One Couple’s Vision Starts Stroke Support Group

When Ken Mock suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 2005, he entered a  world of frustration. For one thing, he couldn’t speak clearly enough to be understood. “One day, about two weeks after he had it, he was trying to tell me something, so earnestly,” said his wife, Charlotte Mock. “After about 45 minutes, I understood. He […]

Register Now for ‘Explosive’ MixxedFit Classes at Memorial

When Rhonda Pantohan discovered a new form of exercise, she was hooked. Then she brought it to Colorado Springs, so others could get hooked, too. Pantohan, a maternal fetal medicine scheduler for Memorial Hospital, has always been interested in fitness. So when her best friend was visiting from out of state and told her about […]

Employee Benefits Plentiful but Underused

Many UCHealth employees – including those at Memorial Hospital – may not be taking full advantage of their benefits, said Sarah Tangelder, benefits analyst with the Human Resources Services department. Just about everyone uses medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits, she said, but there is so much more in what she thinks is an […]

Genetic Counseling Opens Doors to Vital Information

The mysteries of the human body can sometimes be deciphered by genetic testing or screening. Not to worry. Two detectives are on the case at Memorial Hospital. Melissa Fuller is the hospital’s cancer genetic counselor, a position she’s held for a year; before that, she was working with high-risk prenatal patients. Michelle Moore is the […]

Kick the Nicotine to Save Your Life – and Lots of Money

Here’s an idea. Take $1,000, toss it into your fireplace, and set it on fire. OK, not really. But that’s what you’re doing every year, if you’re a pack-a-day smoker. Two packs a day? Double that. Most estimates say that’s a low figure, when you add in the cost of lighters and running to the […]

Endowment Set Up for Colorado Springs Health Care Pioneer

 The legacy of a Colorado Springs health care visionary is being preserved by a new endowment at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Many Memorial Hospital nurses – and others – will remember Carole Schoffstall, dean emerita of nursing and health sciences at UCCS. Schoffstall was a Beth-El faculty member for 30 years and served […]

Chaplains’ Mission: Comfort for Patients, Families, Staff

A patient is dying and frightened. A neonatal nurse just lost a baby she’d been taking care of for weeks. A family struggles with making decisions about withdrawing life support. The scenarios are endless in a hospital setting. So, where do patients, families and staff turn for comfort? To the chaplains of the Spiritual Care […]

Memorial Roundup: Don’t Miss BBQs; Plan on Symposium

The annual Memorial Summer BBQ is in full swing this week. On the menu: hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, vegetarian patties, assorted chips, brookies (brownie cookies), fresh fruit salad and assorted soft drinks/water. The barbecues are free for employees and held at various Memorial locations. Memorial employees and contract employees – Children’s Hospital Colorado, Crothall, […]

Sunburn Painful and Dangerous — Also Preventable

By Linda DuVal Uh-oh. You fell asleep by the pool. You went hiking without a hat at 9,000 feet. You forgot to reapply your sunscreen at the baseball game. You got sunburned. Bad. You may be tempted to go to the emergency room or Urgent Care. “We see it all the time,” says Dr. Ian […]

Max of All Trades Earns Coveted CHFM Certification

Never let it be said Maxwell Day didn’t step up to a challenge. Day, the current interim facilities manager for Memorial Hospital, just received his certification as a CHFM (Certified Healthcare Facilities Manager) from the American Hospital Association. He took the test June 11. He’s only the second person in Colorado to receive the honor […]