Memorial Hospital could become the first hospital in Colorado in decades to achieve Level One trauma center certification from the state — and the only hospital to have the designation outside Denver. The hospital announced Thursday that it is starting a feasibility study, the first step in the process to achieve the designation from the […]
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Consumer complaints to the Division of Insurance led to $11.7 million in recovered insurance benefits. In half the complaints filed with the division, insurance companies violated state laws regulations, or disregarded policy provisions. The division published its analysis of consumer complaints during the last fiscal year, a report that covers annuities, auto, health, homeowners, liability, […]
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Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation’s annual fundraising event, the Breakfast of Champions, will feature Venus Williams, tennis champion and a four-time Olympic gold medalist, as 2014’s keynote speaker. “Venus suffers from an autoimmune condition called Sjogren’s syndrome and is sensitive to the crucial need for people to have access to healthcare,” said BJ Scott, […]
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Consumers should ignore a cancellation letter from Humana, sent in error the last week in August. According to Commissioner of Insurance Marguerite Salazar, the company sent the letter to 3,400 Colorado policy holders. The letter incorrectly states that customers must choose to renew their health insurance with Humana by September 28, 2013, or their insurance […]
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The University of Colorado Health is officially running Memorial Health System, and the city’s holding the cash from the deal in two escrow accounts to pay off debts and kick off the Colorado Springs Health Foundation. The city received $340 million in cash and investment money from Memorial to defease the bonds. Three out of […]
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Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is seeking artists for a juried show which will run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 31. “As an artistically rich community, Penrose knows that there is a legion of local artists whose works would add great character, and perhaps even healing properties, to the new hospital,” according to a news release.
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Peak View Behavioral Health expects to hire more than 100 new employees this year and 100 in 2013 to staff its new 92-bed, acute psychiatric hospital. The hospital will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 27 for community members who wish to tour the facility. Peak Views’ team of psychiatrists, […]
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Jill Law had just been named the permanent executive director of El Paso County Public Health in June when the Waldo Canyon fire broke out, reducing hundreds of homes to ashes, killing two people and leaving thousands without electricity. Even though she was evacuated — as was the health department itself — Law managed to set up […]
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A federal grand jury is investigating the practices of Denver-based kidney-dialysis firm DaVita. Chief executive Kent Thiry said Wednesday it appears the Colorado investigation is part of an investigation that began in 2005 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Missouri looking into allegations that DaVita overused the anemia drug Epogen and then billed the government […]
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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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In the scant two months since University of Colorado Health took over operations at Memorial Hospital, it’s been anything but business as usual. Despite the progress, officials acknowledge there’s still a lot of work to be done to steady Memorial’s financial picture and bring patients and doctors back to the hospital. UCH has spent a […]
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The local health care industry saw a change in leadership at one of the city’s largest hospitals along with the nurse shortage and two epidemics — opioid and teen vaping — topping headlines in 2018. Shifting roles In early August, the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Board of Directors unanimously selected the interim chief executive officer […]
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