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Jakob Rodgers

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  • Colorado Springs' feud with PERA rests before retired judge

    Updated: Mon, Jan 27, 2014

    DENVER - The moment Memorial Hospital's employees left Colorado Springs' payroll, the city's pension obligation for nearly 4,000 people ended, a city lawyer argued Monday before a retired Adams County district court judge. A state pension fund attorney countered that reasoning with...

  • Memorial Hospital CEO and CFO resign, new leadership named

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    An abrupt change in leadership atop University of Colorado Health included the resignation of Memorial Hospital's chief executive and its top financial officer - departures that came as a surprise to some in the health care community. Mike Scialdone, who oversaw Memorial Hospital's...

  • Colorado updates insurance enrollment numbers

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The state's new health insurance exchange averaged slightly more than 700 enrollments per day in the weeks leading up to its latest deadline. Connect for Health Colorado tallied 10,624 new enrollments from Jan. 1 through Wednesday, bringing the total number of Coloradans enrolled in...

  • Study: Pikes Peak region ill-prepared to treat elderly

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    The Pikes Peak region has a shortage of doctors that treat senior citizens - and new doctors have little financial incentive to specialize in geriatric care. Further, transportation services to help seniors get to medical appointments - or anywhere else, for that matter - are...

  • Letters reject claims of bullying by Sen. Mark Udall, increase insurance cancellation number

    Updated: Wed, Jan 15, 2014

    The head of a Colorado regulatory agency on Tuesday denied claims that Sen. Mark Udall bullied the state's insurance division. Also Tuesday, another state official revealed far more Coloradans received insurance cancellation letters than previously reported. In separate letters, two...

  • Consumer payments to health insurance carriers lagging across Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Jan 14, 2014

    Thousands of Coloradans who enrolled in health insurance plans through the state's new exchange have yet to make their first payment - leaving unfinished a critical step for ensuring coverage. Insurance companies across Colorado reported receiving payments from only 60 percent to 70...

  • Memorial could add new children's hospital at north Colorado Springs campus

    Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    Plans for a new children's hospital in north Colorado Springs and a pediatric urgent care facility in south central Colorado Springs were announced Friday by Memorial Hospital officials. "This just further demonstrates that we're really moving out of a transition move into an...

  • H1N1 flu strain making a comeback

    Updated: Fri, Jan 10, 2014

    The influenza strain responsible for the 2009 worldwide pandemic appears to be making a comeback this year in Colorado, health officials say. More Coloradans have been hospitalized for the flu so far this year than were hospitalized during the same period last year, and a majority of...

  • Timeline stokes dispute over Black Forest fire response

    Updated: Tue, Jan 7, 2014

    A bitter dispute over how command of the Black Forest fire played out in June flared again Monday with a new accounting by El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. A sheriff's office timeline of the June 11 blaze showed El Paso County's assistant fire marshal took command of the...

  • Catholic Charities on a mission to help homeless in Colorado Springs

    Published: Mon, Jan 6, 2014

    A homeless man named Jerry sat alone on a green park bench made for two. He had a backpack on the ground next to him, packed with a Bible and a coffee cup from Einstein Bros. Bagels. Nearby, James Fernandez saw opportunity in that empty seat. It offered a chance to talk. Fernandez...

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