UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs is an award winning, 413-bed hospital that has been recognized nationally for quality, research and outcomes. We provide a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services at our Central and North facilities, as well as at multiple outpatient locations.
Level I Trauma Center
Our Level I distinction recognizes that the hospital has the ability to treat severe and complex injuries. This means southern Colorado residents have rapid access to the highest level emergency and trauma care without having to go to Denver.
The only Comprehensive Stroke Center in southern Colorado.
As the only hospital in the region with multiple teams of neurosurgeons and neuro-interventional physicians on-call 24/7, Memorial Hospital Central has the unique capabilities to quickly and expertly treat every kind of stroke or brain aneurysm. These advanced capabilities are saving lives and improving outcomes for patients because time is crucial in the treatment of stroke. Getting the best care rapidly can lead to a better recovery.
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Awards and recognition
Outstanding Achievement Award for the Oncology Service Line, American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer:
Memorial is the only cancer program in southern Colorado to have reached this highest honor.
Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG): Memorial’s Cancer Medicine and Oncology Clinical Trials team have been recognized as being in the top 1 percent for accruing to SWOG oncology research trials.
ACC HeartCARE Center
The American College of Cardiology has recognized UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care.
Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. Memorial Hospital Central is the first hospital in Colorado to earn this designation.
ACC TAVR Certification
American College of Cardiology has recognized UCHealth Memorial Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures. UCHealth Memorial Hospital was awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.
UCHealth Memorial Hospital learns the best practices for implementing evidence-based medicine to support patient-centered decision-making and can track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.
Rehab Patient Care Unit (RPCU) Awarded “Top Performer”: The unit was recently given a “Top Performer Award” by Uniform Data Systems. Uniform Data Systems provides national benchmarking information for Inpatient Rehab Facilities and this distinction indicates that the RPCU is performing in the top 10 percent of more than 800 subscribers to their service in the areas of clinical outcomes and clinical efficiency. This is the second year in a row that the unit has received this award.
Comprehensive Stroke Center certification. Memorial Hospital Central has received certification from DNV GL – Healthcare as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, reflecting the highest level of competence for treatment of serious stroke events. The DNV GL – Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set forth by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the medical center addresses the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
Level I Trauma Center designation. The State of Colorado has designated UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central as a Level I Trauma Center, making it one of only four hospitals in the state with the highest classification for trauma care. A Level I distinction recognizes the hospital has the ability to treat severe and complex injuries. Key elements required to be a Level I trauma center include around-the-clock coverage by surgeons and prompt availability of specialists in orthopedics, neurosurgery and anesthesiology, among others.
Get with the Guidelines®
Providing optimal health care requires staying on top of constantly advancing treatment recommendations. That’s why we follow the latest guidance from the American Heart Association.
The AHA’s Get With The Guidelines® program helps ensure that patients get up-to-the-minute, scientifically-based treatment. We’ve been recognized for adhering to those exacting guidelines, helping patients live longer, healthier lives.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Time to Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes 75% or more of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
Memorial Hospital Central received the American Heart Association’s Gold Plus Get With The Guidelines® -Heart Failure Quality Achievement Award for our commitment to managing heart failure in patients. The award recognizes our hospital’s commitment to ensuring heart failure patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. The goal is speeding recovery and reducing hospital readmissions for heart failure patients.
We were also recognized on the association’s Target: Heart Failure℠ Honor Roll. Hospitals are required to meet specific criteria that improves medication adherence, provides early follow-up care and coordination and enhances patient education. The goal is to reduce hospital readmissions and help patients improve their quality of life in managing this chronic condition.
Additionally, we received the association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll™ award. To qualify for this recognition, hospitals must meet quality measures developed with more than 90% of compliance for 12 consecutive months for the “Overall Diabetes Cardiovascular Initiative Composite Score.”