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For the past week, we’ve listened as all sides have talked about what to do with the city’s windfall that would come from the negotiated 40-year lease of Memorial Health System to the University of Colorado Health. Almost everyone has fixated on the money — starting with that $74 million up-front payment from UCH, then… Continue Reading Editorial: Another major reason to like Memorial-UCH lease deal

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Public hearing about Memorial lease today

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The public gets a chance to weigh in on the Memorial Health System lease 3:30 p.m. today at the Colorado Springs City Council chambers, just a day after council  heard the details of the agreement. “This is an historic day,” said Council President Pro Tem Jan Martin,  who has been involved in the lease process since… Continue Reading Public hearing about Memorial lease today

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City officials describe the proposed Memorial Health System lease with University of Colorado Health as a “blockbuster” deal. “We spent hours negotiating this lease, and I really believe it’s better than anything we expected,” said Merv Bennett, one of the city council members who served on the negotiating team, which Bennett  said  team met for hours… Continue Reading City releases details of proposed Memorial Health System lease

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Let’s start with some points on which we all agree: In so many ways, Colorado Springs is an enjoyable place to live. We want the city — its people, its business community and its government — to thrive, not suffer. We want to work together in cultivating and sustaining an environment that’s conducive to success,… Continue Reading Editorial: City can’t lose focus with Memorial

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Memorial board names officers

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The newly created Memorial Board of Trustees met for the first time today and elected the officers that will guide the new board through the transition to the election for University of Colorado Health. Marcy Morrison, longtime community advocate, former mayor of Manitou Springs and most recently, the former Colorado Commissioner of Insurance, was named… Continue Reading Memorial board names officers

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Former Memorial Health System CEO Larry McEvoy will get to keep all of his $1.15 million severance package. After an hours-long closed session yesterday, City Council decided there was little it could do to alter the compensation package – which includes 18 months’ salary, a company car, $20,000 in outplacement services and cash in lieu… Continue Reading McEvoy to keep $1.15 million severance package

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Details of Memorial Health System’s proposed 40-year lease to University of Colorado Health will be made public June 11 during an informal City Council meeting. Council made the announcement today, and also said comment about the proposed lease will be heard at that meeting, as well as during Council’s  June 12 formal meeting. Under its initial… Continue Reading Memorial: lease to be unveiled June 11, Veitch steps down

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After more than an hour in executive session, the Colorado Springs City Council postponed the decision about outgoing CEO Larry McEvoy’s $1.15 million severance package. The reason, said council president Scott Hente, was to get more advice from city attorney Chris Melcher. “This is a complicated issue,” Hente said. “It’s about contract law, about labor… Continue Reading Council delays Memorial CEO severance decision

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A second executive will be leaving Memorial Health System, according to a press release sent out by the hospital. Carm Moceri, who has been with the health system since 2008, will leave because his position as chief strategy officer is being eliminated. Hospital officials said the position was being eliminated as a result of the… Continue Reading Second executive to leave Memorial Health System

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After years of discussion, task-force and commission meetings and closed-door talks, the Colorado Springs City Council is preparing to ask voters  whether to lease Memorial Health System to the University of Colorado Hospital. City Council will hold a special meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Blue River Boardroom on the fifth floor… Continue Reading Council schedules meeting about Memorial ballot question

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