Hospital http://www.kunc.org en With Dwindling Mental Health Providers, ERs Fill The Gap http://www.kunc.org/post/dwindling-mental-health-providers-ers-fill-gap <p>Growing demand for intensive mental-health treatment in the state and a decline in the supply of psychiatric beds have put added pressure on emergency rooms. In cases when patients pose a danger to themselves or others, ERs become the default holding place.</p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:46:18 +0000 Rocky Mountain PBS I-News & Kristin Jones 56534 at http://www.kunc.org With Dwindling Mental Health Providers, ERs Fill The Gap Wellness Center Could Mark ‘Turning Point’ For Estes Economy http://www.kunc.org/post/wellness-center-could-mark-turning-point-estes-economy <p>Governor John Hickenlooper was on hand Wednesday for the ground breaking of a new $30 million public private project between Grand Heritage Hotel Group — owner of the Stanley Hotel — and the Estes Park Medical Center.</p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:43:48 +0000 Grace Hood 55748 at http://www.kunc.org Wellness Center Could Mark ‘Turning Point’ For Estes Economy A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed http://www.kunc.org/post/denver-family-doctors-has-seen-medicine-transformed What it means to be a doctor in America is changing.<p>The Affordable Care Act is one reason. But the federal health overhaul is just the latest factor among many that have affected the practice of medicine.<p>Just ask Drs. Robert and Michael Sawyer, a father and son in a family that has worked at Denver Health since the 1930s.<p>Anesthesiologist Michael Sawyer, 43, is a third-generation physician. He and his father, Robert, a surgeon, head up to Michael's cramped office on the third floor. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:48:00 +0000 53865 at http://www.kunc.org A Denver Family Of Doctors Has Seen Medicine Transformed Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing http://www.kunc.org/post/boston-hospitals-share-lessons-marathon-bombing Boston hospitals say that overall they did well in their response to the bombings because, as crazy as it sounds, they got lucky on April 15.<p>Dr. Richard Wolfe, chief of emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says hospitals were fortunate with both the location and timing of the bombs that stunned the city.<p>Scores of emergency staff were already on scene for the marathon. There was a medical tent just yards away from the bombing site, and there were six Level 1 trauma centers within a mile or two, which were at shift change and had double the staff available to help. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:07:00 +0000 Tovia Smith 49813 at http://www.kunc.org Boston Hospitals Share Lessons From Marathon Bombing For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly http://www.kunc.org/post/hospital-patients-observation-status-can-prove-costly If you're on Medicare and you're in the hospital for a few days, you may think you're an inpatient. The hospital may have other ideas. Increasingly, hospitals are placing older patients on "observation status." They may be there for days, but technically they're still outpatients.<p>This is a big deal for someone on Medicare because follow-up treatment in a nursing home isn't covered unless someone has been an inpatient for at least three days. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:43:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 49157 at http://www.kunc.org For Hospital Patients, Observation Status Can Prove Costly