Children’s Hospital Colorado Ranked Among Top 10 in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report recently named Children’s Hospital Colorado to its 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll. This distinction is only awarded to the top 10 best children’s hospitals in the United States, making this a truly prestigious honor. The Report‘s annual rankings recognize the top 50 pediatric facilities across the United States in ten separate pediatric specialties. These include cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. A higher ranking within a specialty awards more points to a hospital; the more points, the more likely a hospital is to be recognized within the Honor Roll.

Children’s Hospital Colorado received very high marks in all ten of the Report‘s ranked specialties. In fact, five of Children’s Colorado’s specialties were within the top ten; neonatology was ranked #4, cancer care was ranked #8, and diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, and pulmonology all ranked #7 in the nation. Rankings rely on clinical data and an annual reputation survey of pediatric specialists. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. This year’s rankings will be published in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2019” guidebook, which will be available in late September of 2018.

This hospital’s dedication to pediatric medicine is tireless and compassionate. The president and CEO, Jena Hausman, reiterated the pride felt in delivering the best possible care to every patient. She continued, saying, “We take pride in delivering the best possible care to every single child who walks through our doors. Ranking in the top 10 is a testament to our talented and compassionate pediatric specialists who this past year cared for kids from all 50 states and more than 35 countries.”

Children’s Hospital Colorado has been caring for kids of all ages since 1908. They treat and heal more children than any hospital in their seven-state region, serving as pioneers for new treatments. The research and treatment conducted at Children’s Colorado is shaping the future of pediatric medicine. We may be a bit biased, but we can’t think of a more qualified hospital to have received this honor.


Committee Raises $465,000 to Restore Historic Barn

As of April 2018, the Goodnight Barn Historic Preservation Committee has raised $465,000 to help restore the historic Goodnight Barn structure. This is considered to be the most significant of the state’s agriculture or ranching structures.

In the late 1800s, Charles Goodnight, a dynamic cattle baron who dominated the West, traveled to and from Texas to Canada via horseback driving cattle herds to market. Goodnight is one of the storied characters of the West; he and his longtime friend, Oliver Loving, were former Texas Rangers. In July of 1870, he married Mary Ann “Molly” Dyer at the Rock Canyon Ranch near Pueblo. Goodnight, after years of working as a successful cattle herder, had planned to make this is permanent home.

Unlike many barns of the 19th century, the Goodnight Barn was built of stone. The family lived on the ranch for several years; unfortunately, when the economy suffered a downturn in the 1880s, Goodnight was forced to sell the ranch and head back to Texas. Here, he rebuilt his fortune.

Though Goodnight’s stay in Pueblo was relatively short, he made a huge impression on the emerging community. 150 years later, the Goodnight Barn still stands—just off Colorado 96. It is considered to be one of Colorado’s most valuable historical structures. The community is working hard to raise money for its restoration, but the road has not been easy. The masonry alone will cost around $250,000, but the building also requires a new roof.

Organizers of the Goodnight Barn Historic Preservation Committee have raised an impressive sum to save this incredible structure. In fact, the work will be recognized with a statewide award on May 0th at the Colorado Preservation Incorporation’s 28th annual State Honor Awards Celebration. The CPI will present its Endangered Places Progress Award to the City of Pueblo for their ongoing work. With help from the community and benefactors from around the state, we hope to see the Goodnight Barn restored to its former glory.


The Daily Camera Receives 22 Colorado Press Association Awards

On Saturday, April 14th, The Daily Camera received 22 excellence in journalism awards. This includes a sweepstakes honor and 15 first-place awards for best deadline news reporting, best news story, best business news/feature story, best editorial writing, and best website-daily—among others. These awards were given by the Colorado Press Association.

The awards were presented at the organization’s annual awards dinner on Saturday. The Camera competed against other medium-sized daily newspapers in Colorado—any publication with a circulation of 15,001 to 50,000. The contest period was for work produced and published between November 1st, 2016 and October 31st, 2017.

Individual reporters and teams were rewarded alongside the paper. Reporter Mitchell Byars, for example, won first place in the best deadline news reporting category for “The Boulder Way,” as well as first place in the best news story category for “Some days good. Some days bad. Rashaan Salaam and the weight of life after football.” Similarly, business reporter Shay Castle took both first and second place in the best business news/feature story category. She received a first-place award for her piece “Boulder biotech breakthrough eases girls’ battle,” and a second-place mention for “The wealth paradox.”

A team, which included Lindsay Lovato, Chris Schmaedeke, Brian Howell, and Pat Rooney, won second place in the best editorial special section-newsprint category for the section titled, “A perfect match.” Additionally, the Camera’s staff won first place in the best website-daily category for its work on A job well done to the folks over at The Daily Camera!


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