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Hospital Provider Fee reform signed into law in Colorado

DENVER – The saga of the Hospital Provider Fee came to an end Tuesday in Fowler, a town of just over 1,100 people east of Pueblo, when Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 267 into law. The...

DATE: May 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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9-year-old boy recovering after dog attack

It was like living in a nightmare for Tim Benge when he heard commotion outside his home and opened the door to find his 9-year-old son, Keaton Hankins-Benge, covered in blood with his head in his...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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Jury rules against Durango man in lawsuit against Mercy over bedsore

A jury found in favor of Mercy Regional Medical Center and awarded no damages to a Durango man who accused the hospital of negligence for a bedsore he suffered while in Mercy’s care. Jason Gurule...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Southwest Colorado hospitals could lose more than $4 million

DENVER – The financial impact of balancing Colorado’s budget on the backs of healthcare providers just became a little more tangible. The Colorado Hospital Association released a report Monday on...

DATE: April 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trial opens in case faulting Mercy Regional Medical Center for quality of care

A civil trial is underway in La Plata County Court for a Durango man who accuses Mercy Regional Medical Center of failing to perceive and prevent a bedsore that severely complicated his recovery....

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Hospital Provider Fee reform clears Colorado Senate committee with GOP support

DENVER – Hospitals in rural Colorado and they people they serve can breathe a little easier as a measure to undo a $264 million cut to the healthcare system passed its first hurdle. Senate Bill...

DATE: April 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Centura Health, Anthem BlueCross reach agreement

Centura Health and Anthem BlueCross BlueShield have finalized terms of a statewide, three-year agreement to take effect May 1. The new agreement, reached late Thursday, ensures patients insured by...

DATE: March 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Anthem insurance may drop Centura, Mercy from its network

People insured by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield in Colorado may not have access to in-network coverage at Centura Health facilities – which includes Mercy Regional Medical Center – unless an...

DATE: March 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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4CORE to offer Nissan Leaf rebate, install two charging stations

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency recently announced a new electric vehicle group-buy program as well as the installation of two electric car-charging stations around Durango. From...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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Some Southwest Colorado hospitals won’t offer aid-in-dying drugs

Though the aid-in-dying proposition overwhelmingly passed in Colorado last fall, hospitals throughout Southwest Colorado have opted out of the program, leaving local residents with few options for...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News