Hospital and clinic

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

Alamosa Republican supports hospital fee restructuring

DENVER – An effort to restructure a hospital fee to free money for state spending advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday, a day after it was introduced with a GOP sponsor. Sen. Larry Crowder, an...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Major hospital has drug mishaps in half of all surgeries

Nearly half of all surgeries at one of the nation’s top hospitals involve some kind of medication error or unintended drug side effect, a rate likely to be found at other U.S. hospitals,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2015 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gunshot victim assumed at St. Anthony

A Bayfield-area woman who suffered a gunshot wound to the head apparently remains Monday in St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. Stacy Pazell was in critical and stable condition when she arrived at...

DATE: March 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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