UCHealth Memorial Hospital provided 2,515 forensic exams last year for patients who were sexually assaulted or choked or were victims of child abuse or elder abuse
Colorado lawmakers are targeting hospital facility fees. Here’s why that’s a big deal.
House Bill 1215 would ban hospitals from charging facility fees for most outpatient visits, ending what proponents say is an unnecessary add-on that boosts hospitals’ bottom line
Two Colorado health care giants are forming one big insurance network. But will consumers actually benefit?
UCHealth and Intermountain Healthcare are creating a “clinically integrated network” that gives patients whose insurance contracts with them access to their physicians, clinics and hospitals
After years of profits, many Colorado hospitals are facing a downturn
Investment losses and higher staffing and supply costs are all contributing, but one expert cautions to look at the long-term picture
Numb fingers or toes? Here’s how to know if it’s frostbite.
Arctic temperatures across Colorado have hospitals gearing up for an influx of frostbite patients
Colorado health systems are making progress — finally — on combining mental and medical care
Laura Andrus, who has battled cancer and lung problems for years, told her doctor it felt like she was slipping into a depression worse than she had ever felt before. As inconclusive medical tests piled up, offering no information about why Andrus wasn’t feeling well and whether the cancer was back or if she had […]
An omicron curveball: At two Colorado hospital systems, most COVID patients aren’t there for COVID
As Colorado’s hospitals work to keep up with an influx of patients during the state’s latest surge of coronavirus infections, two hospital systems have made an intriguing discovery: Most of their current patients who are positive for COVID are not in the hospital due to the disease. Instead, the patients are what might be called […]
Colorado has half a billion dollars to fix its mental health system. But it won’t work without workers.
In the spring of 2020, the community mental health center that serves Jefferson, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties had a completely manageable number of job openings — 11 therapists, counselors and other clinicians. But as the coronavirus pandemic gripped Colorado, the vacancies started to climb, first into the teens and then the 30s and then […]
Will COVID patients who reject vaccines embrace monoclonal antibodies? Colorado is counting on it.
To Dr. Adit Ginde, it’s a now-familiar conundrum. Ginde is an emergency medicine physician with UCHealth. One of his responsibilities involves working with the clinics that provide monoclonal antibody treatments to people infected with the coronavirus. And many of the patients he sees in that role have not been vaccinated against the virus. He knows […]
Nicolais: UCHealth’s transplant policy should make the unvaccinated re-evaluate
The decision by UCHealth to inactivate a kidney transplant candidate over her choice to go unvaccinated against COVID-19 prompted a furor last week. UCHealth should be applauded for its science-driven decision, and it may end up trailblazing the path for health care providers across the country. It should also be yet another data point for […]