Penrose St. Francis Health Services is in the throes of two major construction projects, including a new medical office building just outside of the main hospital and a complete remodel of the emergency department. The bones of the new office building are already up with an estimated completion date in the spring. Westfield Developers will […]
Those bidding to lease Memorial Health System are on the hot seat this morning. All five groups that want to lead the hospital system will each face an hour of questions from City Council task force. Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System was the first to be questioned. The group has suggested taking over […]
Centura Health has been recognized by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society for reaching an advanced stage for electronic medical records atoption. The nonprofit group collects and analyzes health care data related to information products, departments and costs, health care trends and purchase-related decisions. The group developed a model as a methodology for evaluating […]
Penrose-St. Francis Health System received a three-star rating for heart bypass surgery from Consumer Reports magazine. The ranking puts it above the national average. The cardiothoracic surgery division is the only group in southern Colorado to achieve the distinction, which is highlighted in the September edition of the magazine. It was one of only 81 […]
Health care organizations have positive things to say about the 208 Commission’s report to the General Assembly. The commission was charged with recommended changes to the state’s health care system and has worked for a year to come up with 30 reform recommendations. “Colorado’s health foundations – Caring for Colorado Foundation, Rose Community Foundation, The […]
New regulations from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provide details about Medicaid expansions in the states – good news for low-income Colorado residents. CMS said states that expand health care through improvements to Medicaid must extend services to everyone who makes 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. The Supreme Court ruling earlier […]
Long-term care insurance has problems, but still best choice available for most Insurance might not be the perfect solution to long-term care for the elderly, but it is currently the only solution available. Long-term care insurance is supposed to pay for treatment in a nursing home, assisted living facility or for a home health nurse […]
Colorado employers are reporting higher health plan costs than the rest the nation, according to a survey released by the Lockton Benefit Group. The survey, while not scientific, is an “indication of the general employee benefit trends,” Lockton officials said.
Can you eat well without being wealthy? That’s the focus of a $5 meal challenge being launched this month by Slow Food USA. The object is to get people to commit to making a slow food meal — in other words, using whole ingredients rather than processed foods — for $5 per person or less. […]
NerdWallet.com listed Colorado Springs’ Memorial Hospital as the fourth most affordable hospital in Colorado, and Penrose-St. Francis as the eighth most affordable in the state. Memorial, affiliated with the University of Colorado Health, was designated a top 100 cardiovascular hospital by Thomson Reuters in 2007 and was one of 225 hospitals in the country that received […]
Nursing teachers have the opportunity to qualify to have as much as $20,000 of their student loan debt forgiven through the Loan Incentive for Teachers of Nursing Program. A total of $250,000 in student loan forgiveness is available through CollegeInvest. Qualified teachers can receive up to $4,000 in student loan forgiveness each year for five years.
After years of meetings, negotiations and uncertainty, the date for the voters to decide the future of Memorial Health System is arriving. On August 28, Colorado Springs will hold a special municipal election to vote on the request for authorization to lease Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health. The deadline to register to […]