‘Big C’ change for two hospitals

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Radiation vaults are being installed for Community Cancer Center, while construction of the new hospital is ongoing. Community Hospital has hired away five oncology specialists from St. Mary’s Hospital as Community’s oncology program expands.

Oncologists leave St. Mary’s for Community, take patients with them

More than 700 cancer patients signed up for treatment at Community Hospital since it launched its own cancer treatment program late last year, according to Chris Thomas, president and CEO.
Community counted 250 new patients and 460 transfers from other facilities since it announced the hiring of four oncology specialists from St. Mary’s Hospital in August, Thomas said.

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It may not be so funny to some people, but well-known comedian Ralphie May is not returning to Grand Junction’s Avalon Theatre to make good on a botched mid-January show. Promoters for May also said there will be no refunds for disgruntled show goers who attended his Jan. 15 performance.

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