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Pediatric trauma patients to now be transported to Denver

Pediatric trauma patients to now be transported to Denver

Memorial Hospital voluntarily released its trauma waiver this week from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, meaning the most complex pediatric trauma cases, estimated at fewer than 10 per month, will be transported to a designated pediatric trauma facility in the Denver metro area. According to a UCHealth news release, the waiver release will ensure… Continue Reading Pediatric trauma patients to now be transported to Denver

Morals, treatments for cancer discussed

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Morals, treatments for cancer discussed

Cancer has no prejudice. Half of all American men will face cancer during their lives, and one-third of the women will as well. Cancer claims 600,000 lives annually in this country, and specialists estimate that by 2030, cancer will have struck 22 million persons worldwide, said Steve ErkenBrack, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Health… Continue Reading Morals, treatments for cancer discussed

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Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

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Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

Memorial Hospital is providing free car seat safety checks from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Kohl’s at 2725 Janitell Road. Certified car seat safety technicians will perform checks on-site. Drive Smart’s Buckle Bear will help educate attendees on the importance of wearing seat belts, using correct car seats for a child’s age… Continue Reading Kohl’s, Memorial team to check car seat safety

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Memorial Hospital tansport team accredited

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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

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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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