Employees’ Donations Provide Equipment, Scholarships

The tally is in. Memorial Hospital employees donated $103,757 during the recent Employee Giving Campaign. That money will be used to purchase equipment for patient care, fund scholarships for nurses and replenish the Employee Assistance Fund. “I was very humbled and impressed by how employees stepped up and supported this campaign and how much their […]

It’s a Bonus: UCHealth Board Approves Incentive Payout

Some 12,600 employees across University of Colorado Health will have a little extra spending money for the holidays after the system’s Board of Directors approved a performance incentive payout at its Oct. 28 meeting. The payout, totaling more than $19 million – up from $18 million in 2013 – is based on each hospital’s and the […]

Kronos Streamlines Timekeeping and Scheduling

Next spring, University of Colorado Health will have a single time-card and scheduling system – Kronos – that will enhance and streamline the health system’s ability to track work time and scheduling for non-exempt employees. As part of that effort, Human Resources will move employee records to Global HR, an enhanced employee records module that is part […]

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 get them anything – […]

UCHealth Launches Online Bill Pay Feature

In a long-anticipated move to increase patient convenience and satisfaction, University of Colorado Health this month introduced an online bill-pay service. The “Quick Pay” application for paying bills is available on a UCHealth website that includes FAQs about bills and payment options, help with reading bills from the system’s hospitals and Colorado Health Medical Group, […]

Raising the Roof: Boiler Project will Cause Traffic Disruption

Memorial Hospital will raise the roof off of the Power Plant Building to facilitate the installation of two new boilers in mid-May, a $5 million project that is the largest for the hospital since the building of the East Tower in 2007. Memorial is replacing its boilers, which heat water into steam that helps provide […]

Employees Will Pay More for Health Insurance, But Share Remains the Same

University of Colorado Health is set to begin a spring ritual: open benefits enrollment for employees. The enrollment period for UCHealth’s nearly 15,000 employees begins May 5 and runs through May 23 for benefits covering fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015). Unlike last year, enrollment is “passive”: employees will be automatically […]

Bond Rating Upgrade a Sign of System Strength

University of Colorado Health received a strong vote of confidence in its financial and operational strength in March when Chicago’s Fitch Ratings – one of three major bond-ratings agencies in the United States – upgraded its ratings of revenue bonds issued by University of Colorado Hospital Authority and Poudre Valley Health Care, Inc. Fitch upgraded […]

CFO: Memorial May Break Even By End of Fiscal Year

Memorial Hospital continues to face financial challenges, according to the latest reports, but February showed an uptick and there’s a good chance the hospital could break even by the end of the fiscal year, June 30. Interim Chief Financial Officer and the system’s Vice President of Finance and Controller Dan Rieber gave a financial update […]

Bonuses Still Possible Halfway Through Fiscal Year

At the midway point of fiscal year 2014, University of Colorado Health employees are on track to earn a performance incentive payout. Just how large that payout might be, however, will depend on the success of the system’s hospitals in improving in a number of key areas. Any payout first requires the approval of the […]