Get Your New Scrubs Right Here! ‘Fit Fairs’ Scheduled Soon

Beginning in October, Memorial Hospital will join with their colleagues across UCHealth in adopting a uniform dress code that will help patients and their families clearly identify their caregivers. While other UCHealth hospitals aligned with the new scrub policy months ago, Memorial delayed moving to uniform scrub colors until its financial position improved. With other […]

Memorial Roundup: Code Pink to Change to Infant Code Blue; Rubin Honored for Fundraising; Wipe Alert!; Take the Family to CC Hockey Night

Code Pink changes to Code Blue Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, Memorial Hospital will change how it calls codes for infants at the hospital. Infant Code Blue will be called instead of Code Pink for infant patients who need immediate resuscitation. This change is being made to standardize how codes are called in all UCHealth locations. AFP […]

Stroke Care Staff Receives ‘Teams We Treasure’ Honor

When Unit 5-5 closed last February for remodeling, the team of 45 employees who take care of stroke patients was dispersed to multiple units throughout Memorial Hospital Central. Though most stroke patients were cared for on Unit 7-5, there were days when stroke patients were being cared for throughout the hospital. Despite the challenges of […]

In Three Years, UCHealth Transforms Memorial

Memorial Hospital celebrates its three-year anniversary with UCHealth by opening 47 newly remodeled patient rooms on Units 3-5 and 5-5 on Friday. The project – talked about for many years, but finally a reality — is part of a $22 million makeover, turning rooms into new, private spaces for patients. The goal: create more comfortable spaces […]

Newly Remodeled Patient Rooms Safer and More Pleasant

> Forty-seven newly remodeled rooms — designed to provide a safer and more healing environment for patients — will open Oct. 2 at Memorial Hospital Central. Employees will have the opportunity to view the gleaming rooms on units 3-5 and 5-5 on Sept. 30. This unveiling coincides with the three-year anniversary of UCHealth at Memorial […]

‘Teams We Treasure’ Award Goes to Breast Surgery Practice

A team from the Breast Surgery Practice gathered in a break room for a routine staff meeting that turned out to be anything but routine. Just after the team gathered for the meeting, a group of Memorial employees enthusiastically burst through the door and announced “Surprise! You’re the first recipient of the Teams We Treasure […]

Apply Soon for Excellence in Nursing Scholarships

Memorial Hospital Nurses who are continuing their education are encouraged to apply for a $2,500 scholarship through the Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Program. The scholarships are awarded through the Memorial Hospital Foundation and are a legacy of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, which dissolved last year. By the year 2020, the National Institute of Medicine will […]

Want to Improve Your Health? Free Coaching Offered

UCHealth is launching a pilot program that pairs health coaches with employees who want to improve their health. Thirty UCHealth employees will be selected for the pilot, which runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. Employees will work with Dre Cline and Chris Parker from Employee Wellness to set goals for becoming healthier. Cline and Parker […]

Babies Born Dependent a Growing Trend

KOAA Your Healthy Family recently featured Dr. Robert Kiley, a newborn intensive care physician and chief of the medical staff at Memorial Hospital. Research shows that more babies who are dependent on drugs  are being admitted to hospitals, and Southern Colorado has not been spared from this sobering trend. “This month alone we’ve had about eight babies born, coming into […]

Memorial Employees Being Treated to Annual Summer BBQs

Memorial Hospital A team from Food and Nutrition Services is gearing up for the annual Memorial Hospital Summer BBQ – another way that UCHealth says “thank you’’ to employees. On the menu this year: hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, vegetarian patties, assorted chips, brookies (brownie cookies), fresh fruit salad and assorted soft drinks/water. The barbecues […]