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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Pager and text message alerts beep and buzz in unison across the Penrose Hospital campus. “STEMI ALERT TO PH ER (10 MIN OUT) 59 YR MALE,” reads the message. With efficiency patterned after race-car pit crews, the medical team springs into action. A 59-year-old man is experiencing a “STEMI”...
Three expansion and renovation projects totaling $44 million will be completed this summer at Penrose Hospital, including a new hybrid operating room, an orthopedics center and an expanded cancer center. “Part of our vision is to serve the community on a larger scale,” said Margaret Sabin, CEO of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. “We felt the […]
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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...
It seemed that Alexandre Quiros had the world at his feet — a 3.8 grade-point-average, a scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology, an upcoming commission in the Air Force. But Quiros was found dead in his dorm room earlier this spring, and the coroner ruled it a suicide. The Air Force Academy was stunned, and […]
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It doesn't have a large brick-and-mortar presence, but the clinical-trial industry brings notoriety and business to Colorado Springs. In fact, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services won an award from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer based in part on its participation in cancer drug trials. It’s the only hospital in Colorado...
America’s health-care system is broken — and physicians are in a unique position to help repair it. That’s the mission behind an 18-month-old nonprofit, the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, which wants to turn doctors into innovators. The nonprofit went from 50 people in a meeting room at the University of Colorado in Denver to more […]
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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...
By Dr. Robert J. Hoyer Few words evoke as much dread or fear as “cancer.” New research and cutting-edge care are redefining what a cancer diagnosis means. Cancer specialists now have more options in customizing a person’s care than ever before. While cancer is never a diagnosis anyone wants to receive,...
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...
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 for care, lost jobs and a […]
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Health care reform kicks in for good in 2014, but this is the year that businesses have to keep meticulous records — because those records definitely will make a difference on next year’s tax returns. The paperwork for tax credits based on premiums paid by companies has been in the works for a couple of […]
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Most of the focus of the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act has focused solely on the insurance provisions in the law — whether it’s legal to require people to have health insurance. But another regulation, found deep in the bill, is causing problems for a company in Colorado Springs. “The medical device tax is […]
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