Mercy Regional Medical Center

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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

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ERs see uptick in severe vomiting from too much marijuana

DENVER – As more states legalize medical and recreational marijuana, emergency room physicians in Colorado warn their colleagues around the country to be on the lookout for an illness that strikes...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mercy expects hospice facility to open this summer

Already one of the largest employers in La Plata County, Mercy Regional Medical Center expects to expand with the completion of a new hospice facility this summer. The 11,000-square-foot facility...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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New neurologist at Mercy provides crucial services to Durango residents

For patients with a potential neurological disorder, the dread of waiting for a diagnosis can be unbearable, and in Southwest Colorado, getting into a doctor’s office can sometimes take up to two...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Mercy Regional Medical Center’s first baby of 2017 arrives

Battling a winter storm and icy roads, Henry and Bridget Gonzales made the 45-minute drive from Bayfield to usher in the first baby of 2017 born at Mercy Regional Medical Center on Tuesday. Kozell...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mercy to offer free class for those with prediabetes

A class will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6 in Suite 140 in the medical office building at Mercy Regional Medical Center to educate community members with prediabetes about...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Bike repair station installed on Horse Gulch Trail

Cyclists on the Horse Gulch Trail now have a nearby repair station in case they need air in a tire or to tighten up something. The station was installed in December at the trailhead, near East...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Durango Community Thanksgiving Dinner a tradition that keeps growing

So your family won’t be around for Thanksgiving, and you don’t want to cook for just one or two. Or maybe, you don’t feel like preparing a gargantuan feast for the whole family. Perhaps you want to...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mercy a top hospital for orthopedic and spine surgery

Mercy Regional Medical Center was again recognized as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery in 2017. The awards...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Mercy earns 8th straight ‘A’ for patient safety

Mercy Regional Medical Center has earned an ‘A’ from the New Hospital Safety Scores, which is compiled by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. New Hospital Safety Scores assign...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Step by step, class helps seniors build balance, strength

Mercy Regional Medical Center is offering a class to help people preserve and regain their strength and balance. “Six Weeks to Better Balance and a Stronger Self,” a 12-session course, is designed...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Southwest life