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The property at 1833 Emerson St. in Denver, the scene of three-alarm fire that destroyed an under-construction apartment project and killed two men last year, will be rebranded in the coming weeks as the development company that owns the property prepares to rebuild there.

The Emerson Place Apartments project near the intersection of Emerson Street and East 18th Avenue was set to be a five-story building containing 84 apartments in North Capitol Hill before its exposed wood frame ignited on March 7, 2018. The flames eventually climbed 200 feet in the air in one of the largest fires in recent Denver history. Two workers on the site that day, 37-year-old Dustin Peterson, an electrician, and 29-year-old Roberto Flores-Prieto, an insulation installer, died in the fire. Six other people were hurt.

The cause of the inferno remains unknown, according to Denver Fire Department officials.

The property has been largely quiet since investigators wrapped up their on-scene work. The only thing t..

The typical U.S. homeowner is staying put in the same place five years longer than at the start of the decade. But metro Denver residents aren’t typical.

Back in 2010, U.S. homeowners had spent a median of eight years in their homes, according to a study from Redfin, a national real estate brokerage firm based in Seattle. But this year, the median tenure is now at 13 years.

In Salt Lake City and Houston, the median tenure exceeds 23 years, and it is above 20 years in Fort Worth, San Antonio, and Dallas, according to Redfin.

By contrast, metro Denver residents are tumbleweeds. The median tenure went from 8.7 years to 9.3 years. The increase was only 6.9%, the smallest of the 55 metro areas Redfin examined.

In Indianapolis, the median tenure is up 92.2%, while in Austin, Texas, it is up 89.7%.

“When homeowners stay put, that can reduce the number of homes for sale, making a market more competitive for buyers,” said Daryl Fairweather, chief economist with Redfin, in the study.

That ..

Deborah Heart and Lung Center said Tuesday it has been gifted $5 million, the largest single amount given by an individual donor in the history of the 97-year-old Burlington County specialty hospital.

The gift by Gregory Olsen was made to “Deborah100,” a multi-year campaign raising funds to add two new patient floors with all private rooms at the medical center.

The donation, hospital officials said, will help launch the more than $50 million project targeted to the 100th anniversary of Deborah…

A Kansas City woman was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for embezzling nearly $547,000 from Saint Luke's Foundation, which employed her as an accountant for nearly 20 years.

Kathleen Frederico worked as the accounting and special projects manager at the foundation, a nonprofit that supports Saint Luke's Health System, from May 7, 1999, until she was fired Feb. 23, 2018.

Frederico was sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered her to pay…

A specialty hospital owned by the local division of HCA Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: HCA) has traded hands again.

Dallas-based Cornerstone Healthcare Group, which manages a network of specialty hospitals and other medical facilities, acquired the 65-bed long-term acute care hospital in HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center's North Tower for an undisclosed amount, according to a Nov. 12 press release. HCA purchased the Museum District hospital and the specialty hospital — formerly called the Park Plaza…

The new company that will be created when Mylan and Upjohn combine has a name.

On Tuesday, Mylan and Pfizer (of which Upjohn is a division of) announced that the new company will be called Viatris.

According to a release, the name is derived from Latin and means, roughly, “a path to three.” The name is supposed to embody the new company's goal of providing a path to three core goals: expanding access to medicines, leading by innovating to meet patient need and being a trusted partner for the healthcare…

Charlotte-based Atrium Health is one of the latest health systems to sign onto Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina's Blue Premier program. The multi-year contract goes into effect on Jan. 1.

Blue Premier is a value-based program that holds health-care providers and Blue Cross NC financially accountable for the quality of care a patient receives. It follows a shared-risk financial model. Providers and Blue Cross NC share in the cost savings when a patient's care plan meets performance standards…

The facility, known as “The Lab,” opened in 2010 and is a collaborative research space to develop better outcomes in health care. New lab features showcased Tuesday bolster Express Scripts’ ability to use technology to improve patient care.

Just more than a month after it was announced, Dova Pharmaceuticals’ buyout by a Swedish biotech is complete.

The Durham drugmaker disclosed the news Sept. 30, that it was being acquired by Swedish Orphan Biovitrum (OM: SOBI).

According to a securities filing, SOBI paid about $868 million in cash.

Here's who's in line to profit from Dova's buyout

On Tuesday – the day the deal closed – Dova terminated and repaid a loan and security agreement among Dova, Silicon Valley Bank and others.


Tributes to the late Dr. Timothy George are pouring in after the accomplished Austin pediatric neurosurgeon died over the weekend in Florida.

George complained about a medical issue during the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring International Raceway on Nov. 10 and drove his vehicle to the pit lane where he was attended to by medical staff. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he died. He was 59 years old.

George was interim director of pediatric neurosurgery at Dell Children's…