Halfway through Dr. Sean Donahue’s shift in the emergency room, another call comes in for an opioid overdose. It’s the third of the night for the UCHealth Memorial Hospital emergency medicine physician. “It was all those overdoses and car wrecks with victims caused by drivers using narcotics, like almost two or three a shift, that […]
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is kicking off a new strategic plan for Colorado Springs, reassessing whether it needs to build the new hospital planned for its Fillmore Street site, completing a $102 million expansion at St. Francis Medical Center, and seeking a new CEO. It’s a big year. Interim CEO Brian Erling, appointed after longtime […]
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This year’s relentless flu season could cost U.S. employers more than $9 billion in lost productivity, and a loose estimate pegs potential costs to business in El Paso County at around $15 million. Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the Influenza Division at the Atlanta-based National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a media […]
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The most common theme in 2017 among major health care providers in Colorado Springs was preparing for a rapidly growing community by adding significantly more infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of dollars were budgeted this year to ready Children’s Hospital Colorado, UCHealth Memorial and Penrose-St. Francis for the delivery of care in the near and distant […]
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