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Week of September 07, 2010. Click the front page to download the issue!
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 3:47:14 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.

University of Colorado Hospital Moving Forward with $400 Million Expansion
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 3:53:27 PM

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has announced ambitious plans to add a second inpatient tower to meet what has become an enormous demand for its services. At a cost of about $400 million, the project brings more patient beds, more emergency care and more jobs to the Anschutz Medical Campus and the state.

About the expansion
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 3:55:01 PM

As the only academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region, our teams of specialists and sub-specialists provide unique care for patients with complex health care needs. This project will put us in an even more solid position to continue providing world-class care while expanding the quality and depth of our care and meeting the growing needs of our expanding patient population. The expansion will not only mean more care, but also more jobs on the Anschutz Medical Campus. • Will cost about $400 million • An additional 264-288 beds • Emergency Department will double in size • Expansion will also mean more operating rooms and diagnostic and treatment facilities (ie: expanded cardiac and vascular services) • The 12-story building will be about 660,000 square feet • Increased parking, better access for patients and visitors at Anschutz Medical Campus • Brings 1,400 high paying, full-time jobs to Anschutz Medical Campus, also creates 600-650 construction jobs

NURSE TALK - What inspires you to focus your career on emergency department nursing?
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 4:06:15 PM

"Because it's always changing. It's always exciting and it's a challenge to come here every day to work." Drew Woodrow, RN "Most of it is the adrenaline and the chance to make a difference in somebody's life. A lot of times you get regular normal stuff, but there's those times when you actually make a difference and you see somebody from a full code back to a normal life." Jen Ballantine, RN "I choose emergency nursing because it's fast paced and you have an opportunity to help a variety of cultures and you feel like you make a difference in their lives." Jennifer Cruz, RN "I just love the difference of it and how you don't know what's going to come in the door and just being able to help people. Sometimes you see them coming back and they remember you because of the difference that you've made." Megan Martin, RN

Banner Health named one of Top 25
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 3:55:47 PM

Health Imaging and IT magazine has recognized nonprofit Banner Health as being one of the Top 25 Connected facilities in the country. The industry magazine cited Banner Health for its systemwide implementation of electronic medical records and computerized provider-order entry systems and advances in radiology.

ASK VICKI - I don’t want to get a divorce but I can’t live like this!
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 4:02:42 PM

I don't want to get a divorce but I can't continue living like this; how can I get my husband to talk to me?

Cartoon:Can You Imagine?
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 4:04:45 PM

Cartoon:Can You Imagine? By William Warren

Standard & Poor’s upgrades PVHS bond rating to solid A
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 3:59:43 PM

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has announced that it upgraded the bond rating for Poudre Valley Health System from an A- to A rating, noting “marked improvements to an already sound balance sheet” and strong business position as evidenced by further growth in market share.

NOW OPEN: A New Pathways Hospice Location in Windsor, Community Open House and Ribbon Cutting Scheduled for September 9th
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 4:00:54 PM

To better serve the needs of Western Weld County, on August 2nd Pathways Hospice moved the clinically staffed Windsor Office to 1580 Main Street, Suite 2, Windsor CO 80550. Although Pathways Hospice has provided hospice care for these communities from a Windsor office for several years, many local residents were not aware of the availability of these services. The new easy-to-find office, located along Main Street just west of King Soopers, is more conveniently located with noticeable access and plenty of parking.

Julie Ambory Joins Centura Health as New Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Posted: 9/7/2010 at 3:56:15 PM

Julie Ambory has joined Centura Health, Colorado’s largest hospital and health care network, as senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Ambory’s focus will be on the development of Centura Health’s Integrated Talent Management and Cultural Engineering initiatives. She brings with her a Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations and special expertise from 17 years experience with companies such as Xerox, AlliedSignal, Motorola and Bank of America.

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