Colorado’s Bonfils Blood Center gets new name after rebranding

Julie Scott, senior director of strategic donor marketing, and Liz Lambert, communications specialist at Bonfils Blood Center. Bonfils is being rebranded under the name Vitalant. KATHLEEN LAVINE, DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL PEOPLE IN THIS ARTICLE Anne Burtchaell Bryan Krueger Liz Lambert By Andrew Dodson  – Reporter, Denver Business Journal Sep 24, 2018, 7:40am MDT Updated Sep 24, 2018, 7:45pm Bonfils is […]

Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

Our beloved Madelyn Ellen Linsenmeir died on Sunday, October 7. While her death was unexpected, Madelyn suffered from drug addiction, and for years we feared her addiction would claim her life. We are grateful that when she died, she was safe and she was with her family. Maddie was born on March 31, 1988, in […]

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who misuse, abuse, or overdose from these drugs. CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid […]

Call for universal care takes center stage at NHBR forum

Keynote speaker T.R. Reid sees disparities in money spent by the U.S. and health outcomes BY LIISA RAJALA At NH Business Review’s “Healthcare: Confronting Disparities” event on Wednesday, keynote speaker T.R. Reid’s overview of what is at least $3.4 trillion spent on U.S. healthcare quickly shifted to an argument for why the United States should […]

The War for Outpatients

On Oct. 10, Walgreens announced that it will partner with LabCorp to open 600 blood draw centers in its stores over the next four years. Stefano Pessina, CEO of Walgreens, said, “This reflects our commitment to transform our stores into neighborhood health destinations.” The same day, the Justice Department approved the merger of CVS Health and Aetna. Larry Merlo, […]

More people are dying of drug overdoses in Denver than ever before

The city joins thousands of others across the globe in recognizing International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday Helen Alvillar’s son Leo Espinosa died of a drug overdose on May 6, 2008. He was her only son. “At that time, I wasn’t aware of how many loved ones we were losing to overdoses,”  Alvillar said on Monday […]

NYC Libraries Take the Lead for Digital Privacy Week

Libraries throughout the city this week are hosting more than 30 free data privacy workshops as part of New York’s ongoing privacy efforts. New York City is holding its first library privacy week this month, which includes a series of more than 30 free public workshops aimed at teaching residents better data privacy practices. The library […]