Mercy Regional Medical Center

Company says clarity needed on Colorado assisted-suicide law

DENVER– A Christian-affiliated health system in a court fight over Colorado’s assisted suicide law says the state can’t stop religious organization from disciplining employees who encourage the...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Laughing gas eases anxiety during labor for moms at Mercy

The anxiety of new moms likely knows no bounds, but in the midst of labor at Mercy Regional Medical Center, there’s a new option to help take the edge off – laughing gas, aka nitrous oxide. The...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Man thrown from horse requires helicopter transport to Mercy

A longtime Pine River Valley resident is expected to recover after being thrown from a horse last weekend and suffering injuries that required helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center....

DATE: June 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retired Durango doctor, wife recovering from head-on crash east of Bayfield

Bayfield resident and well-known doctor Richard Grossman was reading The Durango Herald in the passenger seat of his Toyota Prius on his way to Pagosa Springs on Friday when he looked up to see an...

DATE: June 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center opens breast milk donation center

New moms in La Plata County may now share their excess milk with newborns in need through a new donation center at Mercy Regional Medical Center. Some of the earliest meals for sick newborns at...

DATE: June 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Emergency room at Mercy hospital cuts back on opioids

Mercy Regional Medical Center has changed how it manages the pain of emergency room patients to help prevent opioid addiction. Instead of prescribing narcotics to some patients, the hospital staff...

DATE: May 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy aims to lower costs by assisting frequent ER patients

Gordon Nunziato visited the emergency room 10 times in four months last year. He was homeless, abusing alcohol and facing serious kidney and liver conditions, among other health problems. He used...

DATE: April 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy orthopedic surgeon preserves hip joints to prevent replacement

Surgically repairing hip joints can relieve persistent pain and possibly prevent hip replacements later in life. One common source of persistent pain in a hip joint can be a tear in the labrum,...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy earns its fourth consecutive Medicare 5-star rating for quality

Mercy Regional Medical Center received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the group’s hospital quality ratings data release. Mercy has received a five-star...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Mercy hospital’s parent organization part of mega merger

Mercy Regional Medical Center is now part of the nation’s largest nonprofit health system by revenue. The hospital is one of 142 in the new nonprofit Catholic health system formed by the recent...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

70-year-old man requires helicopter transport from Purgatory Resort

A 70-year-old man found unconscious along a ski trail Friday at Purgatory Resort required a helicopter transport to Mercy Regional Medical Center, a resort spokesman said. Greg Ralph said the man...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy Regional Medical Center eliminates management positions

Mercy Regional Medical Center is one of several hospitals in the Centura Health network to eliminate positions in recent months. Mercy eliminated less than half of 1 percent of its more than 1,300...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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