Mercy Regional Medical Center

Lawsuit against Centura Health moves to state court in La Plata County

A class-action lawsuit challenging Centura Health’s billing practices has moved from federal court to a state district court in La Plata County after the health corporation sought to delay and...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

13-year-old boy crashes pickup truck, requires airlift to Mercy

A 13-year-old boy required an emergency airlift to Mercy Regional Medical Center after crashing a pickup truck near Hesperus. Colorado State Patrol Capt. Adrian Driscoll said authorities received a...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How many nonresidents have died in Southwest Colorado from COVID-19?

While the number of Southwest Colorado residents who have died of COVID-19 remains low, now six months into the pandemic, how many out-of-state people have died at our local hospitals? It turns...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Centura Health seeks to delay, dismiss billing lawsuit

Surprise medical bills are a burden on hospital patients who do not anticipate paying out of pocket for elective procedures and other forms of pre-planned care. Complaints about the unforeseen...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New COVID-19 testing site pops up near Durango Public Library

A new and free COVID-19 testing site has been set up near Durango Public Library for three days a week. San Juan Basin Public Health announced the drive-thru and walk-up testing site will be...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

What regions pose biggest COVID-19 threat to Southwest Colorado?

Through new technology, local health experts are able to better pinpoint what outside regions pose the biggest risk to Southwest Colorado for COVID-19, and the results boil down to two of Durango’s...

DATE: July 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Centura Health faces class-action lawsuit over billing practices

Franklin Walter went to Mercy Regional Medical Center for a routine knee replacement in April 2019. What he came away with two months later was a surprise bill totaling $1,216.73. Without an...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy limits COVID testing; other centers prioritize who gets them

Mercy Regional Medical Center will decrease its daily COVID-19 testing starting Monday, which prompted other testing centers in La Plata and Archuleta counties to prioritize who gets tested first....

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man who died this week may be La Plata County’s first COVID-19 death

It appears La Plata County has its first confirmed COVID-19 death. San Juan Basin Public Health on Friday reported a patient in his 60s who died this week tested positive for the virus at the time...

DATE: July 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mercy hospital reaches staffing capacity for ICU beds

The intensive care unit at Mercy Regional Medical Center was at capacity this week – not because all the beds are in use, but because the hospital does not have sufficient staffing to care for more...

DATE: July 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver tumbles 95 feet down embankment, cliff on U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass

A 57-year-old man from Oklahoma was cited for careless driving after driving off U.S. Highway 550 near Molas Pass, rolling 95 feet down an embankment and off a cliff. Colorado State Patrol Trooper...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango extends mandatory face-mask order indefinitely

The city of Durango will extend its mandatory face-covering order indefinitely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Durango City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the order, which had...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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