UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central is a 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.

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.

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.

Transfers, direct admits and consultations: Call DocLine at 1-844-285-4555.


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Conditions we treat

Memorial Hospital Central provides you with a full portfolio of diagnostic, treatment and after-care services, delivered by coordinated care teams who always keep you, our patient, top of mind.

  • Heart and vascular care
  • Cancer care
  • Birth care
  • Pediatric care
  • Orthopedics
  • Disease management
  • Emergency and trauma
  • Radiology and imaging
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Sleep disorder care
  • Stroke care
  • Surgery
  • Women’s care
  • Urgent care
  • Senior care
  • Wellness

Patient and visitor information

When visiting any Memorial Hospital location, you can be assured that our staff will do whatever we can to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. Our goal is to provide our patients with the best care in a safe and compassionate environment. In addition, we commit to extending the highest standards of service to visiting friends and family members.

We provide a variety of special offerings at our hospital designed to make your visit as convenient and comfortable as possible. From our food service to our gift shop to our spiritual care, we think you will find our facilities well equipped to meet your needs and we look forward to serving you.

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Disability and Language Services at Memorial Hospital

Call 719-365-8581 for information about interpretation and other language assistance services.

Memorial Hospital Visitors

Whether you’re a patient or visiting a patient at Memorial Hospital Central, there are a few things you need to know. For more details, please see the Patients’ Handbook available at our hospital locations.

Considerate guests follow these guidelines

Visitor Hours: Visitors are welcome at Memorial Hospital Central because we know they can be helpful in recovery. There are no set hours for visiting. However, we ask that visitors not come too early or stay too long. Children are welcome to visit patients. Please be considerate and keep your visit brief if the patient is in pain or in need of rest.

Visitors are not allowed to spend the night when the patient is staying in a semi-private room. Special visiting arrangements can be made with the patient’s nurse.

Electronic Devices: As a patient, you are asked to have all personally-owned electrical (including battery-powered) appliances that you bring to the hospital checked for electrical safety by our staff. Your nurse will assist you.

Pets: We welcome the presence of family pets of inpatients as appropriate and under certain guidelines to ensure safety for all patients and visitors. If you are interested in learning more about pet visitation, please talk with a nurse.

Telephone: Patients’ rooms are equipped with phones and local calls can be placed at no charge by dialing “9” and then the number. Long distance calls can be placed through the hospital operator by dialing “0.”

Spiritual care

Spiritual care at Memorial Hospital Central

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Through spiritual care at Memorial Hospital Central, our chaplains provide support and comfort to everyone — patients, family members, friends and staff.

Being in the hospital, or having a loved one hospitalized, can be stressful and emotional.  Chaplains are available to help you work through the anxiety that often accompanies a hospital stay and talk with you about how hospitalization affects your spiritual journey. We are available to share a prayer or listen with an open mind and heart. If you prefer, we can also contact your own faith community.

Our chaplains can assist in or perform a variety of religious rites

You can contact spiritual care at Memorial Hospital Central to request the following:

  • Communion (Catholic or Protestant)
  • Anointing (Catholic or Protestant)
  • Baptism or child dedication
  • Weddings
  • Funerals or memorial services

You can reach an on-call chaplain outside normal office hours by calling the hospital operator, at 719-365-5000. Catholic priests and Lay Eucharistic Ministers are in the hospital at various times.

10 reasons to call a chaplain

  1. When you need to speak with someone about spiritual or emotional concerns.
  2. When you feel the need for prayer or would like to receive a blessing or the sacraments.
  3. When you need help finding or contacting spiritual resources in the community. Our chaplains will contact your faith community.
  4. When there is a new diagnosis or a recurrence, especially of a serious or life-limiting disease.
  5. Before surgery or another procedure that might create anxiety or fear.
  6. When a difficult ethical decision needs to be discussed or advanced directives need to be made (DNRs, living wills, etc.)
  7. To be with family and friends during difficult times or if there is family conflict.
  8. To struggle together with unanswerable questions like “Why is this happening to me?” or “Where is God?”
  9. When a patient is facing death or to help with funeral arrangements.
  10. When a staff member needs support.

Hotels & lodging for visitors

Hotels & lodging for visitors

The community lodging facilities below have requested to be listed for the convenience of patients and families with a local housing need during a period of hospitalization. Memorial Hospital Central does not physically inspect these facilities and provides no guarantee as to the quality or pricing of the lodging. All arrangements and review of the facilities will be the responsibility of the renter.

All locations are in Colorado Springs unless otherwise indicated. In alphabetical order:

Antlers Hilton
4 South Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Shuttle Service: no
Discounted Rate?: Booking Code: N2021328

Cheyenne Mountain Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Shuttle Service: yes – within a 5-mile radius
Discounted Rate?: yes – mention UCH Memorial Hospital

Comfort Inn South
1410 Harrison Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes

Days Inn Colorado Springs Central
2409 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2725 Geyser Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
105 N. Spruce Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: yes

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Air Force Academy
7110 Commerce Center Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes – Mention Memorial Hospital-UCHealth
Website Booking Page with UC Health’s Discount Code

Hotel Elegante Conference & Event Center
2886 South Circle Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Shuttle Service: Yes, to and from airport
Discounted Rate?: yes

The Mining Exchange
8 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes

Residence Inn by Marriott
2765 Geyser Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes

Ronald McDonald House
311 N. Logan Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Ronald McDonald House
1300 E. 21st Ave.
Denver, CO

Sonesta ES Suites 3880 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: Yes – Mention Memorial Health Systems when calling
Website Booking Page with Code-Memorial Health Systems Preferred Rate

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

1570 N.Newport Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Shuttle Service: No
Discounted Rate?: yes

TownPlace Suites Colorado Springs South
1530 N. Newport Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80916
Shuttle Service: no
Discounted Rate?: yes

Free public wireless internet access

Free public wireless internet access

Memorial Hospital Central offers free wireless Internet access at all hospital locations to patients, visitors and associates with a personal computer that has wireless Internet capability. Sorry, but we do not loan computers to patients or visitors at this time.

User guidelines:

You need to be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and third parties may be able to obtain information about your user activities. It is highly suggested that you use anti-virus and personal firewall software to prevent harm to your personal computer.

Memorial Hospital does not release information on the usage of the Internet unless required to do so by law or to ensure proper operation of the network.

Internet filter:

Please note that the Internet is a constantly changing environment where content and formats may be inconsistent. Memorial Hospital does apply filters to prevent access to Internet content that may be considered inappropriate for children (according to the Children’s Internet Protection Act – Pub.L., 106-554). However, it is not possible to block all objectionable Internet content. Parents should monitor their children’s Internet activity.

Validity of Internet content:

The Internet is an unregulated medium where the validity of information varies and appropriateness may be controversial. Users are warned to be critical of all information they find and access while using the Internet. Users are responsible for ensuring that the information they access is accurate, complete, dated and not considered offensive to other individuals.

Users are responsible for ensuring the validity and appropriateness of information being accessed and the information is appropriate to their own personal needs. It is expected the Internet will be used with respect, courtesy and responsibility giving due regard to the various functions, and types of use that are acceptable and those that should be avoided.

While users are utilizing their own computers, we ask that you turn off the sound (if personal headphones are not used) while using the Internet out of respect for other patients/customers of Memorial Hospital.

Consequences of Internet access are the responsibility of the user. Any loss or damage to a personal computer is the responsibility of the user. The wireless access is not secured unless the user is connected to a secure, encrypted website. Remember to always safeguard your personal information.

Users of the wireless Internet must respect the legal protection provided by copyright laws and licensing of software programs and use of data.

In the interest of maintaining network performance, you should not send unreasonably large electronic mail attachments. You are prohibited from running programs designed to defeat network inactivity time-outs and maintaining an open SMTP relay is prohibited.

Guidelines for families:

Memorial Hospital is concerned about children’s use of the Internet but also about parent’s rights and responsibilities to monitor their own children’s activities. While our wireless Internet access is filtered, it is not a 100% guarantee that an inappropriate site may be accessed.

We encourage parents to spend time online with their children to discuss the wealth of information available and how the information should be used.

Requesting a site to be unblocked:

If you come across a site that you need to have access to, and the site is currently restricted, please contact information services (IS) at Memorial Hospital. The help desk can be reached at 719-365-HELP (4357) if you’re at a Memorial Hospital location.

Dependent upon the content of the site and your location, you may be given temporary access to the site. At midnight, every night, all temporary access to sites is removed.

Health resources

Think of Memorial Hospital as your partner in health care—at any time. We’re here for you and your family when you’re well and proactively maintaining good health, as well as when you or a loved one may be sick or injured and need diagnostic, treatment and/or recovery services for any number of health concerns.

Check out the free quarterly Peak Living health magazine, as we have your health in mind. And, through Memorial HealthLink, we offer numerous wellness and health education classes, health tools and a free nurse advice line.

Call 719-444-CARE (2273) today for information about a health concern, to help you find a physician, sign up for a screening or class, as well as to get answers to any questions you may have about our hospital.

Food services

Memorial Hospital offers At Your Request Room Service Dining.

Room Service

Patients can order room service anytime during business hours. Guests may enjoy room service by purchasing a voucher from our café during regular business hours.

The room service associate will collect the voucher upon delivery of your meal.

Family members may order meals for a patient from outside the hospital. Some menu items may be restricted to adhere to a special diet ordered by the physician. The room service associate will help with menu selections.

Nutrition Services at Memorial Hospital Central

Outpatient Nutrition Counseling:

To schedule an outpatient appointment with a dietitian, call 719-365-6881.

Nurse advice

Memorial Hospital is much more than your provider of choice for health care while your sick or injured. We are your partner in your health and wellness. Your choice for health information and resources.

Call HealthLink nurse advice line at Memorial Hospital Central: (719) 444-CARE

  • It is free to all community members
  • Call Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on major holidays.
  • Outpatient laboratory and classes are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on major holidays.

The nurse advice line at Memorial Hospital Central will:

  • Answer your health-related questions
  • Provide advice on treating ear aches, fever and other minor injuries/illnesses
  • Help you find a physician
  • Schedule the class or screening of your choice
  • Provide information about Memorial programs and services

In addition to a nurse advice line, HealthLink at Memorial Hospital provides classes, health risk analyses, screenings and other wellness programs.

Education and programs

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital & Memorial Hospital Central are approved providers of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, and Utah Nurses Associations are members of the Western Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.

Continuing nursing education (CNE) activities delivered by the Department of Professional Development are delivered to Registered Nurses and other healthcare professionals in Colorado and the surrounding Western region states. The target audience for CNE activities delivered by Professional Development includes all registered nurses and other healthcare professionals within this geographic range with a particular focus on RN employees of UCHealth. The Professional Development Department offers both provider-directed, provider-paced and provider directed, learner-paced activities for a wide variety of content areas such as Critical Care, Evidence- Based Practice and Research, End-of-Life & Palliative Care, Perinatal Loss, and Nursing Leadership, each specifically designed to meet learner’s educational needs. In addition, some CNE activities are co-provided to fit the educational needs of other healthcare providers.

For more information regarding UCH’s Continuing Education Programs contact:

Therese Sedillo
Educational Program Coordinator
Email: Therese.Sedillo@uchealth.org
Phone: 720-848-6694

USOC partnership

The Team behind the Team

UCHealth is the official hospital of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. We are proud to provide exceptional health care to the exceptional athletes on Team USA.

Elite athletes combine a drive to excel with relentless, focused discipline. They know that excellence takes work, that hard-won personal bests are just the latest metrics to exceed on the arduous journey to world-class performance.

Every athlete who pushes to improve makes Team USA stronger. UCHealth providers and staff do the same. Our teams of cardiologists, primary care physicians, neurologists, orthopedists, trauma specialists, and physical therapists see every patient encounter as a chance to provide the best possible treatment.

At UCHealth, the nation’s elite athletes — as well as those of us who aren’t — have access to the expert care at Memorial Hospital Central, Memorial Hospital North, Medical Center of the Rockies, Poudre Valley Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital and many more clinics across Colorado’s Front Range.

Separately, our institutions provide superior care to our patients and committed service to our communities. Together, we push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials, and improving patient health through innovation.

Grievance process

Concerns regarding your care

Memorial Hospital strives to meet patients’ expectations for care and service in a consistent manner. Patients, or their personal representatives, have the right to submit a verbal or written complaint 24 hours a day. Memorial Hospital and its Board of Trustees have approved the following process to assist you with the complaint or grievances process.

Step 1: Prompt resolution for verbal complaints

If you voice a complaint to a Memorial Hospital staff member, and you are satisfied with the actions taken on your behalf, the complaint is considered resolved.

Step 2: Filing a Grievance

If your verbal complaint is not promptly resolved to your satisfaction as stated in Step 1, or if you verbalize your request to file a grievance, or submit a written complaint, the complaint will be forwarded to the Memorial Hospital Patient Representative Office. Complaints are received 24 hours a day at 719-365-5621. The Patient Representative will contact the patient within three (3) calendar days to acknowledge that it was received.

Medicare Beneficiaries: If the grievance concerns quality of care, or premature discharge from the facility, the Patient Representative will immediately refer the grievance to Case Management. At the patient’s request, the grievance will be referred to the Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee of the Board of Trustees. Patients also have the right to appeal an impending hospital discharge.

Step 3: Investigation

The Patient Representative will conduct a quality review of the grievance in collaboration with leadership from the area/unit at Memorial. The Patient Representative will provide you a written response regarding the grievance investigation within seven (7) calendar days from the time the grievance was received.

Step 4: Appealing the Grievance

If you are dissatisfied with the quality review outcome, at your request, the grievance will be forwarded to the Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or his designee for an appeal review. The CEO or designee will investigate and provide a written response of his/her findings to you within ten (10) calendar days. The Patient Representative will contact you upon receipt of the appeal to acknowledge that it was received.

Step 5: Referral to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

If you remain dissatisfied with the CEO or designee’s response, at your request, the Patient Representative will forward the grievance and all-related reports to the Department of Public Health and Environment. Information regarding the Department of Public Health and Environment’s investigation will be directly communicated to the patient by the state.

You may also file a grievance directly with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Executive Director, Health Facilities Division, or the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. Memorial Hospital is also a Joint Commission-Accredited organization, which means patients may also contact the Joint Commission.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Executive Director Health Facilities Division 4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
Phone: 1-303-692-2800 or 1-800-886-7689, ext. 2800

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies:
303-894-7855 or 800-886-7675.

The Joint Commission
Office of Quality Monitoring One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Toll free: 1-800-994-6610
Fax: 1-630-792-5636
Email: complaint@jointcommission.org


For more information on Memorial’s grievance process, please contact the Patient Representative Office at 719-365-5621 or 1400 E. Boulder St., Colorado Springs, CO 80909 or patientreps@uchealth.org.

Ways to give

Your support helps us enhance and save lives

Extraordinary generosity is what helps us provide extraordinary care.

Memorial Hospital urges you to consider a donation to this life-saving and life-changing organization. Your donation goes directly to programs and facilities that impact the health and well-being of your family, friends and neighbors in southern Colorado.

Memorial Hospital Foundation

> Visit our website

Volunteer at UCHealth Memorial Hospital

Click here to our main volunteer page to find out more about volunteer opportunities at Memorial Hospital and throughout the UCHealth system.


>> Visit our Leadership page

Purchasing and Materials

Phone: 719-365-5125
Fax: 719-365-2085

At Memorial Hospital, we prefer to work with local companies. However, the policies of our materials management and purchasing departments at Memorial Hospital allow for competitive bidding outside the area when it is deemed to be in the best interest of our organization to ensure the hospital is receiving competitive pricing from a reasonable number of qualified bidders.

Requests for Quotes/Requests for Proposals/Requests for Information/Invitation to Bid

Memorial Hospital is a member of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System. All RFPs, RFBs, and RFIs are posted on the RMEPS website. Contractors and vendors are encouraged to register with RMEPS to be included in any upcoming bidding opportunities.

Group Purchasing

Memorial Hospital is a member of MedAssets:


Memorial Hospital uses the Reptrax system to monitor vendor visits. Vendors entering our facilities are required to sign in to the Reptrax system at the following locations prior to visiting.

Gift shop

Our telephone number is 719-365-9025.

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More Than a Century of Caring …


In response to an overwhelming need in the community, the women of the Methodist Church opened Colorado Conference Deaconess Hospital and Nurses Training School on Institute Street. One student nurse and a superintendent nurse staffed the hospital, which had a capacity for 30 beds but opened with eight (including one designated pediatric bed).

1907 - 1911

General William Palmer, founder of Colorado Springs, donated land for a hospital at the present site of Memorial Hospital Central on East Boulder Street. Construction was completed in 1911, and the hospital was renamed Beth-El.


A Crippled Children’s Ward and Pavilion, jointly staffed by Beth-El Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association, opened for children with special needs, establishing a commitment to caring for children that would continue throughout the next century.


An observation hospital, staffed by Beth-El, opened to treat contagious diseases and was funded and constructed by the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County. This community extension of the hospital was instrumental in treating local patients suffering from the worldwide influenza epidemic of 1918, which killed more than 20 million people, including 675,000 Americans.

1925 - 1926

Beth-El Hospital opened the four-story National Methodist Sanitarium for the treatment of tuberculosis patients. The state-of -the-art facility was located on 29 acres east of the hospital (now the United States Olympic Training Center), and attracted patients from across the United States.


Daniels Hall, built with a gift from Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Daniels, expanded the treatment and care of crippled children.


Colorado Springs City Council voted to purchase Beth-El Hospital for $76,500 and re-named it Memorial Hospital, in honor of the men and women of Colorado Springs who lost their lives in World War II. The hospital and sanitarium, staffed by 145 employees, had a total of 177 beds and 17 bassinets.

1946 - 1949

Voters approved city operation of the hospital, creating a citizen’s board of trustees. They also approved a three-story hospital addition, referred to as the Sunshine Wing.


City Council approved $600,000 in revenue bonds to make improvements and add 60 beds to Memorial Hospital.

1965 - 1967

The Junior League of Colorado Springs established the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary to help provide service to Memorial and its patients. In 1967, a junior volunteer program began.


In response to population growth and the needs of the community, voters approved a $15 million bond issue to rapidly expand services, as well as funds for a parking garage and the construction of a seven-floor patient tower, which expanded the number of beds to 315.

1974 - 1979

New services were added, including a Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery and a 24/7 Emergency and Trauma Center. The north patient tower opened and housed the state’s only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit outside of Denver. Memorial’s survival rates for babies born between one and two pounds soared by 200 percent over the next few years.

1981 - 1984

Memorial launched its open heart surgery program. High-tech transportation services began for critically ill and injured newborns, children and pregnant women in premature labor. Memorial received Level III designation for the highest level of nursery care available in a non-teaching hospital. At the beginning of the 1980s, Memorial employed 873 people and realized a net operating revenue of approximately $21 million.

1987 - 1988

Memorial received Level II trauma designation for the Emergency and Trauma Center and opened the Family Birth Center.

1992 - 1997

In 1992, the Memorial Cancer Center opened to expand the hospital’s cancer services. Construction of a second seven-story tower was completed in 1997. The new patient wing opened with additional surgery suites and expanded space in laboratory, radiology and cardiology departments. The Rehabilitation Patient Care unit opened, and the Intensive Care Unit moved to its expanded space in the new tower.


Memorial opened Printers Park Medical Plaza and Surgery Center, featuring outpatient surgery, radiology, rehabilitation and occupational medicine, laboratory services and physician offices.


Memorial Hospital was named as one of the Top 100 cardiac hospitals in the nation and announces plans for a Children’s Hospital. The Briargate Medical Campus opened to serve the city’s fast-growing northeast suburbs. A new parking facility opened on the main Boulder campus.


Memorial received national designation for a children’s hospital by the National Accreditation of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI). Named Colorado Springs Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital, this dedicated children’s care center reflected Memorial’s deepened commitment to enhancing the health and well being of our community’s children, as well as ensuring they have easy access to the specialized care they need.


Memorial Hospital became Memorial Health System with its significantly expanded geographical presence throughout the community. Additionally, Memorial Health System established a partnership with The Children’s Hospital (in Denver) to jointly manage southern Colorado’s only children’s hospital, now called Memorial Hospital for Children in partnership with The Children’s Hospital.


2007 was a huge year for Memorial and the Colorado Springs community. In January, Memorial Health System opened a new emergency department on its Central campus. With the busiest emergency department in the state and one of the busiest in the nation, Memorial Hospital Central more than doubled the size of the previous emergency department with five separate, specialized care units—pediatrics, trauma/cardiac, behavioral/substance abuse and two general emergency. Housed in Memorial Hospital Central’s new east tower, the new emergency department features a separate area for children to be treated, private rooms and secure access.

In April, Memorial opened the community’s first new hospital in decades and the first hospital in northern Colorado Springs—Memorial Hospital North. Late in the year, Memorial Hospital Central opened its new East Tower. This became the centralized and expanded home for Memorial Hospital for Children, as well as women’s services, the birth center and physician practices.


During first quarter, the second building on the Memorial Hospital North campus opened: Medical Office Building One. This office building is home to numerous physician offices and will soon open an ambulatory surgery center. It’s conveniently located just steps away from Memorial Hospital North and in the heart of the Briargate community.

Awards and recognition

about-commission-on-cancer-logoOutstanding 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.

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.

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.

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.