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Wayne Heilman

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  • Owner of Colorado Springs hospital system forms partnership with DaVita

    Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Just a few weeks after buying a major Colorado Springs medical practice, Denver-based DaVita is making further inroads into the area through a new partnership with Centura Health, which operates Penrose-
St. Francis Health Services. Centura and DaVita Health Care Partners Inc....

  • Auto registrations in El Paso County continue on a fast track

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The automobile business in El Paso County remained on a roll in October, with new-vehicle registrations up by a double-digit percentage for the fourth time in the past five months, according to a report from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. The number of new vehicles...

  • Chuck Murphy honored by Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance

    Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    The Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance gave Chuck Murphy its highest honor Saturday, naming him Business Citizen of the Year in part for his behind-the-scenes work to help secure state tax incentives for the City for Champions project. The alliance also gave two special...

  • Colorado Springs company pumps up its angioplasty business

    Updated: Tue, Nov 4, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. started out as a manufacturer of lasers to clear arterial blockages but its $30 million acquisition of Covidien plc's Stellarex - announced late Sunday - will make the 30-year-old Colorado Springs company even more of an angioplasty balloon manufacturer. The...

  • Colorado Springs' Spectranetics makes another major purchase

    Updated: Mon, Nov 3, 2014

    Spectranetics Corp. announced Sunday it has agreed to acquire Covidien plc's Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon product line for $30 million, the second major purchase by the Colorado Springs-based medical laser manufacturer this year. Before the deal is completed, it must be...

  • CSHP-DaVita deal underscores that consolidation is the name of the game in health care

    Updated: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    The gloves are coming off. Denver-based kidney-care giant DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. and the two major hospital systems in Colorado Springs are about to intensify a battle for local patients as they acquire and expand medical practices that provide primary health care. DaVita...

  • Interns, rejoice: Startup Summer starting up in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    First there was Startup Weekend. Then came Startup Week. Now, Colorado Springs can add Startup Summer to the lineup. Beginning next summer, up to 15 students from colleges nationwide will spend 10 weeks as paid, full-time interns for local startup companies. The program, which began...

  • State 'gardening' program may help Colorado Springs IT company blossom

    Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    A Colorado Springs-based informational technology provider is among 12 Colorado companies that will receive consulting help, access to special reports and other assistance as part of the state's new Economic Gardening pilot program. Amnet will use the program to help it land larger...

  • Off-track betting parlor moves to south of Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    And they're off. A second off-track betting parlor opened Thursday in the Pikes Peak region, as the owners of Post Time on Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs moved a betting facility they had operated in Trinidad to the Country Bar in Fountain, south of the Springs. Post Time...

  • Colorado Springs unemployment, job growth figures give mixed signals -- but are they right?

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    At first blush, the latest job numbers for the Colorado Springs area seem alarming. While the local unemployment rate in September fell to a six-year low of 5.8 percent, which is good news, the drop was the product of a 2,000-person decline in the labor force between August and...