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Mercy Regional Medical Center

Mercy leads event to encourage dialogue about death, dying

Death is inevitable, but it is a taboo subject that is often avoided when talking with loved ones. A group of about two dozen people confronted the topic Thursday evening at the Durango Public...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy CEO aims to maintain hospital legacy amid uncertainty

For Will McConnell, Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new CEO, uncertainty in health care is a major challenge that he faces while aiming to maintain the hospital’s long trajectory of success....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Centura Health investigating missing hard drive with private information

Centura Health announced Tuesday it is investigating a case of a missing external hard drive that contained medical records of Mercy Family Medicine patients seen between Aug. 1 and Oct. 3, 2012....

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado governor, policy experts applaud defeat of health care repeal

DENVER – Colorado health care experts and some lawmakers applauded yet another demise of the GOP’s effort to repeal part of the Affordable Care Act, but they recognized the debate is far from...

DATE: July 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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