Kidney-care provider DaVita Inc. says it expects to create 200 jobs by establishing a call center and a clinical-research center in the metro area. DaVita Clinical Research says the new facilities will add medical, technical and scientific jobs to the area. The call center will focus on finding kidney-dialysis services for patients.
The credit market is loosening for some sectors of health care — those with an investor base. While nonprofit hospitals are still struggling because of reduced access to credit, and because they are getting out of high-yield and risky investments, investor-based, private hospitals stand to gain market share from their competitors. “Credit is looser than […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper’s new executive team includes the people who will be shaping Colorado’s health care policy for the next four years. Those people will be responsible, in part, for helping create the new health insurance exchanges required by federal law, as well as guiding the state’s efforts at implementing other parts of the health […]
Kaiser Permanente Colorado plans to expand services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. In the next few years, Kaiser Permanente will begin offering specialty services at its medical offices in Southern Colorado, while also opening its Briargate Medical Offices to all ages, instead of the current 55 and older age restriction. In addition, the […]
Consumer groups are calling for the resignation of one of the board members for the state’s health insurance exchange board, which will determine the new marketplace for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Eric Grossman, vice president of Trizetto, has come under fire from two consumer groups for his close ties to the insurance […]
Two Colorado Springs youth organizations have received grants from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment. The grant, part of a $2.3 million Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program, went to 72 youth-serving organizations offering programs in 32 Colorado counties. Project Redirect received $32,889 from the agency. The group is part of the El Paso County Department of Human Services and is a community collaboration project designed to address the problems of servicing multi-system and multi-problem pre-teen and teenagers.
For the third time, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems awarded the Memorial Hospital transport system, Memorial Star Transport, a full three-year accreditation. The accreditation recognizes that Memorial Star Transport, a rotorwing and ground transport service, provides highly skilled flight nurse/paramedic and nurse/respiratory therapist teams to care for adult, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric […]
A second executive will be leaving Memorial Health System, according to a press release sent out by the hospital. Carm Moceri, who has been with the health system since 2008, will leave because his position as chief strategy officer is being eliminated. Hospital officials said the position was being eliminated as a result of the […]
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is among the top 5 percent in the nation for excellence in women’s healthcare, according to a new study by Healthgrades. The study evaluated 16 women’s medicine, cardiovascular, and bone and joint health treatments during 2008, 2009 and 2010, using data from the federal Medicare program. It’s the only hospital […]
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 […]
Penrose-St. Francis Health services is considering eight different locations for its latest expansion — but hasn’t yet settled on a specific area. Despite media reports that the hospital has settled on a location, spokesman Chris Valentine says the location northeast of Centennial and Fillmore streets isn’t the only one being considered. “The first step is always […]
Representatives from the Colorado BioScience Association and six of the state’s economic development entities marketed Colorado as a desirable medical device manufacturing hub during the 24th annual Medical Device & Manufacturing West Expo last month. More than 16,000 product development professionals attended the industry’s largest event.