There are many benefits as the worlds of medicine and technology continue to merge, but the future of medicine also brings with it an array of ethical questions. James Corbett, senior vice president of community health and values integration at Centura Health, said bioethics has reached the intersection of law, technology and medicine. The growing […]
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Because of technology, humans have reached the end of average. Health care advances will increasingly democratize and simplify medicine, but with new ethical challenges, according to a group of health care experts who spoke at Centura Health’s Future of Medicine conference last week at The Broadmoor. The conference featured some of the nation’s most famous […]
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Simplicity can be the best medicine, says Dr. Dean Ornish, founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif. For more than three decades, Ornish has directed clinical research that indicates comprehensive lifestyle changes can reverse a range of diseases. With a whole foods plant-based diet, moderate exercise, stress management through […]
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“The majority of the country’s population has a doctor in their pocket,” says Dr. Eric Topol, best-selling author and a leading practitioner of digital medicine who was recently voted the No. 1 Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States in a poll conducted by Modern Healthcare. He was also named one of GQ’s 12 […]
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Health care deserts — places where people face significant barriers to care, clinics and doctors — are normally associated with major cities like Detroit, St. Louis or Atlanta. But depending on where you live, finding medical treatment can be a problem in Colorado Springs as well. Data compiled through the Regional Care Collaborative Organization, which […]
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According to Donna Marshall, executive director of the Colorado Business Group on Health, there are 440,000 avoidable hospital health care-related deaths each year. “That’s like a plane falling out of the sky every day,” she said. Marshall represented the consumer-advocacy group earlier this month at a health care seminar co-sponsored by the Colorado Springs Regional […]
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Employers should use the same diligence when purchasing employee health care that they exercise when buying supplies and other services. That’s the message from a health care seminar presented last week by the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance and the Colorado Business Group on Health, a nonprofit coalition of Colorado employers created to change how […]
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Is Colorado’s hospital provider fee a tax or not? The answer will determine not only the future of the fee, but also future spending for education and transportation within the state. The hospital provider fee, allowed by the Colorado Health Care Affordability Act and overseen by the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, was […]
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Residents near the intersection of Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard are imagining a structure the size of downtown’s FirstBank building near their homes. They’re not happy about it.  And they hope that if and when Penrose-St. Francis Health Services buys the property and submits plans to build a hospital at the site, the city will […]
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Centura Health opened its second regional ambulatory Health Neighborhood today. The public opening followed a sneak peek last week, providing local dignitaries and health care officials a preview of the facility. Located at 1263 Lake Plaza Drive, the 35,645-square-foot location will offer urgent care, primary care, physical therapy, occupational medicine, behavioral health, lab and orthopedic services and PENRAD […]
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Seventeen local nonprofit organizations will receive grants from the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation totaling $160,000 to provide access to care, transportation, counseling, health education and advocacy for children and adults. The nonprofits receiving grants are: Amblicab – $5,000 for transporting disabled adults and children to medical appointments; Court-Appointed Special Advocates of the Pikes Peak Region […]
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services announced a $100 million expansion project Sept. 10. The expansion would affect St. Francis Medical Center on the city’s east side and will include growing the emergency department, adding new operating rooms with shelled space for expansion, doubling the capacity of the neonatal intensive care unit and creating additional parking. The expansion […]
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