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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Doctors Willing to Take a Pie in the Face for Kidney Cause

  Talk about taking one for the team. Two physicians and an administrator have agreed to take one right in the face to raise money for kidney health. Dr. Werner Ziegler, Dr. Bob Kiley and Jarad Muasau, director of Radiology and Imaging Services, have agreed to be the victim of a pie in the face […]

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 […]

Want to go to a Magnet Conference? Here’s Your Chance

Want to win a trip to the annual American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) conference? Here’s your chance. Every year, the ANCC holds a National Magnet Conference – this year in Atlanta, Ga. Four of Memorial’s employees will go, including administrative staff and two staff nurses. So they’re having a contest to see who goes. Two […]

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 […]

Memorial Roundup: Skysox Night a Hit; NICU Patients Reunite with Doctors and Nurses

In Appreciation Employee Appreciation Night at the Sky Sox was a grand slam. More than 3,300 tickets were provided by UCHealth for the annual event. Employees received two free tickets and vouchers for a free hot dog, chips and a drink. Fireworks followed the doubleheader on July 10. NICU Reunion Every year, the Neotnatal Intensive […]

Memorial Roundup: Head to Sky Sox Tailgate Party; Welcome a New Fellow; Nurses Receive Scholarships

Who doesn’t love a tailgate party? Employees are invited to bring their lawn chairs and coolers and tailgate in the parking lot before Memorial’s Employee Appreciation Night at the Sky Sox on Friday night. Tailgating begins when gates open at 5:30 p.m., with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. No kegs or glass are allowed in […]