Hospital and clinic

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

Animal Planet’s ‘Rocky Mountain Vet’ offers free clinic in Cortez

Animal Planet’s “Rocky Mountain Vet ” Jeff Young visited Cortez Saturday for a Planned Pethood Plus spay and neuter clinic. With film crew on scene at the Cortez Fire Protection District station,...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

After hearing from citizens and Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the Dolores School Board approved a contractor for a school-based health clinic. The motion was made by District Re-4A Board...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cataract surgery evolves to make vision even sharper

A new tool at Four Corners Eye Clinic ensures that surgeons can more precisely replace lenses in the eyes of cataract patients. The clinic’s intraoperative aberrometer, or ORA, allows doctors to...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Colorado sets record for flu hospitalizations

Colorado set a record this week for the number of patients admitted to the hospital with flu in a season. Since October, 3,550 people have been admitted to the hospital with the flu, according to...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Stem cells may help heal diabetic foot wounds

Diabetic patients participating in a national stem-cell study through Animas Foot and Ankle saw lingering and painful wounds on their feet finally heal. Dr. Nicholas Hugentobler, a podiatrist,...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Deal reached at Colorado Capitol to save hospitals from millions in cuts

DENVER – Lawmakers announced Thursday that they have reached a deal that would spare hospitals from losing millions of dollars or potentially, in some rural areas, shutting down. The only question...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Loss of hospital provider fee would further complicate healthcare funding

Colorado legislature’s budget decisions threaten to put the state’s small, rural hospitals at risk by pulling a funding source on which they depend. Paying for health care for individuals who have...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Pagosa Springs Medical Center opts out of aid-in-dying

A third Southwest Colorado hospital has opted out of providing services under the aid-in-dying law, which was approved by Colorado voters by a 2 to 1 margin in November. On Tuesday, the Upper San...

DATE: March 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lavish features cut from over-budget Denver VA hospital

AURORA – Imported Brazilian wood has been scratched from the budget-busting design for a veterans hospital under construction outside Denver, eliminated to save money. A planned $10 million...

DATE: June 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Nurses, former preemie reunite 1.13-pound baby spent months in NICU

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – Rosalio Manuel de Jesus Garcia is shy around strangers. He gets that from his father. So, on April 25, when Rosalio walked into St. Mary’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care...

DATE: June 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

More Republicans consider hospital provider fee restructure

DENVER – State Rep. Don Coram of Montrose may become the latest Republican to break from GOP leadership to support a controversial restructuring of a hospital provider fee to free money. Coram...

DATE: March 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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