Health care

Bill Walton is back in the game

Bill Walton is back in the game

0 / September 1, 2013 7:00 AM

One of the most dominant big men in college and professional basketball for nearly two decades, Bill Walton finally came up against an opponent in 2007 that very nearly took him out of the game of life. Walton says his spine collapsed, leaving him in debilitating pain and facing the biggest challenge of his career

Colorado health facilities report 1,000 drug diversions in 5 years

Colorado health facilities report 1,000 drug diversions in 5 years

1 / March 3, 2013 8:00 AM

Colorado health facilities reported to the state health department 1,083 cases of missing drugs in the past five years. An anesthesiologist tells how easy it was for an in-house criminal to steal drugs, and leave the patients with fake painkillers.

Nursing in high demand, but jobs scarce

Nursing in high demand, but jobs scarce

1 / February 15, 2013 5:00 PM

Three years ago, Sara Chapman left a career in mechanical engineering to follow her heart. Nursing was not only her passion, it seemed like a smart move: There was a nursing shortage. Turns out, most employers also want experience — putting Chapman and other new grads in a bind

Federal funds for Medicaid could add 12,000 Colorado jobs

Federal funds for Medicaid could add 12,000 Colorado jobs

0 / January 13, 2013 7:00 AM

A proposal to expand Medicaid to cover 160,000 more Coloradans will add roughly 12,000 jobs statewide, according to a rough estimate by economic development leader Tom Clark. To put it in perspective, that amounts to one-quarter of all the jobs created in Colorado in the past year

Colorado hospitals on a $3.4 billion construction boom

Colorado hospitals on a $3.4 billion construction boom

1 / January 6, 2013 7:00 AM

The total pricetag for some 50 hospital construction projects across Colorado comes in at $3.4 billion, a Colorado Public News examination has found. The expansions are occurring at a time of great change in the industry

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