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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.

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

Hospitals tell workers: Get a flu shot or get fired

Hospitals tell workers: Get a flu shot or get fired

1 / December 23, 2012 7:00 AM

Across Colorado, hospitals are demanding all employees get flu shots or be fired. The choice pits the safety of sick patients who could die from a hospital-acquired case of influenza, against the rights of employees to refuse a shot. Nationally, [&hellip

Colorado hospitals boost safety grades

Colorado hospitals boost safety grades

0 / November 28, 2012 11:20 AM

The number of Colorado hospitals receiving an “A” grade for patient safety nearly doubled in the past six months, from seven to 13. The Washington-based Leapfrog Group sets the grades nationwide

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