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UCHealth Prepares for Ebola Threat

September 30 was just another normally busy day at University of Colorado Hospital for Safety Officer Pat Conroy. That changed abruptly with news that a patient who traveled from West Africa to Dallas was the first person in the United States diagnosed with a confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus. The day became … [Read More...]

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Forensic Nurse Examiners Start by Believing

By Barry Noreen, guest contributor Rape victims need to be believed. It’s a simple concept that is gaining momentum in emergency rooms, police stations, district attorneys’ offices and among a network of community advocacy groups. Megan Lechner and Rebecca Gerstel, forensic nurses at Memorial Hospital, are bringing … [Read More...]

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Donors Honor Caregivers Through New Foundation Program

Ron Rubin, development director for the Memorial Hospital Foundation, meets extraordinary people when he visits patients in the hospital. Sometimes, Rubin spends a few minutes with patients, sometimes longer, depending upon the wishes of the patient. “We just stop by and visit, ask them how they’re doing and if we can … [Read More...]

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New DEA Restrictions: Preparations for Hydrocodone Reclassification

Effective Oct. 6, providers at University of Colorado Health facilities will no longer be able to phone or fax prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing drugs to in-house or retail pharmacies. The decision comes in the wake of a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) ruling Aug. 22 that reclassified the drugs – which include … [Read More...]

Robin Rogers, director of service excellence at Memorial, chats with Liz Concordia, UCHealth's new president and CEO.

Liz Concordia: We All Can Improve the Patient Experience

Liz Concordia, the new president and chief executive officer of University of Colorado Health, had been on the job exactly six days when she visited Memorial Hospital last week. During her day in Colorado Springs, Concordia toured Memorial Hospital Central, Memorial Hospital North, and the Memorial Administrative … [Read More...]

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Chris appreciates not only the skilled care he received at Memorial but also the kindness shown to his family (pictured here). About his surgeons,

Chris observes, "The bedside manner of both of those men was amazing.”

On the Mend: Trauma and Orthopedic Partnership Helps Return Pueblo Man to Health

After a serious bike accident and successful orthopedic surgery, life can go on. Just ask Chris. Chris Bryan was out with a buddy, enjoying a Sunday … [Read More...]

Beckmann, (right), photographed recently with a cousin from San Diego, now weighs 152 pounds and is a size 6.

No Miracles: Weight-Loss Surgery Paves a Bumpy Road to a New Life

Bariatric surgery helped Lori Beckmann lose more than 100 pounds, but her story is less about the procedure than what came before and after it. Two … [Read More...]

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Memorial Roundup: Catwalk for Cancer, Healing Touch, Patient Access Rallied for Ronald McDonald

Catwalk for Cancer Oct. 17 On Oct. 17, the Memorial Hospital Foundation will host Catwalk for Cancer, an event to benefit the oncology service line … [Read More...]