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New medical assistant apprenticeship comes to Montezuma County

The Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center has begun offering a new path for area students to become registered medical assistants. On July 20, the group announced that a medical...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Hospitals aren’t where you expect to find healthy, creative food. But why not?

Some of the children at the Verner Center for Early Learning came up with a Brussels sprouts dance. Others have asked for second helpings of asparagus. Food and nutrition manager Genie Gunn is...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

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Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible. The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Part of their family’

By his own estimate, Dr. John Steven Lavengood has delivered more than 1,200 babies in Durango, and he continues to care for many of them. “I was at a high school graduation party, and I realized...

DATE: April 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Centura Health, Anthem BlueCross reach agreement

Centura Health and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield have finalized terms of a statewide, three-year agreement to take effect May 1. The new agreement, reached late Thursday, ensures patients insured by...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado Community College expands nursing programs

Southwest Colorado Community College announced Wednesday that it will expand its nursing programs and offer bachelor’s degrees in nursing through the University of Colorado. “We’re excited for this...

DATE: March 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Anthem insurance may drop Centura, Mercy from its network

People insured by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Colorado may not have access to in-network coverage at Centura Health facilities – which includes Mercy Regional Medical Center – unless an...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Rotary Club of Durango to hear from Axis Health System

The next Rotary Club of Durango meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Strater Hotel, 699 Main Ave. Representatives from Axis Health System , Brittany Brumfield and Stephanie Allred, will speak...

DATE: March 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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GOP wants to repeal Colorado health exchange

DENVER – Colorado Senate Republicans want to repeal the ailing Colorado health exchange and move Coloradans to the federal exchange that was created with the Affordable Care Act. Sen. Jim...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Substance-abuse center slowly helps patients get clean

Robert Van Natter was rocking out at a Charlie Daniels concert during the summer of 2013 when he fractured his right foot. Two months later, he underwent surgery to have a metal rod installed to...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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San Juan Regional opens Bayfield heart clinic

The Farmington-based San Juan Regional Medical Center opened a new heart clinic on Thursday in Bayfield at 480 Wolverine Drive No. 12. Dr. Rachel Chaney will provide cardiology services at the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Naturopathic doctor draws cancer patients from across the country

After Michael Horstkamp was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer about a year ago, he sought treatment to supplement his chemotherapy. His journey lead from a hospital near his home in Maryland to...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News