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Mercy earns its third straight Medicare 5-star rating for quality

(DURANGO, COLO.) In its Dec. 21, 2017, hospital quality ratings data release, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) one again recognized Mercy Regional Medical Center with a five-star rating for overall hospital quality. Mercy received a five-star rating in both of Medicare’s…

39th Annual Swks Pro Am Date Set

(GARDEN, KS) The 2018 date and format of the 39th Annual Southwest Kansas Pro-am have been announced. Mark your calendars for August 9-12 for great play on two of the top rated Kansas golf courses; Buffalo Dunes and the Golf Course at Southwind. All proceeds benefit the Newborn Intensive Care…

Becoming A Mom® Prenatal Class Launch

(GARDEN CITY, KS.) The Frontier Breastfeeding Coalition, in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), have partnered together to form the Southwest Kansas Perinatal Collaborative, utilizing the March of Dimes Becoming a Mom ® /Comenzando bien curriculum. This…

St. Catherine Hospital Becomes 2nd Kansas Hospital to Receive Prestigious International Award

(Albany, NY) Baby-Friendly USA, announces that St. Catherine Hospital has received prestigious international recognition as a Baby-Friendly Designated birth facility and only the second Kansas hospital to do so. …

Williams Honored With National Award

(GARDEN CITY, KS) Recently, Doug Williams, D. Med/D. Min, received the Dr. Richard C. Cabot, MD, award. The presentation, held in Jacksonville, FL, is awarded to only one recipient annually and recognizes “Excellence in Clinical Pastoral Education” (CPE). St. Catherine Hospital’s nationally…

Colorado Joint Replacement Surgeon Selected for Esteemed Fellowship

(ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) Dr. Jason Jennings was selected as one of four Insall Traveling Fellows chosen in 2017. This revered fellowship only accepts four of the most qualified international candidates. John N. Insall’s legendary contributions to knee surgery were based on an academic pursuit of…

Centura Health To Support Community Event By Providing Free Health Services To Public

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, will offer free health screenings, health insurance enrollment and free flu shots to the community during Fall Feast Denver on Nov. 11, taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Western Stock Show, 4655 Humboldt St. in…

Centura Health Receives $2 Million Grant From Catholic Health Initiatives To Assist Patients In Accessing Health And Social Services

(CENTENNIAL, COLO.) Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, has been selected as one of three health systems by one of its sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to implement a new, innovative model for addressing the social determinants of health. The program, which was made…

St. Mary-Corwin Receives “A” Rating For Patient Safety

(PUEBLO, COLO.) The Leapfrog Group recently released the Fall 2017 Hospital Safety Grades report assigning A through F letter grades to over 2,600 hospitals in the U.S. St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center received an A rating, and is among just 832 hospitals in the entire nation to receive this top…

Mercy Hospice House Opens

(DURANGO, COLO.) Mercy Hospice House, a new residential hospice facility on the Mercy Regional Medical Center campus, opens for patient care on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. …