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Cory Arcarese never intended to grow a massive health care organization when she founded Value Care Health Clinic in 2014. However, it wasn’t long before she realized the needs of residents in Southeast Colorado Springs — where the clinic was located, at 1050 S. Academy Blvd. — would one day outstrip her own capabilities. “I […]
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A small wooden sign reading “Glover Family Medicine” is the only indication that the Deer Creek Road suite in Monument houses a doctor’s office. The sign is easily lost among a cardboard cutout of an apple tree — complete with mushrooms growing near its roots — a framed Georgia O’Keeffe painting, and a counter fully […]
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Dr. Julie Marmon, one of three owners at ER Specialists Urgency Center, will never claim superiority to a fellow physician. However, she does believe the Royal Pine Drive center’s business model affords her patients some distinct advantages. “Because of the way we’ve manipulated our environment and said, ‘I am not OK that patients get 12 […]
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Colorado hospitals are backing legislation that will increase their financial transparency. “We recognize the importance of financial transparency to policy- and decision-makers at the state level,” said Julie Lonborg, vice president of communications and media relations for the Colorado Hospital Association. “A lot of people, I think, expected us not to support this bill, and […]
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When people reach out in need of mental health care, they’re likely experiencing some sort of crisis. “And the longer they have to wait to see a provider, the more susceptible they become to struggling with the mental health issues they have and/or suicidal ideations,” said Kirsten Belaire, director of behavioral health at Mt. Carmel […]
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GE Johnson Construction Co., one of Colorado Springs’ largest employers, is tackling the problem of substance abuse by offering a new coaching program for employees and their loved ones who are fighting addiction. The company partnered with the Denver nonprofit Face It TOGETHER in December to provide the coaching program, the first company in Colorado […]
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Rooftops lure businesses. Apparently they also attract health care systems. In a few years, north Colorado Springs will be home to three medical campuses: UCHealth Memorial North; Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs; and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services’ third medical campus. Denver-based Etkin Johnson Real Estate Partners announced in a Feb. 14 news release that Centura, […]
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Note: This story has been updated to include comments from Matthews-Vu CEO Debbie Chandler, provided after publication. Value Care Health Clinic has been sold to Matthews-Vu Medical Group, a move that will likely expand health care services in Southeast Colorado Springs. In addition, Peak Vista Community Health Centers has announced it will open a clinic […]
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St. Francis Medical Center’s new emergency department opened its doors to patients on Wednesday, Feb. 13. It’s the culmination of a $102 million expansion project to serve the growing population of northeast Colorado Springs. The new ED will replace the old department and has 52 beds, more than double the number in the original unit. […]
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As the population of older Coloradans increases, the senior living industry is providing more choices. The Pikes Peak region has seen a lot of growth in large, private-pay, corporate-backed assisted living communities, where residents occupy small apartments and have access to on-site dining services and a range of amenities. Options for in-home care, such as […]
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El Paso County Public Health is perhaps best known as a place where flu shots are given and as an agency that inspects restaurants. But the department also provides a broad spectrum of services and works with a range of businesses to address safety issues and keep the workforce healthy. Governed by a volunteer board […]
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The local health care industry saw a change in leadership at one of the city’s largest hospitals along with the nurse shortage and two epidemics — opioid and teen vaping — topping headlines in 2018. Shifting roles In early August, the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Board of Directors unanimously selected the interim chief executive officer […]
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