Jakob Rodgers

Nonprofit and health reporter

  • Colorado Springs could get family medicine residency program

    Updated: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    A Peak Vista Community Health Centers executive has been tabbed to lead the massive nonprofit's new residency program, which is scheduled to begin in summer 2016. Dr. Scott Robinson, who began working at Peak Vista in 2010 as a physician before going on to lead six of its clinics, was...

  • New Memorial Hospital complaint claims employee retirement benefits suffered

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Most Memorial Hospital employees moved from one pension plan to another when University of Colorado Health began leasing the facility in fall 2012. But employees in the hospital's pediatric division were offered something entirely different, according to new claims in a lawsuit...

  • Mental Health First Aid program looks to expand in Pikes Peak region

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    People gripped with depression, anxiety or even psychotic episodes need help the same way a heart attack patient needs CPR - with fast and effective care, mental health advocates say. A swiftly expanding program aims to do just that. Mental Health First Aid training is set to expand...

  • YMCA gets closer to taking control of Colorado Springs Senior Center

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region could soon take over operation of the Colorado Springs Senior Center, city officials announced Thursday. No other nonprofits, agencies or businesses showed interest in running the facility, said Aimee Cox, the city's housing and community initiatives...

  • Medical students to begin rotations at El Paso County Public Health

    Updated: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    Medical students from a Parker-based osteopathic university have begun four-week clinical rotations at El Paso County Public Health, the health department announced Thursday. The partnership between Rocky Vista University and the department signals the latest expansion of medical...

  • SUV driver in fatal sled crash says fun day in Colorado Springs quickly turned tragic

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A man charged in the death of a friend who plowed into a parked vehicle while being towed on a homemade sled said "we were just having fun" when tragedy struck. "Do I wish I could go back and change it? Yes sir," Michael Miner said. "Were we out messing around - were we horseplaying?...

  • Accused Colorado Springs pimp gets work release, probation

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A 29-year-old man accused of pimping two underage girls for sex was sentenced Tuesday to 60 days of work release, though he avoided having to register as a sex offender. Kavion Powell was silent as he stood before 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes who issued the...

  • Fountain man accused in murder had been sought earlier in assault

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Two days before a woman was found slain inside her burning house, Fountain police issued an arrest warrant for the man later accused of killing her. Investigators suspect Thomas Turley, 29, assaulted his father and threatened to kill him Jan. 26, leading a Fountain police officer to...

  • Judge rules El Paso County woman not fit to stand trial

    Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    A woman accused of brutally killing her 77-year-old mother east of Colorado Springs is not mentally competent to stand trial, a doctor at a state psychiatric hospital ruled. The finding in late 2014 put the first-degree murder case against Rae Stanley, 58, on hold while she receives...

  • Colorado Springs sheepdog takes another prize at Westminster Dog Show

    Updated: Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Swagger, an Old English sheepdog hailing from Colorado Springs, won best of group in the herding class Monday at the Westminster Dog Show in New York. The win by Swagger, whose registered name is Bugaboo's Picture Perfect, marks yet another triumph in his esteemed career, which...

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