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If Memorial Health System makes it onto the November ballot, and if voters choose to turn it into a nonprofit, it will need a new board of directors. The task force charged with studying the change is considering recommending new board members. Memorial’s board is six members short of the limit of 15, so even… Continue Reading Memorial task force turns attention to board’s future

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Memorial Health Systems has an opportunity to expand its market share through expanding to other parts of Colorado — even to Kansas. The hospital system is beginning to reinvent itself as a regional center, and is building the infrastructure to compete, said Mike Scialdone, CFO for the system at Memorial’s monthly update to the city… Continue Reading Memorial looking at ways to expand market share

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The Colorado Springs City Council appears poised to move forward with a ballot issue to determine Memorial Health System’s fate — despite the $246 million it will cost to move its employees from the state’s public pension program. This week, the council formed a task force that will review ballot language and complete work started… Continue Reading Memorial task force will mull Nov. ballot language

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The uphill battle to turn Memorial Health System into a nonprofit just got steeper. Old opponents to the idea are still fighting, the Public Employee Retirement Association isn’t budging on the $246 million pension price tag and now there’s the matter of convincing newly elected City Council members to put the issue on the ballot.… Continue Reading New Council will decide Memorial’s nonprofit fate

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Voters this week elected six new members and one incumbent to the Colorado Springs City Council. The new council will be responsible for confirming the mayor’s appointees, appointing the Memorial Health System board of directors, overseeing Colorado Springs Utilities and fielding citizen complaints, among other duties. Here’s a look at where the new city council… Continue Reading City Council: Where members stand on city issues

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New bill complicates Memorial’s future

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A last-minute bill introduced last week in the General Assembly adds a new wrinkle to the debate about the future of Memorial Health System. Senate Bill 202, introduced by Sen. Bill Cadman and co-sponsored by Rep. Bob Gardner, had to get special approval to be introduced. If passed, it stands to change the way hospitals… Continue Reading New bill complicates Memorial’s future

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While hospital actuaries crunch their own numbers, Memorial Health System and the Public Employees Retirement Association are at a standstill about how much the hospital should pay to become an independent, nonprofit system. Continue Reading Memorial’s way forward lies in uncharted territory

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Memorial’s best path: As a nonprofit

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By James Moore The recent City Council decision to defer a vote on the future of Memorial Health System is prudent and one the board of trustees of Memorial supports. There are many misunderstandings about Memorial Health System and what an ownership change would really mean for our community. To be fair, health care is… Continue Reading Memorial’s best path: As a nonprofit

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HealthOne, the largest hospital system in Denver, hasn’t been shy about expressing its interest in purchasing Memorial Health System. Though it hasn’t made a bid to buy Memorial yet, the company has spent tens of thousands on a campaign to stop the City Council from placing a measure on the ballot that would turn Memorial… Continue Reading HealthOne: A big player gearing up to get even bigger

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Big decisions will be made in the health care industry in 2011, both on the local and national stage. Locally, voters will decide the future of Memorial Health System. The City Council is moving ahead with plans for an April ballot issue that will create an independent, nonprofit instead of a municipally owned hospital system.… Continue Reading 2011 Forecast: A decision, finally, on Memorial Health System

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