Local Dairy Queens have partnered with the Children’s Miracle Network today for its annual Miracle Treat Day, to raise money for programs at Children’s Hospital Colorado-Colorado Springs and expansion of the region’s first freestanding pediatric hospital. All day at participating locations, $1 from every blizzard sold will be donated toward the care of Colorado Springs children […]
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The Colorado Springs City Council chose a mix of health care executives, real estate developers and and finance professionals for the seven-member Board of Trustees for Memorial Health System.
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The health care sector has become America’s top hacking target, but Colorado Springs experts warn most doctors are still leaving the doors wide open for cybercriminals. Many are failing to keep up with even basic cybersecurity measures, while cybercrime organizations are launching increasingly sophisticated attacks with dire consequences. Doctors are particularly...
Peak Vista Community Health Centers in Colorado Springs has received a grant of $758,333 from the U.S. Health and Human Services, the federal agency announced Thursday. The money will be used at Peak Vista’s North Academy Boulevard location “and will enable us to fund several more providers and six support staff,” said Communications Director Randy […]
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City officials describe the proposed Memorial Health System lease with University of Colorado Health as a “blockbuster” deal. “We spent hours negotiating this lease, and I really believe it’s better than anything we expected,” said Merv Bennett, one of the city council members who served on the negotiating team, which Bennett  said  team met for hours […]
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Doctors who attended a City Council meeting this week had a message for city leadership: Turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit. Oh, and hurry up. Speaking in favor of a ballot initiative this week that asks whether the city should end its 62-year obligation to levy taxes if Memorial Health System’s finances needed help, […]
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The Obama administration is upping the ante in the fight against health care fraud, joining forces with private insurers and state investigators on a scale not previously seen in an attempt to stanch tens of billions of dollars in losses.   Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement Thursday that the […]
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The National Homeland Defense Foundation is hosting its inaugural National First Responders Conference at The Broadmoor Hotel April 6-8, 2015 in Colorado Springs. Building on the success achieved through years of conducting the National Symposium on Homeland Security and Defense, NHDF seeks to apply that experience to provide a forum for sharing lessons learned to […]
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With summer here, people are taking advantage of sunny days and outdoor fun. That also means blood donations have decreased because of vacations, just as surgeries and traumas have increased. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Blood Bank Donor Center staff have reported statewide shortages of O positive and O negative blood type supplies and are asking for the […]
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Memorial Hospital has hired two local surgeons from its competitor, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. Thoracic surgeon Matthew Blum and cardiothoracic surgeon Martin Beggs are leaving Penrose to join Memorial this spring. They will partner with cardiothoracic surgeon Bryan Mahan, who has worked at Memorial since 1999. Blum is one of four general thoracic surgeons in […]
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A select group of paramedics in several states is helping to provide primary health care by making house calls — an initiative encouraged by the federal health care law to address shortages in primary care and cut down on expensive visits to doctors and emergency rooms. In Colorado’s Eagle County, paramedic Kevin Creek makes house […]
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There were fewer workplace deaths in 2012 than there were the previous year, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Last year, there were 80 deaths from workplace injuries, which was 12 fewer than in 2011. Transportation-related deaths were the leading cause of workplace fatalities, with 32 deaths, including […]
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