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2014-03-10 08:31:20

Hospital's physicians extend real-time, online schedule and profile access to Denver-area healthcare consumers DENVER, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The schedules and profiles of primary care, OB/GYN, and other specialty physicians affiliated with University of Colorado Hospital are now available with the DocASAP scheduling platform, greatly simplifying appointment bookings for healthcare consumers in the greater Denver area. DocASAP is an important element of efforts to streamline...

2011-05-26 15:14:20

New therapy tolerated well by most patients A drug recently approved by the Food & Drug Administration for the treatment of prostate cancer is proving to give some patients the gift of time.  A new study shows abiraterone acetate extends the lives of men with the most advanced form of the disease by about four months. The study in the May 26, 2011 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine was co-authored by Thomas W. Flaig, MD, medical oncologist at the University of Colorado...

2010-07-19 05:00:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A national accreditation agency officially recognized by the US Secretary of Education has recently announced the accreditation of 2 members of the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) that participate in the UHC/American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Nurse Residency Program(TM). The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) has accredited the 400-bed University of Colorado Hospital and the 596-bed University of Kansas...

2008-10-27 12:00:29

Research from the University of Colorado Hospital to be presented at this week's American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum in Chicago reveals that the use of an emergency department information system (EDIS) from Picis has demonstrably decreased the average emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) for discharged patients, an important measure of clinical efficiency and a key determinant of patient satisfaction. Achieving a high-level of ED efficiency and quality of...

2008-06-20 09:00:56

By Joyzelle Davis University of Colorado Hospital's inpatient admissions were 7 percent more than forecast and emergency room visits were 20 percent more than expected in the hospital's first year at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. The increase comes as the hospital accommodates slightly more patients than the old facility at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Surgeries also rose more than 7 percent above forecasts in certain departments, the hospital said. Originally...

2007-05-24 12:00:43

DENVER, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In mid-June, University of Colorado Hospital will complete the move of all inpatients, staff and equipment from its Denver campus at East Ninth Avenue and Colorado Boulevard to its new facilities at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. Located near I-225 and Colfax -- just six miles east of the old campus -- the hospital's new facilities offer the most advanced medical treatment and finest amenities available in the Rocky Mountain Region. While University...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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