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2023
February
02,
2023
| 11:46 AM America/Denver
GRAND JUNCTION, CO – St. Mary’s Medical Center, part of Intermountain Health, is celebrating the opening of the most advanced laboratory in western Colorado. This state-of-the-art facility located inside St. Mary’s Hospital replaces the old lab origi...
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February
02,
2023
| 09:30 AM America/Denver
Nearly 90 percent of cardiac arrests that occur in a non-hospital setting in the United States are fatal. Dave Peshek, of Butte, is grateful to be among the lucky ones to survive such an event.  Peshek doesn’t remember exactly why he called 9-1-1 on ...
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February
02,
2023
| 09:08 AM America/Denver
AURORA, CO – With the Denver metro area rapidly building eastward, communities in East Aurora have fewer primary care providers than needed to serve a growing population. Now, SCL Health Medical Group – Aurora is relocating and expanding to meet that...
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February
01,
2023
| 08:45 AM America/Denver
The “Healthy Lifestyles” program at St. James Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Health, has earned CDC Full Plus Recognition.  The Full Plus Recognition designation is reserved for Diabetes Prevention Programs that have effectively delivered a qu...
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January
27,
2023
| 10:51 AM America/Denver
 Holy Rosary Healthcare, part of Intermountain Health, is proud to announce plans to build a state-of-the-art, comprehensive cancer center serving eastern Montana. The 12,000-square-foot center will provide radiation, medical and surgical oncology se...
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January
25,
2023
| 17:12 PM America/Denver
In October 2021, 80-year-old Earl Hamlin had quadruple bypass surgery to repair sick sinus syndrome, a type of heart rhythm disorder that affects the heart's natural pacemaker, or sinus node, which controls the heartbeat. Earl’s heart was in a regula...
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January
25,
2023
| 14:14 PM America/Denver
Thanks to a grant provided by the Treacy Foundation, Holy Rosary Healthcare caregivers are now training on a family of simulation mannequins for ongoing education and scenario-based learning. The training mannequins include an adult, child, and newbo...
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January
24,
2023
| 11:26 AM America/Denver
St. Vincent Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Health, has received a national certification for the advanced treatment of stroke. The Advanced Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center Certification from The Joint Commission demonstrates that St. Vincen...
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January
18,
2023
| 12:27 PM America/Denver
January 18, 2023 – Both Saint Joseph Hospital and its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) have been named a 2022 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in healthcare experience solutions and servi...
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January
16,
2023
| 14:40 PM America/Denver
It is the time of year when we all count our blessings and give thanks for all we have. Sometimes, those blessings appear in places and in people you’d least expect. That’s precisely what happened to Don Jenkins, a patient at St. Mary’s who had a rar...
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January
11,
2023
| 12:37 PM America/Denver
Well-deserved recognition and praise are given to our doctors, nurses and other clinical staff who provide direct care for our patients. However, there are hundreds of behind-the-scenes caregivers who play a vital role in making sure hospital operati...
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January
11,
2023
| 09:58 AM America/Denver
By Liane Vadheim, Registered Dietitian, Holy Rosary Healthcare What do willpower, habit formation, weight loss, and New Year’s resolutions have in common? The first three are the focus of recent medical research, and the latter can be the subject of ...
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January
05,
2023
| 12:22 PM America/Denver
Broomfield and Aurora, Colo. (January 5, 2023) – Intermountain Healthcare and UCHealth are forming a new partnership to develop a clinically integrated network (CIN) with comprehensive patient resources. The venture will bring together 700 primary ca...
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January
01,
2023
| 15:17 PM America/Denver
St. Vincent Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Healthcare,  has welcomed its first baby of 2023 born at the hospital. A baby boy, Aidoneus Jason Charles Strock was born at 2:24 am on January 1, 2023, the first baby of the New Year for the labor an...
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2022
December
30,
2022
| 14:46 PM America/Denver
As the replacement hospital project gains momentum and we look forward to moving to the new campus, there is interest in what will happen to the current, legacy campus.  The Lutheran Hospice will remain on the legacy campus. West Pines Behavioral Hea...
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December
30,
2022
| 14:45 PM America/Denver
Dr. Jennifer Caskey and Zach Urban, co-chairs of the Legacy Continues Campaign, are pleased to welcome Dr. Vernon Ritzman to the Campaign Committee.  Dr. Ritzman is a retired primary care physician and a strong supporter of Lutheran’s over the years....
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December
30,
2022
| 14:42 PM America/Denver
Lutheran Medical Center’s new replacement hospital is making amazing progress – on time and on budget! - and the project is being recognized already for the many ways it will contribute to the west metro Denver community.  Recently, the Jefferson Cou...
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December
15,
2022
| 16:25 PM America/Denver
To all of our caregivers, patients, and communities we wish you a joyful Christmas and a healthy New Year!...
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December
13,
2022
| 15:07 PM America/Denver
By Dr. Steven Griffin, Pediatrician, Holy Rosary Healthcare 'Tis the Season for holidays, family gatherings and great meals. Unfortunately, it is also the season for respiratory illnesses. With the recent news about a more severe respiratory illness ...
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December
13,
2022
| 11:33 AM America/Denver
By Michael R. Bütz, Ph.D. The holiday season brings excitement and feelings about national and religious holidays and the worldwide celebration of welcoming a New Year. There is a magical sense of things at this time of year with festivals, gathering...
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December
07,
2022
| 09:37 AM America/Denver
Good Samaritan Medical Center of Lafayette, Colorado is proud to announce that it has achieved the highly prestigious international Baby-Friendly designation after a rigorous review process conducted by Baby-Friendly USA, the organization responsible...
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December
07,
2022
| 09:24 AM America/Denver
It is the time of year when everyone takes a moment to recognize the blessings in their lives and all that they are grateful for. This year in particular, Laura Patricks and Brittany Driscoll say they have much to be thankful for. In the early 2000s,...
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December
07,
2022
| 08:44 AM America/Denver
The St. Vincent Healthcare Pediatric and  Emergency Department teams just finished redesigning patient rooms to create a calming and healing environment for our young patients and their families.“We have transformed two patient rooms to be pediatric-...
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December
02,
2022
| 10:09 AM America/Denver
Well-deserved recognition and praise are given to our physicians, nurses and other clinical staff who provide direct care for our patients. However, there are hundreds of behind-the-scenes caregivers who play a vital role in making sure those caregiv...
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November
28,
2022
| 09:38 AM America/Denver
Liane Vadheim. center, registered dietitian and coach in Holy Rosary Healthcare’s Healthy Lifestyles program has been recognized as the “Lifestyle Coach of the Year” by the Montana Diabetes Program and the Montana Association of Diabetes Care and Edu...
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November
25,
2022
| 09:34 AM America/Denver
By Jenille Brugger, Holy Rosary Healthcare Oncology Nurse Navigator  Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, accounting for 25 percent of all cancer deaths. According to the American Cancer Society, more people die eac...
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November
23,
2022
| 13:59 PM America/Denver
Physical therapy is often known for helping patients recover from heart conditions, strokes, or orthopedic treatments.  For Jolynn Miller, a physical therapist at St. Vincent, her work specializes in supporting cancer patients with a focus on helping...
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November
23,
2022
| 11:12 AM America/Denver
The Grand Valley Catholic Outreach Day Center provides the amenities of home – a warm shower, laundry, telephone, mail, storage and access to local resources to those experiencing homelessness in the community.  Twelve years ago, St. Mary’s Medical C...
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November
22,
2022
| 09:45 AM America/Denver
Having speech, physical, and occupational therapy under one roof helps the patient with a well-rounded recovery, as the therapists work together and build their daily goals based on what the others are working on....
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November
22,
2022
| 08:48 AM America/Denver
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, accounting for 25 percent of all cancer deaths.  Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers c...
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