Wayne Heilman

Business Reporter

  • Better health care, lower costs? Aetna brings new health plan to Colorado Springs

    Updated: Wed, Apr 29, 2015

    A health care model designed to improve patients' care and lower their costs is coming to Colorado Springs this year, courtesy of insurance giant Aetna. The company has been operating its accountable care organization in Denver and northern Colorado since Jan. 1 and will expand it to...

  • UCHealth Memorial plans $10.3 million cancer center in northern Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    UCHealth Memorial plans to begin construction next month on a $10.3 million cancer center at its Memorial Hospital North campus, part of a $15 million expansion and upgrade of its Colorado Springs cancer facilities. It will be Memorial's second location for cancer patients to get...

  • March brings improved occupancy, higher rates for Colorado Springs hotels

    Updated: Tue, Apr 28, 2015

    Local hotels recovered in March from a snowy February, with occupancy increasing from the same month a year earlier for the third time in the past four months, according to the Rocky Mountain Lodging Report. The occupancy rate for local hotels rose to 54.6 percent in March from 52...

  • Fort Carson soldier dies in Colorado Springs motorcycle wreck

    Updated: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    A Fort Carson soldier was killed Saturday in a midday crash that closed Cimarron Street in both directions west of Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs for four hours, Colorado Springs police said. Christopher R. Higginbotham, 24, was killed in a head-on collision about 12:10 p.m. The...

  • Makerspace opens in Manitou to help entrepreneurs develop products, businesses

    Updated: Sun, Apr 26, 2015

    A small group of volunteers spent two years realizing their dream of a "makerspace" where entrepreneurs can develop, improve and eventually manufacture products, and they hope to eventually create several more in southern Colorado. The Pikes Peak Makerspace at the Manitou Art Center,...

  • Colorado Springs-based Spectranetics shares plunge as company faces increased competition

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    Spectranetics Corp. shares plunged on record trading volume Friday after the company Thursday reported disappointing financial results and lowered its forecasts for the rest of the year. The company attributed the lowered forecast to increased competition and increased spending on...

  • Colorado Springs medical device company lowers revenue, earnings forecast

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Spectranetics Corp. reported lower-than-expected sales and higher-than-expected losses in the first quarter and told stockholders Thursday to expect more of the same for the rest of the year as competitors launch new products and the company boosts its investment in a new product line....

  • More passengers use Colorado Springs Airport, thanks to charter flights

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Charter flights helped boost passenger traffic at the Colorado Springs Airport in February to the first year-over-year increase since October. Traffic in February rose 4.7 percent from February 2014 to 41,480, ending three consecutive months of declines. The number of passengers...

  • State investigation prompts big changes for Children's Hospital in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    A state investigation prompted UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central to surrender a waiver Tuesday that allowed it to treat the most seriously ill or injured patients at its pediatric emergency room and take over operation in June of its inpatient pediatric hospital from Children's...

  • UCCS to add master's, bachelor's degree programs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs will add a master's degree in accounting and a bachelor's degree in engineering education in the fall to comply with increased state licensing requirements and to help increase the supply of high school math and science teachers. Both...

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