Hospital and clinic

Medicare penalizes Mercy Regional Medical Center for post-care complications

Medicare is financially penalizing Mercy Regional Medical Center for high rates of health problems associated with hospital care, such as infections occurring after surgery. The hospital was...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Regional blood supplier faces critical shortage

The only blood supplier to hospitals in the region is facing a national shortage of blood. Vitalant, the nonprofit that supplies Mercy Regional Medical Center, currently has less than a day and a...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Planned Parenthood offering birth control prescriptions via phone app

Women in Southwest Colorado can now get prescriptions for birth control and urinary tract infection medication through a phone app. Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains has started offering...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cardiology and urology clinic opens in Durango

A cardiology and urology clinic opened Monday on Florida Road in Durango to offer specialty medical care in the area. San Juan Health Partners Specialty Services operated in Bayfield for 2½ years...

DATE: June 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monopolies drive health care costs in Southwest Colorado

A slew of new state measures could help lower health care costs in Southwest Colorado, where hospital monopolies are associated with high insurance prices. A recent report by Colorado Health...

DATE: May 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest to oversee Durango High School health clinic

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest will serve as the medical provider for the School-Based Health Center at Durango High School beginning July 1. The School-Based Health Center had been a...

DATE: May 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man fights high prescription drug costs ... and wins

Durango resident Robert Harlan had back surgery in 2014 at Mercy Regional Medical Center. He has Medicare and supplemental insurance, so he didn’t expect to owe anything on the medical procedure,...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Report: Colorado hospitals pushed costs to privately insured patients

DENVER (AP) – Colorado hospitals could have passed on savings to consumers of as much as $11.5 billion over a nine-year period if they had better contained costs and lowered their margins,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Addiction clinic opens on Florida Road

Front Range Clinic, an addiction clinic with 14 locations on the Front Range, has opened a 15th location – this one in Durango. It, too, is called Front Range Clinic . The center opened last week...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs hospital pays $111,400 to settle privacy violation

Pagosa Springs Medical Center agreed to pay the federal government $111,400 to settle an allegation it failed to protect patient health information. The hospital also agreed to update its security...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Surgical Hospital gets OK for new building

A new building that would allow Animas Surgical Hospital to split outpatient and inpatient operations into separate buildings was recommended for approval by the Durango Planning Commission. The...

DATE: July 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Colorado VA hospital opens ... late and over budget

AURORA – A $1.7 billion veterans hospital in suburban Denver has opened its doors to visitors after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting. Veterans strolled the halls and peered into operating rooms at the...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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