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Colorado hospitals and officials are preparing for COVID-19 hospitalizations to continue to surge in the coming days, a top state health official said Wednesday. Though a peak may be approaching and overall capacity remains stable, hospital officials warn they're still facing a critical crush of patients. Continue Reading

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This investigation is part of the ongoing “On Edge” series about Colorado’s mental health by the Colorado News Collaborative, the nonprofit that unites more than 160 communities and news outlets like ours to ensure quality news for all Coloradans. The series title reflects a state that has the nation’s highest rate of adult mental illness and lowest access to care, and the fact that state government is on the edge of either turning around its behavioral health care system or simply reorganizing a bureaucracy that is failing too many Coloradans. Continue Reading

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In twin actions, federal and state officials on Thursday suspended enrollment by elderly Coloradans with the state’s largest provider of community-based home health care after concluding the company failed to deliver medically necessary services to patients. Continue Reading

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The week after Thanksgiving, Dr. Joseph Forrester stood by the bedside of a man who'd been in the intensive care unit at the Medical Center of Aurora for two months. The patient was in his 70s, and COVID-19 had so ravaged his body that a ventilator breathed for him. Continue Reading