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Dr. Grenardo
The Power of Embracing, Respecting Our Differences
A shift in perspective. A pause before acting. The courage to step in. To be sure, these are small...
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Fayln Smith, MA engaging with Centura Health patients
25 Years of Nurturing Health & Wholeness
For a quarter of a century, Centura Health has been working to improve the health of those in our...
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Children return to school during COVID-19 pandemic
Update on Mercy’s Continued Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The return to school usually arrives with a mixture of emotions including excitement, anticipation...
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Flight for Life helicopter
Air Medical Transport offers Life-Saving Care
When Peter Werlin was a child growing up skiing at the resort his father managed, staff used his dad...
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Nurse with mom and baby
Mercy Recognized for Outstanding Patient Experience
Since the Sisters of Mercy arrived in Durango in 1882, our focus has always been on doing what is...
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Mercy Hospital receives Leapfrog Group "A" Grade
Mercy Recognized for ‘A’chieving Excellence
Safety First, People Always is at the forefront of everything we do as we strive to deliver health...
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Airscrubber in a hallway at Avista Adventist Hospital
Crews Meticulously Clean Avista Adventist Hospital in Advance of Reopening
The Marshall wildfire came within feet of Avista Adventist Hospital. Though the flames spared the...
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Mercy Hospital in Durango
Centura Health and Mercy Hospital are Thrilled to Welcome 11 Caregivers to the Team
In mid-December, the state of Colorado announced it would partner with Centura Health to bring...
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Chaplain Talk
Hospital Chaplains Offer Help, Compassion Navigating Challenges
The many people who enter Centura Health hospitals each day come from every walk of life and bring...
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Jason Jennings
Research Innovations Improve Patient Care at Colorado Joint Replacement
The physicians at Colorado Joint Replacement are so skilled in innovative advancements for total hip...
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Robotic-assisted surgery at Mercy Regional Medical Center
Mercy’s New Surgical System Expands Minimally Invasive Surgical Options in Four Corners
Surgeons at Mercy Hospital are now able to offer the next level of robotic-assisted operations to...
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Centura Health will award $500 per fully vaccinated associate beginning in July
Centura Health to Provide $500 Appreciation Bonuses to Fully Vaccinated Associates by Mid-August
Every Centura Health associate, up to the director level, and employed providers will receive a $500...
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Patient Stories

Mother and child doing well after the birthing experience that included all patients being evacuated from Avista Adventist Hospital, to escape the Marshall Fire in Louisville, December 30th, 2021.
Centura Welcomes Baby Claire During Marshall Fire
When Mercedes headed to Avista Adventist Hospital to deliver her baby on Thursday, Dec. 30, she had...
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Todd Miner, MD
A Second Opinion Leads to an Exceptional Outcome with a Total Hip Replacement
If you had told Sue Meinerz she would cycle 28 miles to the top of Mt. Evans just 32 days after her...
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Robotic surgery at Longmont United Hospital
Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Speeds Recovery for Bonnie Finley
One of Bonnie Finley’s favorite things is taking her grandchildren to the playground near her home...
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Longmont United Hospital is the Knee Replacement Provider of Choice for this Nurse
What’s one of the most effective ways to find out where to get the best healthcare? Ask a healthcare...
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Health & Wellness

Family eating plant based meal
Eat Right for the Planet
The current global food system is a double-edged sword with easy access to food, yet a strain on the...
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Get Back to Cancer Screening
If your health care has taken a back seat due to the pandemic, you are not alone. Delayed treatment...
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Holiday Tree
5 Ways to Stay Upbeat this Holiday Season
The holidays have officially arrived. And for many, that means a mix of emotions – from anticipation...
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Exam Room
Should You Be Concerned About the Flu?
COVID-19 has occupied our thoughts about health for quite a while now. And for good reason. But what...
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Patient being cared for in an Emergency & Urgent Care Center
When Should I Visit an Emergency & Urgent Care Center?
Sometimes your activities do not have the outcome you anticipated. Like, not seeing that rock on...
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Trauma Survivors Network offers patients and families information, support groups and recovery classes.
Trauma Survivors Network, Helping People Recover from the Emotional Aspects of Physical Trauma
Sometimes the most difficult thing to deal with after physical trauma is what’s not readily seen...
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