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Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

For the third time, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems awarded the Memorial Hospital transport system, Memorial Star Transport, a full three-year accreditation. The accreditation recognizes that Memorial Star Transport, a rotorwing and ground transport service, provides highly skilled flight nurse/paramedic and nurse/respiratory therapist teams to care for adult, neonatal, pediatric and obstetric… Continue Reading Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

Memorial Hospital surgeons and radiation oncologists recently performed the first Intraoperative Radiation Therapy procedure in Southern Colorado, a treatment option now available in the region only at Memorial that will fundamentally improve the experiences of patients undergoing breast cancer therapy, according to a news release. Traditionally, breast cancer patients undergo lumpectomy, or removal of the… Continue Reading Memorial begins more targeted treatment of early stage breast cancer

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Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

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Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

Irene Dollar was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2013. The cancer soon spread to the Ordway resident’s lymph nodes in her left armpit. It was then that Dollar’s physician, Dr. Laura Pomerenke at Memorial Hospital, approached her with the possibility of participating in a clinical trial. “They mentioned that they were going to try… Continue Reading Clinical trials blaze trails at Memorial

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UCHealth selects new CEO

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UCHealth selects new CEO

University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) named Elizabeth (Liz) B. Concordia president and CEO beginning Sept. 2. Concordia comes to UCHealth from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) where she served as the executive vice president and the president of UPMC’s hospital and community services division. In her roles there, Concordia has been instrumental in developing… Continue Reading UCHealth selects new CEO

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A lower-cost option: Premier Diagnostic

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A lower-cost option: Premier Diagnostic

Premier Diagnostic Center Info: 3920 N. Union Blvd., Suite 130 In business: 13 years Number of employees: 23 It’s time for your annual mammogram. The choice isn’t easy: Do you visit the major health care players in Colorado Springs — Memorial, Penrose or St. Francis Medical Center? There is yet another option, Premier Diagnostic Center.… Continue Reading A lower-cost option: Premier Diagnostic

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Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

Memorial Hospital and U.S. Olympic and U.S. Paralympic athletes are sponsoring the Road to Greatness 90-day Health Challenge. From 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, participants will gather on Tejon Street from Platte Avenue to Pikes Peak Avenue for the Olympic Downtown Celebration. The Health Challenge asks people to take a pledge, to commit to performing certain… Continue Reading Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

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Nearly two years ago, Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was facing a threatened future, to say the least. The city-operated enterprise endured the ugly departure of its CEO, Dr. Larry McEvoy, whose highly controversial $1.15 million buyout left behind hard feelings, damaged morale and an alarming deterioration of Memorial’s strength in the local health care… Continue Reading CSBJ farewell to Scialdone

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CSFD offers free flu shots

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CSFD offers free flu shots

The Colorado Springs Fire Department, along with numerous sponsors, will offer a free flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at fire department headquarters, 375 Printers Parkway. The clinic is specifically for the uninsured or underinsured and those without vaccine coverage for people age 4 and over. The clinic is not… Continue Reading CSFD offers free flu shots

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Martin named COO of Memorial

Colorado Springs native Colette Martin is Memorial Hospital’s new chief operating officer, effective immediately. She replaces Bill Mohon, who left in February. Prior to becoming COO, Martin, 43, served as director of strategic planning at Memorial, where she led several initiatives supporting Memorial’s affiliation with UCHealth. Hospital authorities conducted a national search for the position,… Continue Reading Martin named COO of Memorial

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Epic, a new computer system that came to Memorial Hospital from University of Colorado Health, will go live at 2 a.m. Saturday. In charge at the Epic training center, Dr. Katie Markley described the intensity of the week as “controlled chaos now. It’s very intense.” Epic will make all medical records electronic. Prior to Epic,… Continue Reading Memorial computer system going live at 2 a.m. Saturday

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