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Update: The city and PERA have reached an agreement to remove UCH from the lawsuit, to drop both suits and to allow the city to refile its case in Denver District Court. Read more here. The Public Employees’ Retirement Association has filed a lawsuit of its own in an ongoing legal battle with the city… Continue Reading PERA suit claims city owes $220 million for Memorial

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It’s time for round two in the legal battle between the city of Colorado Springs and the Public Employees Retirement Association. The city filed a suit two weeks ago, asserting that it doesn’t owe PERA for additional retirement benefits for employees of Memorial Health System once the University of Colorado Health takes over the hospital.… Continue Reading PERA files suit against city, UCH in retirement benefits battle

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Memorial lease battle ends, legal fight looms

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Organizers are celebrating the overwhelming voter support to lease Memorial Health System to the University of Colorado Health, ending years of uncertainty and debate. Continue Reading Memorial lease battle ends, legal fight looms

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An overwhelming majority of voters – 83 percent – said yes to the University of Colorado Health, ending more than two years of debate about the future of Memorial Health System. The vote means that UCH will take over daily operations of Memorial on Oct. 1. But the plans for the transition have been underway… Continue Reading Voters give overwhelming approval to Memorial lease

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What happens if the Memorial Health System ballot initiative fails Tuesday? There’s really no Plan B. Organizers of the lease agreement say that leasing Memorial to University of Colorado Health is the available option. And while failure to approve the lease wouldn’t be completely catastrophic, it would be damaging for the hospital and for staff.… Continue Reading Too big to fail: Memorial offers only one option now

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Memorial lease benefits students, too

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In the continuing back-and-forth conversation over the future of Memorial Health System, there are a number of organizations that will undoubtedly be affected by the Colorado Springs voters’ final decision. These include our many nonprofit medical providers, our urgent-care facilities and Memorial itself. But what about those schools of medical education that are pumping new… Continue Reading Memorial lease benefits students, too

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Get ready for direct-mail pieces, yard signs by the hundreds and TV commercials — all part of an aggressive campaign for voter approval of Memorial Health System’s lease to University of Colorado Health. Continue Reading Memorial lease campaign pushes for voter approval

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AG approves Memorial-UCH lease agreement

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Attorney General John Suthers has cleared the final hurdle before the Aug. 28 election that will decide the future of Memorial Health System.   Suthers has approved the lease agreement between Memorial, the city and the University of Colorado Health, a collaboration of University of Colorado Hospital and Poudre Valley Health System.   The attorney… Continue Reading AG approves Memorial-UCH lease agreement

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A local jury has awarded a $1.5 million medical malpractice suit to the plaintiff, according to the Denver Business Journal. The award was won against Memorial Health System and a local doctor. It’s the largest medical malpractice award in the state. Read more at the Denver Business Journal.

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After years of meetings, negotiations and uncertainty, the date for the voters to decide the future of Memorial Health System is arriving. On August 28, Colorado Springs will hold a special municipal election to vote on the request for authorization to lease Memorial Health System to University of Colorado Health. The deadline to register to… Continue Reading Memorial Health System election date draws near

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