Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Rocky Vista University (RVU), in collaboration with the members of Community Health Partnership (CHP), announce the Peak Vista Family Medicine Residency Program, a three-year program accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. “There is a growing shortage of primary care physicians exacerbated by an increasing demand for primary care in […]
Several years ago the Institute of Medicine, health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, revealed something startling about U.S. health care: Many Americans get too much; at the same time, others get too little. And both groups have a good chance of receiving care that could injure or even kill them. That framework for […]
Kaiser Permanente Colorado ranked top in the nation for best performance in prevention and health promotion, according to a new survey of employers released by the nonprofit National Business Coalition on Health. “At Kaiser Permanente, prevention is in our DNA,” said Eric Harker, MD, medical director for prevention services. “Eating right, exercising regularly, staying up […]
Colorado is among 34 states and territories that have joined a federal effort to analyze privacy and security concerns that are barriers to sharing electronic information among health care providers. The Colorado Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) project is part of a nationwide effort led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and involving the National Governors Association to accelerate the sharing health information electronically to improve health and health care quality.
Entrepreneurs have increasingly been using “rollover as a business startup” arrangements, which are promoted by several national companies, to fund the establishment of a new business or franchise. The process begins with a typical rollover customer with a large sum of tax-deferred investment funds in an ex-employer’s 401(k) plan. First, the customer creates a C-Corporation […]
When Nate Olsen starts work at Centura Health next month, he will be responsible for overseeing an enormous task: moving Penrose Community Hospital to St. Francis Medical Center. Olsen recently took time to tell CSBJ about himself and his business.
Technology helps nurses improve patient care and allows them more time at patients’ bedsides, according to a study conducted by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Analytics. The study included interviews with nurses from throughout the United States and showed that they found point-of-care technology allowed them more access to information, decreased response time and an overall reduction in the time to process orders.
Sparrow Hawk Gourmet Cookware has moved to 120 N. Tejon St. At 8,000 square feet, the new store dwarfs Sparrow Hawk’s old location (2,800 square feet). Owner Sam Eppley spent $40,000 on a new facade for the building and received matching funds from the Downtown Development Authority. “We kept the historic character of the building and modernized the retail portion,” Eppley said.
UCCS physics professor Anatoliy Glushchenko is building a bridge he hopes will lead to growth of high-tech companies in Colorado Springs. He calls the bridge the Center for Innovation in Biophysics and Energy Research, Advanced Technologies and Optical Materials, or CiBER-ATOM. It links the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the area’s high-tech industry […]
Big decisions will be made in the health care industry in 2011, both on the local and national stage. Locally, voters will decide the future of Memorial Health System. The City Council is moving ahead with plans for an April ballot issue that will create an independent, nonprofit instead of a municipally owned hospital system. […]
The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center is looking for a new executive director. Ken Knapp, who’s served as executive director of the contracting assistance office since March 2012, is moving to Pennsylvania, where he took a job as the executive director of an educational nonprofit. He’s been at the PTAC since its beginning in 2009 […]
Col. Joel Hamilton looked forward to starting his assignment in May as Fort Carson’s garrison commander with a few calm months of learning his new post and meeting people. Little did Hamilton realize, until just before arriving, that he’d be stepping into a tough situation from his first day on the job, May 21. When […]