The Colorado Springs Planning Commission approved a bundle of agenda items last week that will allow Penrose-St. Francis Health Services to move yet another step closer to building a third hospital campus, this one at the northeast corner of West Fillmore Street and Centennial Boulevard — a project that...
While many health care structures didn’t actually spring from the ground in 2016, major regional players in the industry had expansion on their minds. Planning to stay competitive in the rapidly growing Pikes Peak region was a common theme at Penrose-St. Francis, UCHealth Memorial and Children’s hospitals this year. For the...
Mission Medical Clinic began in 2004 as a “group of church-minded folks who were praying for healing,” according to Barb Cronin, executive director for the only free clinic in Colorado Springs. “They soon discovered if they added a little penicillin to the praying, perhaps people would be healed faster,” she...
After a two-and-a-half month search, Children’s Hospital Colorado announced June 22 they’ve selected GE Johnson Construction Company as its general contractor to build the new facility on Memorial Health System’s north campus. After announcing the project last year, the contractor industry expressed interest and enthusiasm in partnering with the organization to develop...
Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics has grown from $100 million in sales four years ago to almost $300 million in 2015. Yet, the company has no problems with the prospect of losing about 25 percent of that amount this year. The firm, with 800 employees globally, manufactures devices that clear occluded veins...
The Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center Association's new electronic, online version of the Teller County Medical Directory is live as of Jan. 1. It can be found at pprmc.org. The online directory includes Internet links to more than 30 area specialties and more than 100 Teller County medical professionals. Plus,...
Thanks to modern technology, genetic counselors in Colorado Springs now can meet with patients in Durango by two-way live audio/video conferencing. Patients in Durango who seek genetic counseling can schedule appointments with Penrose Cancer Center genetic counselors and meet with them virtually. Penrose is in partnership with Mercy Regional...
The Home Front Cares is partnering with GreenPath, a 50-year-old nonprofit credit counseling organization, to provide comprehensive financial counseling, education and money management tools to Colorado veterans and service members. The nonprofit Home Front Cares pays essential life expenses for Colorado veterans and military families in need. As their clients...
Rocky Mountain Health Care Services will begin renovations next month on a 60,000-square-foot building on Pikes Peak Avenue. The building was the former location of Doctor’s Hospital and Eisenhower Hospital. “The new and larger space will allow us to better serve the community and be more centrally located in town,”...
The League of Women Voters of El Paso County has scheduled a panel discussion on behavioral health Thursday, Nov. 13, featuring five speakers working in industries related to the topic. The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church at 420 N. Nevada Ave. It will be free,...
One of the hoariest tenets of economic development has to do with “primary” jobs. Such jobs are prized because they bring new revenue into a regional economy, spurring local demand for goods and services. Increased demand encourages non-primary employers to add workers and expand their facilities, thereby creating more secondary jobs. Colorado...
The Colorado Springs Business Journal will recognize the city’s healthiest CEO, as well as businesses that encourage a healthy workforce, at a downtown gathering Sept. 25 at the Gold Room. The 6035 Lifestyle-Healthiest Employer Health Expo will start at 10 a.m. and be followed by the awards luncheon at noon. Last...