One’s physical and mental health are inseparable. That, according to Mike Kenny, a clinical psychologist and director of the Aging Center located in the University of Colorado Colorado Springs campus’ Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences. Kenny said the two become more intertwined as we age, but often support systems exist only for the physical […]
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Colorado Springs’ HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital has played a quiet role in bolstering the community’s well-being for more than two decades. The hospital recently achieved the Oncology Rehab Partners’ STAR Program (Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation) Certification in order to provide therapy to cancer patients, and expanded its footprint this week by adding oncology rehabilitation to its […]
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Kaiser Permanente is unique in Southern Colorado in that we function as a health insurer and a health care provider. This integrated system allows us to provide our members with affordable, high-quality care. Patient care delivery is led by the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, a team of more than 1,000 physicians serving as the “Permanente” […]
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Several Colorado Springs leaders will start the Celebrity Council Food Assistance Challenge Monday. It’s one of several events taking place during Hunger Action Month. By accepting the Food Assistance Challenge, the persons commit to eating all their meals from a limited food budget comparable to someone receiving food stamps. The participants will share their experiences […]
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Fourteen local nonprofits will receive $150,000 in grants from the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation. The nonprofits will provide access to health care, food, transportation, counseling, therapy and health education. – UCCS Aging Center – $28,000 to support clinical services in their Integrated Behavioral Health and Medical Health Program – CASA – $15,000 in program support […]
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The state’s largest health insurance company received fines totaling $457,000 from the Colorado Division of Insurance, which citied a variety of problems it found during routine market conduct examinations. United Healthcare of Colorado received $211,000 in fines and UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. received $246,000 in fines from the agency. The market conduct examinations covered calendar year […]
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A five-day trial pitting Colorado Springs against the Public Employees Retirement Association will start Oct. 28. At risk is $185 million from the lease proceeds of Memorial Hospital to University of Colorado Health. The money could be used to jump start a new foundation that will distribute grant money once it is up and running […]
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Memorial Health System’s board of directors announced today that CEO Dick Eitel will retire next year. Vice President of Communications Rita Burns said that Eitel will leave his post as soon as a replacement is found. The announcement came this afternoon during a regular monthly update to City Council. “It’s just a notice of retirement,” […]
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Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest nonprofit health plan, announced Monday that its second Colorado Springs medical office will be at 215 Parkside Drive. The Parkside Medical Offices will provide access to primary care, laboratory, pharmacy and routine medical imaging services under one roof. The Parkside Medical Offices will open to Kaiser Permanente members in […]
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In a move that came as little surprise to most, The University of Colorado Health has chosen Mike Scialdone to lead Memorial Health System. Bruce Schroffel, CEO of UCH, made the announcement yesterday, saying that Scialdone had been a “great asset in helping us understand the needs of Memorial and the community it serves, as […]
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The proposed lease of Memorial Health System got one step closer to reality with the approval of five resolutions at a special meeting of the Colorado Springs City Council.   While several city council members were evacuated due to the Waldo Canyon fire, the Council had to pass the ballot language no later than today […]
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The head of Colorado’s Division of Insurance is working to guarantee residents retain certain health insurance benefits. Earlier this month, Interim Insurance Commissioner Michael Conway sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor about proposed rule changes with association health plans. “What we are mostly concerned with is we don’t...