The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued a challenge to the state’s restaurants, asking them to evaluate the food on their menus and offer more healthy choices. Shana Patterson, a registered dietitian with the program, also encouraged Coloradoans who dine at participating restaurants to look for the department’s Smart Meal Seal on healthy menu items.
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Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming open enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a pre-enrollment preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect for Health Colorado, the state health insurance marketplace. More than 148,000 individuals have been covered […]
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Colorado Springs Health Partners’ Urgent Care has created a new app that helps people answer the two most common health questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” iTriage is a free app available from app stores for the iPhone and Android phones and hopes to take advantage of the growing […]
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Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan, has named Troy Stubbings as director of business operations and market expansion for the health plan’s Southern Colorado service area. In this role, Stubbings will lead business development and operational work.  Stubbings has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 17 years. During this time he’s […]
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Jesse Spaeth’s family moved to Colorado Springs when he was 3 — practically making him a native. Now 36, he has fond memories of skiing on Pikes Peak and remembers the town as a smaller community. Just as much as he loved outdoor activities, he loved numbers. So he majored in finance and then landed […]
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Two upcoming health fairs stand to help hundreds of people in Manitou Springs and the Tri-Lakes area at Monument. The Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. There, a 31-component blood analysis will be available for $30, and a […]
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University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) is partnering with Adeptus Health (NYSE: ADPT) to improve access to emergency medical care for people in Colorado Springs, northern Colorado and the Denver Metro area. Under the partnership, UCHealth will hold a majority stake in Adeptus Health’s freestanding emergency rooms in Colorado. UC Health operates Memorial Hospital in Colorado […]
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One Colorado Springs man believes he has the solution to the health care crisis — and it isn’t more government programs, subsidies or taxes. In fact, Steve Hyde believes free markets can address the issues with costs and access. His idea, outlined in the book, “Cured,” is to give people the money to buy their […]
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More than 70 percent of doctors say federal funding for stem cell research will improve the country’s position as an innovator in health care. A national study of 636 doctors showed that physicians generally support the move to lift the ban on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. The majority of respondents — 84 […]
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Penrose ranked in top 50

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services was named one of the 50 top hospitals by HealthGrades, a Boulder-based independent health care ratings organization. HealthGrades analyzes patient outcomes at all 5,000 of the nation’s nonfederal hospitals, using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This marks the third year in a row the hospital has received […]
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The cost of long-term care in Colorado has increased 20 percent since 2004, compared to a nationwide increase of 17 percent. A Cost of Care Survey released by Genworth Financial Group finds that the cost of elder care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and at-home care increased for the fifth straight year. One year in a private nursing home in Colorado, for example, costs $75,259. By contrast, the national average for the same type of facility is $76,460 —
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Details of Memorial Health System’s proposed 40-year lease to University of Colorado Health will be made public June 11 during an informal City Council meeting. Council made the announcement today, and also said comment about the proposed lease will be heard at that meeting, as well as during Council’s  June 12 formal meeting. Under its initial […]
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