Imagine the day when mammograms will be unnecessary. Imagine the day when celebrating another year won’t seem so miraculous. Imagine the day when we won’t have to fear for the lives of our daughters. – Imagine, from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure philosophy. Breast cancer is personal for Nancy Forgi. Her grandmother, mother […]
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If the city chooses the University of Colorado Hospital, a new medical school campus could open in two years. The proposal includes $120 million to $3 million a year for 40 years – that would provide initial funding for a health sciences campus at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Officials said they would […]
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National health care reform apparently has little to do with the double-digit increases in health insurance premiums projected in Colorado for 2011. According to a review by state insurance department actuaries, the reforms adopted this spring account for no more than 5 percent of next year’s premium hikes. A raft of other factors is responsible […]
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Memorial Health System and Penrose Health Center received an award for organ donation excellence from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Medal of Honor is given to hospitals that have been able to sustain a donation rate of 75 percent or more for at least a year and have had at least eight […]
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First Choice Emergency Room opened its new Woodmen center last week. The emergency room is First Choice Emergency Room’s 33rd center and the second in Colorado Springs. The new emergency room is located at 3790 E. Woodmen Road and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. “We have an experienced medical team committed […]
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Denver-based DaVita Healthcare Partners announced Wednesday that it is in the process of acquiring Colorado Springs Health Partners, a group with more than 130 providers and 11 locations in the Pikes Peak region. A news release issued by the Fortune 500 company Wednesday gave little detail as to the terms of the acquisition, which it […]
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Novel cancer drugs, innovative treatments for blood cancers and clotting, new ways to attack inflammatory and infectious diseases, ground-breaking compounds to treat osteoporosis and metastatic bone disease, pioneering devices for orthopedic surgery, commercializing biofuels from algae and revolutionary wearable rehabilitation systems comprise the seven finalists in this year’s BioWest Venture Showcase competition, according to Christine Shapard, director bioscience and emerging technologies for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
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Memorial Hospital and U.S. Olympic and U.S. Paralympic athletes are sponsoring the Road to Greatness 90-day Health Challenge. From 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, participants will gather on Tejon Street from Platte Avenue to Pikes Peak Avenue for the Olympic Downtown Celebration. The Health Challenge asks people to take a pledge, to commit to performing certain […]
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Colorado Springs native Colette Martin is Memorial Hospital’s new chief operating officer, effective immediately. She replaces Bill Mohon, who left in February. Prior to becoming COO, Martin, 43, served as director of strategic planning at Memorial, where she led several initiatives supporting Memorial’s affiliation with UCHealth. Hospital authorities conducted a national search for the position, […]
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Memorial Hospital surgeons and radiation oncologists recently performed the first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure in Southern Colorado, a treatment option now available in the region only at Memorial that will fundamentally improve the experiences of patients undergoing breast cancer therapy, according to a news release. Traditionally, breast cancer patients undergo lumpectomy, or removal of the […]
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Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Rocky Vista University (RVU), in collaboration with the members of Community Health Partnership (CHP), announce the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. “There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians exacerbated by an increasing demand for primary care in […]
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University of Colorado Hospital, the group hoping to lease Colorado Springs’ Memorial Health System, was ranked best hospital in the state by U.S. News and World Report. The report ranks five specialties at UCH as best in the nation, including a No. 1 ranking for the hospital’s respiratory care, the category where it tied for […]
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