Cementing a longstanding partnership, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (PPRH) will join UCHealth later this spring, ensuring patients in Woodland Park, Teller, Park and El Paso counties continue to receive the very best health care.
The agreement was signed on Feb. 1, and PPRH and their employees will officially join the UCHealth family in early April.
“Pikes Peak Regional Hospital provides essential services, close to home, for patients in Teller and Park counties. We are excited to join UCHealth because, as part of this larger health care network, we will be able to provide our patients with a greater depth of services while focusing on our purpose – improving health throughout the Pikes Peak region,” said Kim Monjesky, PPRH chief executive officer.
“We are honored and excited to have Pikes Peak Regional Hospital join the UCHealth family,” said Elizabeth Concordia, president and CEO of UCHealth. “PPRH provides excellent care for patients and the community, focusing on exceptional patient experience. These are the same as UCHealth’s values, which is why we’re confident we will have a bright future together.”
PPRH is a critical access hospital with 15 licensed beds and about 120 employees. UCHealth Medical Group and UCHealth Memorial already collaborate with PPRH, providing numerous specialists and services at PPRH including cardiology, neurosurgery, oncology and telestroke.
“Our top priority is providing the very best care, close to home, for patients throughout the Pikes Peak region,” said UCHealth Memorial President and CEO Joel Yuhas. “By working together, Memorial and Pikes Peak Regional Hospital will be able to enhance the services currently available in Woodland Park, while improving the experience of patients who need advanced care or specialists in other UCHealth locations.”
PPRH will remain a major employer in Woodland Park, benefiting the local community and improving the overall health of residents throughout Teller County.
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.