Vista Community Health Centers has expanded to the south in El Paso County, building a $5 million, 14,000-square-foot clinic in Fountain. The clinic offers primary medical, dental and behavioral health care to people of all ages. The clinic opened May 30, and its ribbon cutting and grand...