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3 years 3 months ago

Nurse steals patient's identity

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - A nurse who worked at four hospitals in the Denver area has been sentenced for stealing patient records and identity theft. Thirty-one-year-old Cannon Tubb was sentenced to six years of community corrections. KMGH-TV reports that the sentence came despite the district attorney's request for a...

3 years 7 months ago

Marijuana patient charged

A Colorado Springs man faces up to 12 years in prison for allegedly having too many pot plants in his house. Court documents say the police never found Bob Crouse's medical marijuana records and they believe he intended to sell the pot. But Crouse says he used the marijuana to...

4 years 10 months ago

Patient tasing under investigation

The State Health Department is investigating a tasing case from Memorial Health Systems emergency department. It happened earlier this year. According to a statement from the hospital, a homicidal patient became physically violent and threatened staff in the ER. The patient was tased and subdued. No one was hurt. ...

5 years 1 day ago

How will health care reform impact hospitals?

Today I'm working on a story about how the new federal health care legislation will impact hospitals. In 2014, a mandate will kick in, requiring every American be insured. Right now, hospitals spend millions of dollars a year treating people who don't have insurance. For example, St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center...

5 years 5 months ago

H1N1 could tie up hospital space

A new report suggests Colorado could run out of hospital beds, if the H1N1 flu virus gets severe enough. The study "H1N1 Challenges Ahead" predicts that almost 22,000 people in our state could need hospitalization because of the virus. The would occupy approximately 88-percent of hospital bed-space across the...

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