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In the rapidly evolving space of online self-service, the ever-more-sophisticated consumer continues to demand a well-developed product. Health care providers are more often requiring their patients to use online tools to help them better understand their health and to make them take greater ownership of their own health and lifestyle. Enter...
Colette Martin started school at Fremont Elementary in Colorado Springs District 11 and graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School in Monument. Now 43, Martin earned a degree in English from Colorado State University before earning her MBA from the University of Colorado. Various jobs, some at Memorial Hospital and the University...
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...
Irene Dollar was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2013. The cancer soon spread to the Ordway resident’s lymph nodes in her left armpit. It was then that Dollar’s physician, Dr. Laura Pomerenke at Memorial Hospital, approached her with the possibility of participating in a clinical trial. “They mentioned that...
  Hospitals in El Paso County are asking for heightened designation for their emergency trauma departments. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services has asked the Colorado Department of Health to designate the St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard as a Level III trauma center. Now at Level II designation, both...
Jill Law, director of El Paso County Public Health since March 2012, received her registered nurse degree from Beth-El College of Nursing at UCCS and has a master’s in health administration from the University of Phoenix. Prior to her current position, she served as the agency’s division director of...
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”...
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,...
A few years ago, a woman was facing the news she would need a double amputation below her knees because the arteries in her legs were diseased and blocked. A snowstorm delayed the surgery, and the woman went on the Internet to explore options for her condition. She found Spectranetics...
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...
After years of debate, controversy, delays and attempts to overturn the law, the Affordable Care Act is close to full implementation. Small businesses and individuals can start signing up for health care coverage using the Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, on Oct. 1. That coverage will go into...
For the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance, the 41 companies in the city’s bioscience sector represent both an economic boon and the chance to create a larger industry cluster that will bring high-paying jobs and high-tech expertise to the region. From companies that develop stem-cell assays for research laboratories to...