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Week of May 25, 2010. Click the front page to download the issue!
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:17:42 PM

Published weekly, Denver's Nursing Star was established in 2003 and is broadcast to RNs, LPNs and other healthcare professionals every week. With more than 9,525 e-publication readers and 120,000 monthly visitors to our Web site, Denver's Nursing Star is the largest health care newspaper in Colorado. Our print and online edition has a readership of 20,000+ and is distributed monthly to healthcare facilities throughout the Denver Metro area and direct mailed to RNs, LPNs, students and faculty at college and universities throughout the state. If you have a news idea, press release, announcements or personnel changes that affect the industry - call 720-283-2209 or email RECRUITERS: Ask about our advertising opportunities - JOB ALERTS (Immediate broadcast/Immediate results) - RECRUITER SPOTLIGHTS - RECRUITER SHOWCASE - PRINTABLE PDF. ADVERTISING - BANNER ADS AND ONLINE RATES AVAILABLE. To request rates and information email . COPYRIGHT © 2008 METRO PUBLISHING L.L.C. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED This website is owned and operated by METRO PUBLISHING L.L.C. and contains material that is protected by international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and unless otherwise specified, is intended for your personal, noncommercial use only. Images and information contained on this site may not be modified, copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed for commercial use in any way unless authorized by the publisher or editor of Denver's Nursing Star. You may download material from this site and may use this site for personal and non-commercial use, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices remain intact. To request authorization for commercial use or reproduction of any material on this site email or call 720-283-2209.

Craig Hospital Granted Magnet Recognition 2010
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:22:57 PM

A commitment to a culture of caring and longevity of staff have contributed to the success of Craig Hospital, which last week received its second consecutive Magnet recognition for nursing excellence.

Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation to Receive 50 Percent Match for Every Endowment Fund Donation through September Community First Foundation Issues Challenge Grant
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:24:13 PM

The Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) Foundation is pleased to announce its partnership with the Community First Foundation in an effort to raise $300,000 for the hospital’s Endowment Fund. If $200,000 is raised by September, the Community First Foundation will present the PVMC Foundation with an additional $100,000 through its Challenge Grant program (or 50 cents on every dollar) for every contribution to the Endowment Fund. This means that for every $100 donation to the Endowment Fund, the Community First Foundation will give $50!

University of Colorado Hospital Recognized for Stroke Care
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:25:18 PM

AURORA, Colo. – University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) recently received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM – Stroke Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes UCH’s commitment to a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring stroke patients receive treatment for at least 24 months according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:28:25 PM

Centura Health is Slated to Break Ground Late Summer 2010, Bringing Quality, Customized Health Care to the Castle Rock Community by 2011 Centura Health today announced the selection of GE Johnson Construction Company, an award-winning Colorado-based construction firm, as construction manager-of-record for Phase One of its Castle Rock Project – the network expansion to serve the Castle Rock community just south of Denver. Frauenshuh HealthCare Real Estate Solutions, a 27 year-old company, specializing in the development and financing of health care real estate projects, was also designated to develop a 40,000-square-foot medical office building as part of the first of two phases of the overall design plans.

Penrose-St. Francis Presents Conversations With Women
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:29:09 PM

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Women having trouble losing weight or dieting are invited to join the conversation about Syndrome X. Syndrome X, also known as Metabolic Syndrome, is a grouping of cardiac risk factors that result from insulin resistance. It affects one in five people in the United States. About 30 percent of the population is insulin resistance and at risk for Type II Diabetes. Symptoms include extra weight around the waist, fatigue and depression. Dr. Michael Koren will be discussing the causes, diagnosis, treatment and management of Syndrome X Tuesday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Julie Penrose Health Education & Research Center, 6071 E. Woodmen Road. Conversations with Women is a free event. To register, please call 776-3600.

Study: Doctors’ fears about rating websites may be unfounded
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:31:13 PM

Physician rating websites, such as, Healthgrades, and Angie’s list, allow patients to rate and discuss physician quality in the same way that travel websites allow guests to review restaurants and hotels. The NHS in Britain has encouraged patients to rate their physicians online and popularity of physician-rating websites is growing significantly in the US. But some physician organizations, including the AMA, have opposed the development of these sites, arguing that patient identity cannot be confirmed, physicians will be unable to respond to negative comments because of confidentiality issues, and reviews will be excessively negative. At least one physician group has suggested that physicians make all patients sign a "gag order" stating they will not review their physicians online. In fact, patient reviews of physicians are positive more than 90% of the time, according to a new study published online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study is the first to systematically examine whether these websites contain inflammatory or potentially damaging information about physicians.

Proposed diagnostic change not enough to help children currently diagnosed with bipolar disorder
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:30:21 PM

New England Journal of Medicine commentary examines new pediatric DSM category (Garrison, NY) Shifting children from the controversial diagnosis of bipolar disorder to one that more accurately reflects their symptoms will not by itself decrease the rate of psychopharmacologic treatment and is not enough to help troubled children flourish, according to a commentary in the May 20, 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by researchers at The Hastings Center, a bioethics research institute, and a physician-researcher at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.

Chapel Roof Pattern Created with DaVinci Synthetic Slate Roof Tiles
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:29:50 PM

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Almost 140 years after it was built, the chapel at the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center has a new roof. The original roof, constructed out of slate, boasted a large cross with a star-studded border in light colors on the background of black slate. That roof was long ago replaced with asphalt shingles. Now, thanks to a dedicated team effort, the detailed pattern of the original roof has been replicated using DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic slate tiles.

A protein in the lungs may cause some smokers to develop lung damage
Posted: 5/25/2010 at 12:30:43 PM

AURORA, Colo. (May 18, 2010) – A protein produced in lung cells may be the reason cigarette smoke injures the lungs. Cigarette smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke are responsible for many devastating lung diseases. The most common, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (also known as COPD) and lung cancer, kill approximately 250,000 Americans every year. Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for the main manifestations of COPD, emphysema (in which the lung is destroyed leaving large empty holes) and chronic bronchitis. For these reasons, patients with COPD are short of breath, frequently suffer infections (as with the flu), and are incapable of maintaining their physical strength during everyday activities, such as climbing a flight of stairs.

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