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Period of Transition

For children with pediatric-onset chronic conditions, the relationships they form early on with their doctors and care team members often turn out to be among the most important connections of their young lives.

Years later, when those youth are on the cusp of adulthood and required to transition to adult care, the doctor-patient relationship becomes even more important, and thoughtful transition of care is critical. The growing field of transitional care encourages collaboration among doctors to help young patients effectively manage the shift from pediatric to adult care, to encourage those patients to play a greater part in their own health care, and to improve health care systems to make those transitions more seamless.

Author Greg Glasgow | Publish Date September 02, 2022
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Patient Care    Sports Medicine    Clinical Affairs   

Multidisciplinary Approach Makes CU Sports Medicine Program a Winner

CU Sports Medicine — a multidisciplinary program involving the School of Medicine’s departments of orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics — serves a wide range of patients: from toddlers to seniors, elite athletes to weekend warriors. To help dispel some misconceptions about the field and highlight what sets CU’s program apart from the competition, we interviewed three experts to learn from the pros.

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 01, 2022
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Patient Care    Education    Clinical Affairs   

Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

“Quality over quantity.” It’s a familiar piece of advice for everything from shopping habits to food choices. But the concept is especially important when it comes to health care. In fact, it’s what led a coalition of CU Anschutz Medical Campus entities — the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, and Children’s Hospital Colorado — to establish the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency in 2012. 

Author Valerie Gleaton | Publish Date March 01, 2022
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Going the Distance After a Cancer Diagnosis

news outletCure Today
Publish DateMarch 15, 2023

Teri Griege has always loved sports. She participated in high school sports but once she got married, built her career as a nurse and started her family — a son and a daughter — running took a back seat.

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Becker's Hospital Review

39 health system leaders share creative ways to boost revenues

news outletBecker's Hospital Review
Publish DateMarch 13, 2023

Last year, contract labor in healthcare costs soared 258 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Ascension's operating margin falling to -2.9 percenting and Providence reporting $1.7B in operating losses last year, systems need to think creatively to improve profits.

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The Colorado Sun

The heartbreak of keeping quiet

news outletThe Colorado Sun
Publish DateMarch 12, 2023

The end of life can be a time of reconciliation. But often not for LGBTQ people who face rampant discrimination and are often shut out by the way people talk and listen to them. Let me give you an example. 

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