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With gratitude, UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital accepts face shields designed, created and donated by its neighbor Lockheed Martin Space

Download Download interviews with Juneka “JuJu” Chimembe and Chris Olson Download video Download interview 1 with Lockheed Martin Space Engineeer Brian Kaplun Download interview 2 with Lockheed Martin Space Engineer Brian Kaplun As COVID-19 began its global spread, the acronym “PPE” – personal protective equipment – became household terminology. People weren’t sure how to obtain ... Read More

May 29, 2020

Ultraviolet light technology at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital an extra line of defense against infectious disease – including COVID-19

Information and video for news outlets only Download video: https://vimeo.com/415605388/26a3691a3c Download interview: https://vimeo.com/413846495/5519ea3609 While the numbers of hospitalized COVID-19 patients across the state of Colorado continue to decrease, UCHealth’s commitments to personal protective equipment, physical distancing, and enhanced sterilization and cleaning methods that exceed national standards remain strong, said Chris Olson, Program Manager of Infection ... Read More

May 28, 2020

UCHealth offering high-quality antibody tests for anyone who wants to know if they have been exposed to COVID-19

For Immediate Release Contact: Jessica Berry Jessica.berry@uchealth.org 303-807-9491 Interview with Dr. Richard Zane, UCHealth Chief Innovation Officer Footage of antibody testing at UCHealth lab Aurora, Colo. (May 28, 2020) – UCHealth is now offering COVID-19 testing and antibody tests for anyone in Colorado. The COVID-19 PCR test (nasal swab) can determine if someone is currently sick ... Read More

May 28, 2020

Front line hero: Environmental Services Supervisor Juneka “JuJu” Chimembe leads team of housekeeping professionals through pandemic

Download video Download Juneka “JuJu” Chimembe interview As an Environmental Services (EVS) professional at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital supervising a team of housekeeping staff, Juneka “JuJu” Chimembe faced the COVID-19 crisis from the start head-on, front and center. It is her job, along with dozens of other EVS team members, to disinfect using enhanced sterilization ... Read More

May 18, 2020

Patient recovering from COVID-19 at UCHealth receives sweet surprise from window

Download Amanda Kroeker interview Download video Aurora, Colo. (May 18, 2020) –  May is Mental Health Month and while it’s a time to reflect on our own personal mental health, it’s also an opportunity to acknowledge mental health clinicians, nurses, and practitioners who are committed to helping improve the well-being of others. A psychiatric nurse ... Read More

May 16, 2020

Stylists honor UCHealth hospital heroes with free haircuts

Download video at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies Download photos at UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital Fort Collins, Colo. (May 16, 2020) – Sometimes a fresh haircut is all it takes to put a little spring into a person’s step, especially after several weeks and long days serving on the frontlines as nurses, doctors or ... Read More

May 14, 2020

Broncos kicker Brandon McManus provides hundreds of free meals to employees at UCHealth

Download Desirea Ulibarri interview Download Brandon McManus interview Download video   Aurora, Colo. (May 13, 2020) – Broncos kicker Brandon McManus stopped by UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital today to personally thank some of the hardworking health care workers and staff. He provided lunch to 400 clinical team members while also supporting the restaurant industry, ... Read More

May 12, 2020

Convalescent plasma being used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients

Download Video Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 12, 2020) – UCHealth Memorial is now part of an FDA-regulated “expanded access treatment protocol,” which allows for the use of investigational treatments and provides broader access to convalescent plasma for sick patients. As of May 12, a dozen patients at Memorial had received the plasma. The first doses ... Read More