Pikes Peak Regional Hospital now part of UCHealth family

April 2, 2018
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Pikes Peak Regional Hospital in Woodland Park, Colorado is now part of UCHealth

UCHealth is proud to welcome Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (PPRH) to its network of health care facilities. PPRH has had a longstanding partnership with UCHealth and Memorial Hospital, and joining the system will provide increased resources for patients, staff and medical providers.

“UCHealth is excited to welcome the staff and providers of PPRH into our family,” said Elizabeth Concordia, UCHealth president and CEO. “Our organizations are dedicated to providing excellent care and the best possible experience to patients and family members. This focus will continue, and over the coming years, patients throughout the Pikes Peak region will see many benefits of this new partnership.”

“The communities of Woodland Park, Teller, Park and El Paso counties deserve the very best care and access to advanced treatments,” said Kim Monjesky, PPRH chief executive officer. “I am proud of the care Pikes Peak Regional Hospital has delivered over the past decade, and I know that as part of the UCHealth family, the services we provide will continue to grow.”

PPRH officially joined UCHealth on April 1, but the two organizations have enjoyed a longstanding partnership. UCHealth Medical Group and UCHealth Memorial have collaborated with PPRH for years, providing numerous specialists and services at PPRH including cardiology, neurosurgery, oncology and telestroke.

“UCHealth provides patients with access to nationally-renowned experts and advanced treatments including a comprehensive stroke center, comprehensive cancer center, trauma care and more,” said UCHealth Memorial President and CEO Joel Yuhas. “As part of the UCHealth system, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital will continue to provide excellent, personalized care to their patients while now also being able to provide access to the full strength of UCHealth.”

PPRH is a critical access hospital in Woodland Park, Colorado, with 15 licensed beds and about 120 employees. PPRH will remain a major employer in Teller County, benefiting the local community and improving the overall health of residents.

As a nonprofit health system, UCHealth is dedicated to the communities it serves. In fiscal year 2017, UCHealth provided $647 million in total community benefits including $259 million in uncompensated care.

About the author

Cary Vogrin is a media relations specialist for UCHealth. She joined UCHealth in 2015, coordinating media stories and responding to media requests for UCHealth hospitals and clinics in southern Colorado.

Prior to joining UCHealth, Vogrin was a newspaper reporter and editor, having worked at The Fort Dodge Messenger in Fort Dodge, Iowa; The Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California; The Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Colorado; and The Gazette in Colorado Springs, where she covered health care.