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 […]

UCHealth, Broncos Call on Manning for Partnership Drive

Only a month after agreeing to a multi-year partnership with the Denver Broncos, UCHealth has further cemented its relationship with the team. Read the full article on The Source

Preparing once again to Shoo the Flu

The bright, sunny, end-of-summer weather gives little indication of the winter days ahead. But be aware: Flu season looms once again. During the upcoming influenza season, University of Colorado Health will likely see hundreds of hospital admissions and thousands of sick patients at emergency and primary care locations. For some UCHealth leaders and staff, preparations […]

New Cath Lab Now Taking Patients at Memorial North

At 7:30 a.m. Aug. 7, a 35-year-old woman called 911 after experiencing chest pains while mowing her lawn on the city’s north side. An ambulance whisked her to the emergency room at Memorial Hospital North. Vitals were taken, IVs were placed and the patient was quickly rolled to the hospital’s new catheterization lab, where a […]

Partnership with Broncos Could be 12th Man for UCHealth

On the Chinese zodiac, the year of the horse was last year. For University of Colorado Health, it arrived last week. The public relations fireworks came with the announcement July 30 that UCHealth and the Denver Broncos had finalized a partnership agreement that includes naming the team’s 115,000-square-foot Englewood training facility the “UCHealth Training Center.” […]

U.S. News and World Report: Memorial is a Top 5 Best Hospital in Colorado

U.S. News and World Report announced Tuesday that Memorial Hospital is one of the Top 5 hospitals in Colorado. Memorial Hospital is ranked 4th best in the state, along with Poudre Valley Hospital and Skyridge Medical Center. The annual U.S. News rankings, now in their 26th year, analyze nearly 5,000 hospitals to recognize those that excel in treating […]

Innovative UCHealth Mobile Stroke Unit Rolls into Colorado

By Todd Neff University of Colorado Health just received what is only the third mobile stroke diagnosis and treatment unit in the United States. Combining telemedicine, mobile CT scanning and other technologies, the ambulance-like machine promises to speed the time to clot-busting treatment for patients up and down Colorado’s Front Range –  helping to pave the way for […]

CMS in the House: No Findings

After a three-day survey, three CMS surveyors left with “no findings” identified as part of a review of changes made as part of the transition of pediatric services to Memorial Hospital. Colette Martin, chief operating officer for Memorial, attributed the success of the organization to “thousands of hours of work by our clinicians and non-clinicians and […]

Got Oxygen? Breathe Easy: No Disruption Expected

No disruption in patient care is expected overnight June 21 when the lines that provide oxygen, suction and nitrous are shut down and relocated to make way for a new MRI machine at Memorial Hospital Central. “We have to move the gas mains because they are in the room where we are placing the new […]

After 50 Years in Nursing, ‘Wonder Woman’ Jean Lidderdale Still Going Strong

Jean Lidderdale’s co-workers call her “Wonder Woman.” She laughs, but after 50 years in nursing, it’s no wonder at all. Brooklyn-born, she grew up in New York and went to school at Columbia University/Presbyterian Hospital, where she graduated with both a nursing degree and a bachelor’s degree. Her training included a stint with their midwifery […]