Hospital and clinic

Mercy gets ‘A’ for protecting its patients

Mercy Regional Medical Center was recently awarded an “A” for hospital safety by an independent industry group. The Leapfrog Group awarded scores based on 28 measures of patient safety that...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dentist’s spirit survives

When Dr. Tom Grams entered the Nepali school for his first volunteer dental clinic in 2002, he was a little overwhelmed. The lighting was poor, the dental seat was a flimsy folding lawn chair and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2014 | COLUMN: John Peel

Horse Gulch Health Campus opens

The Horse Gulch Health Campus, billed as a one-stop shop for medical needs, officially opened Thursday with the traditional ribbon cutting. The complex, almost 30,000 square feet housed in two...

DATE: June 12, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

The new thinking on an age-old problem

As local residents and officials mobilize to meet struggling families' needs today, advocates say some big-picture and novel approaches also will be a necessary part of the battle against poverty....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solutions hinge on involvement

Even before the recession began hammering family finances, researchers say, many of Colorado's working families were falling fast into poverty. The economic downturn continues to compound the...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

Single mom overcomes poverty to earn degree

Nicole Pearson came to town six years ago ready to take on the world. Or at least a degree from Fort Lewis College.If only it had worked out so simply.She met someone. Then came two children....

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

When leaving is the only choice

As a single mother with a 3-year-old boy, Diana Williams faces tough decisions every day.Like what to cut when the grocery bill is the only thing left.“I could maybe get by eating ramen noodles and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Local News

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