Why Colorado’s hospitals have bent — but not broken — during the latest COVID surge
The state’s relatively high vaccination rate is one reason
For Colorado health workers, the latest COVID surge is a special kind of exhausting
“We started to see an end to the tunnel,” said Josi Hamill, a nurse ICU manager. “Everyone was getting really excited. We were down to one to two COVID patients in our unit.”
Staff at five Colorado hospitals will have to get vaccinated against coronavirus. What about all the rest?
Banner Health became the first hospital owner in Colorado to issue a mandate, but others may be waiting on the FDA to give full approval to the COVID-19 vaccines
What’s Working: Denver business leaders say $45,000 is the new “scrape-by” wage
More women and people of color fall below that wage so here’s how to help them move up. Plus: Colorado Republicans ask for end to federal unemployment benefits; a company's expansion adds 100 jobs and lots of other actual jobs
Colorado will pay hospitals to close expensive free-standing ERs
The state wants some of the 34 hospital-owned free-standing ERs converted to other purposes, such as providing primary care or mental health services.
New Centennial Hospital fills southeast Denver gap, while other areas wait for specialty care
HealthONE/HCA, flush with 2020 profits even as the pandemic hit, opens a new facility at Arapahoe and Parker, following the trend to fast suburban growth for new hospitals
Colorado hospitals’ profit margins are nation’s highest as state lawmakers move to cap health care costs
A new financial analysis for the Colorado Business Group on Health pegs medical profits at $2.8 billion in 2018, and critiques heavy concentration of hospital power for causing the state’s high prices
An increasing number of Colorado coronavirus patients are surviving, and fewer need ventilators
The state's coronavirus mortality rate for hospitalized patients dropped to 10.5% compared to 15.1% in March, according to data shared by major hospital systems in Colorado
How pregnant women in Colorado are adapting to the coronavirus crisis to keep themselves safe
The CDC doesn't know whether pregnancy increases chances of infection, but the fast spread of COVID-19 has some women very worried. Some are even considering delivering their babies at birthing centers to avoid infection-filled hospitals.
Colorado public option opponents accused of trying to “weaponize” doctors against health insurance proposal
PATH, an organization backed by Colorado hospitals, is encouraging medical professionals to speak out against the soon-to-come public health insurance option legislation
Colorado hospitals accuse Polis administration of hurting Medicaid patients, as health fight grows nastier
In a letter to the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, hospital executives say onerous rules, outdated processes are putting patients at risk
Denver’s Rose Medical Center, celebrating 70 years, created a culture that countered post-war discrimination
Rose became the first Denver hospital to grant privileges to a Black physician. Its emphasis on inclusivity endured through a contentious sale and shifting health care industry.
Paging Dr. Algorithm: How AI and other new tech are changing care in Colorado hospitals
UCHealth and HealthONE use advanced algorithms, remote monitoring to chase disease and help keep hospital patients safe
Denver-area hospitals made a record $2 billion in profits in 2018, according to a new report
Many Colorado hospitals outside of the metro area also saw strong profitability
As their revenues grew, Colorado hospitals pushed costs onto privately insured patients and reaped billions, according to a new state report
The report sets up one major battle in health cost fight, as Gov. Jared Polis officially creates his new Office of Saving People Money on Health Care
Opinion: Closure of midwife practices could escalate opportunity gaps for Colorado children
“An ugly scenario:” For-profit health corporation to shut down midwifery practices in Denver, Aurora
The two practices serve mostly inner-city, poor mothers and refugees