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Peak View Behavioral Health will begin treating adolescent patients in a hospital setting starting Jan. 21. The hospital will offer both inpatient and outpatient programs for children ages 12 to 17, and the hospital now has 20 acute beds for inpatient stays and full-day treatment on an outpatient basis. “We know there are adolescents in […]
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The Community Health Partnership received a grant for $22,500 from Kaiser Permanente to support the Coordinated Access to Community Health program. CATCH is a program for low-income residents that provides referrals for primary care, speciality consultations and ancillary services like x-rays and laboratory tests. Doctors donate services to patients and a prescription drug program is […]
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Discover Goodwill’s Certified Nursing Assistant program was honored in February by Mutual of America, a leading retirement and insurance provider for nonprofit organizations nationwide. The CNA program was named one of 10 national merit finalists for the Community Partnership Award during an awards luncheon hosted by Mutual of America in Colorado Springs. The ceremony honored […]
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While none of the city council members announced their intentions at this morning’s Memorial Health System meeting, the non-voting members unanimously picked University of Colorado Hospital. Only the four city council members will vote on which proposal moves forward to city council, but the advisory members – Doug Quimby, Phil Lane, Dr. Michael Welch, Carolyn […]
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The Colorado Dermatology Institute in Colorado Springs is adding a dermatology residency program, the first of its kind in Southern Colorado. It is the second dermatology residency program available in the state, according to a news release distributed by the institute. The program will help to “develop the next generation of dermatologists trained in state-of-the-art treatments […]
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If the city chooses the University of Colorado Hospital, a new medical school campus could open in two years. The proposal includes $120 million to $3 million a year for 40 years – that would provide initial funding for a health sciences campus at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Officials said they would […]
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A cloud is forming over Memorial Health System’s finances: lower patient volumes. So far, Memorial has been able to balance the trend — down 4 percent from last year and an additional 2 percent from the figure budgeted for this year — by lowering expenses. Eventually, though, layoffs and fewer services could be in the […]
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Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is partnering with the physicians of Cancer Center of Colorado Springs and will have two locations in Colorado Springs: 3027 N. Circle Drive and 320 E. Fontanero St., Suite 200. The sites will comprise Colorado Springs’ largest provider of cancer care. Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers-Colorado Springs will care for about 11,000 patients this year, and will include 12 oncologists and 90 support staff.
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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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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 […]
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“I think the insurance companies are lobbying so heavily at that level, it will be left up to the states,” she said. While the principles set up by the small-business group are laudable, she doesn’t believe reform will be comprehensive.
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Centura fires CEO

The Board of Directors for Centura Health has fired CEO Gregory Burfitt. Centura is the state’s largest health care provider and parent organization for Penrose-St. Francis Health Center in Colorado Springs. The board cited differences in management philosophy as the reason for terminating Burfitt’s contract. Burfitt began working at Centura in November 2005, moving from […]
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