Join CEO George Hayes for Breakfast

George Hayes, Memorial’s president and CEO, is inviting employees to have breakfast with him. Each month, up to a dozen employees from a variety of departments will be invited to talk with him about what’s happening at Memorial and UCHealth. The informal breakfasts are a time for Hayes to get to know more employees and […]

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 […]

Employees Honored with Daisy, U Make a Difference Awards

Each quarter, UCHealth recognizes employees who go above and beyond on a consistent basis through the U Make a Difference program. U Make a Difference recipients promote UCHealth’s Standards of Excellence and serve as role models for the standards. Each month, in each region, a committee reviews and selects the top U Make a Difference […]

Sometimes, Love and Joy May Banish Pain and Sorrow

  The team in Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Department might want to consider moonlighting as wedding planners. Soon after learning of patient Deborah Case’s wish to marry her longtime partner, the group of caregivers sprang into action, and within a matter of mere hours, they had arranged a ceremony. There was a wedding cake. White balloons […]

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, […]

Get Your Sky Sox Tickets Here

Tickets for the July 10 Employee Appreciation Night at the Sky Sox are now available. Memorial employees will receive two free tickets, one for the employee and one for a guest. Employees may purchase up to 10 additional tickets for $5 each – cash only at the time of pick up. Tickets come with a […]

Free Sky Sox Tickets. Free Eats. Free Fireworks: Be There

Free tickets. Free eats. Free fireworks. It’s all part of Employee Appreciation Night at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Friday, July 10. “This is our third annual Night at the Sky Sox, and it’s been one of the most popular events that we have for our employees,’’ said Trish Rassmussen, employee engagement coordinator at […]

Upcoming Survey Measures the Pulse of Employee Engagement

University of Colorado Health plans to take its own pulse to see whether efforts to improve employee engagement are on beat. The Employee Engagement Pulse Survey will assess engagement at a system level to see if efforts are driving UCHealth in the right direction. “This survey will give us a pulse of the organization and help […]