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1 year 6 months ago

Drugs going missing in local hospitals

August 2009 was a terrifying time for the 5,000 patients who went through surgery at Rose Medical Center in Denver and the 12,000 patients who went through the Audubon Surgery Center in Colorado Springs. Former surgery technician Kristin Parker stole the painkiller fentanyl from patients, injected herself with the drug,...

1 year 8 months ago

Energy drinks creating an emergency

The number of emergency visits to hospitals because of energy drinks is climbing fast; doubling over five years to more than 20,783 visits in 2011. That's according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. These days there's no shortage of options...

1 year 8 months ago

Energy drinks creating an emergency

In 2011 there were 20,783 emergency hospital visits related to energy drinks across the country. That number has doubled from 2007's amount of 10,068 when they first started tracking the numbers, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Friday night in News...

1 year 9 months ago

New additions for Memorial Hospital

There's plenty of activity at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs now that it's been taken over by University of Colorado Health; dozens of new positions have been added, about 90 in all. The hospital hasn't done much hiring lately while the city worked through the decision to lease it;...

1 year 10 months ago

Concerns of co-sleeping

In Weld County Colorado the coroner says they've had three infants die so far in 2012 while sleeping in beds with adults. At least one child in El Paso County has died that way this year as well according to the Sheriff's office. At Memorial Hospital, nurses say...

2 years 8 months ago

Security measures stopped wouldbe gunman

A man with a shot gun stuffed in a duffle bag was taken into custody Sunday at Memorial Hospital after he tried to bring the bag through the hospital emergency room. Pat McElderry, Security Director for Memorial Health System, says after seeing the metal detectors in the ER admitting area,...

3 years 2 months ago

Wife stabs husband

A Colorado Springs man was hospitalized after being stabbed in the torso by his wife during a heated argument. The stabbing happened at an address in the 300 block of N. Murray Boulevard at around 11:03 p.m. Friday evening. The victim's wounds are described as serious but not life...

3 years 2 months ago

UPDATE: 8-month old released from hospital

Colorado Springs police arrested Daniel Sheffield, on suspicion of abusing his 8-month-old son. Police say the little boy had been injured inside an apartment in the 4100-block of Westmeadow Drive. The baby was taken to Evans Army Hospital with a skull fracture and a subdural hematoma, and he was...

3 years 3 months ago

Memorial Hospital, Trauma Team drill

Went into the busiest emergency department in the state this morning, at Memorial Hospital, to see how their Trauma Team operates. Memorial's central location gets around 100,000 visits per year, around 2,000 of those are admitted with a traumatic injury. The Trauma Team works with around 40% of those patients....

3 years 4 months ago

Catching Memorial Hospital's Trauma Team in action

This morning were getting an inside look at the emergency department at Memorial Hospital. They're conducting a real-time emergency drill with a very realistic computerized mannequin. The hospital says the mannequin breathes, has a blood pressure and can demonstrate other bodily functions. It will be treated by a team of...

3 years 5 months ago

Memorial Hospital warns of scam

A fake letter with the Memorial Health System's logo is under investigation by police as a possible scam. The letter claims personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen, and it urges people to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial reports there has been no theft or loss...

3 years 6 months ago

Toddler missing from Memorial Hospital

Colorado Springs Police are looking for a child who is missing from Memorial Hospital since about 8:30 this morning. The child is a 19-month-old girl, who may have been taken from the hospital by her father. Police do not believe the father has permission to have the baby. ...

3 years 6 months ago

Healing under pressure

"Mommy." Most children can say that word well before their first birthday. Aidan Hughes, who is eight, just recently started saying, "Mommy." He was diagnosed with moderate autism just before his second birthday. Since his diagnosis, he has had a team of therapists, teachers, and doctors working with him....

3 years 8 months ago

Memorial Hospital's future is on hold

The future of Memorial Health System in Colorado Springs is on hold after a Mayoral Task Force recommended the delay to city councilmembers Monday afternoon. Memorial Health System Board of Trustees Vice-President John Moore says two reasons go into asking for the delay. 1. Moore says recent survey...

3 years 8 months ago

Proposed Memorial ballot language released

The proposed ballot language on whether or not Memorial Health Systems should become a non-profit has been made public. The language, as it's written, says the hospital will become a non-profit entity which would be independent and not under city control, which it currently is. Voters would have final say...

3 years 9 months ago

Miracle baby celebrates first birthday

Coltyn Hermanstorfer of Security may not be ready to blow out his first birthday candle, but he's learning how to walk, he's blowing kisses, and he's babbling as only one year old's can. Plus, the fact he's celebrating his first birthday is very special for his family. "I still...

3 years 9 months ago

Miracle baby turns one year old

It was almost a year ago when this picture was taken at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. Tracy Hermanstorfer and her then-newborn son, Coltyn, were on their way home after a rough start to life. It started with a brush with death on Christmas Eve. During labor, Tracy stopped...

3 years 9 months ago

Shooting at downtown apartment

A man is in the hospital and another in custody following a shooting and fight at a downtown apartment building in Colorado Springs. It happened at around 12:20 p.m. at the Mayfair Apartment on East Platte just to the North of Acacia Park. Early indications are that the...

4 years 1 month ago

Doctor, former councilman commits suicide

A highly respected and well-connected member of the Colorado Springs community has ended his own life. Dr. Ted Eastburn's body was discovered at 7:45 Tuesday morning in his office at Memorial Hospital. Eastburn was a former city councilman, cardiologist, faculty member at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and...

4 years 1 month ago

Security breach at Memorial Hospital

There was a security breach at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. According to an official with the hospital, the records of 30 to 40 patients were accessed by a former employee. It happened earlier this year. Letters are being sent to everyone affected. They don't know why she was looking...

4 years 4 months ago

Patient tasing under investigation

The State Health Department is investigating a tasing case from Memorial Health Systems emergency department. It happened earlier this year. According to a statement from the hospital, a homicidal patient became physically violent and threatened staff in the ER. The patient was tased and subdued. No one was hurt. ...

4 years 5 months ago

Smoking causes $140,000 Colorado Springs fire

A house fire that sent a woman to the hospital by ambulance Wednesday morning was caused by careless smoking, according to Colorado Springs Fire Department investigators. Her injuries are not life threatening. The fire broke out around 7:40, in the 2200 block of Constellation Dr. Colorado Springs Dispatch reported...

4 years 7 months ago

Back home after helping out

A car dealer and doctors from Memorial Hospital have been on a week long relief effort. Saturday night, they returned to Colorado Springs. Ten people, including eight doctors, returned to family and friends after a week long trip to Haiti. They found several ways to help, especially by...

4 years 7 months ago

Multi-car crashes shut down I-25

Updated .... I-25 is now back open, after a series of accidents shut down both northbound and southbound lanes for several hours. The crashes happened just south of the South Academy exit. The State Patrol says there were actually three separate crashes, all in the same vicinity. Someone stopped...

4 years 8 months ago

Haiti from eyes of local relief workers

Each day gets a little better, but the scope of the devastation in Haiti remains too massive to describe. That's the word from a local doctor and a missionary who have joined the ongoing relief efforts there. Dr. Tiffany Willard and a team of surgeons from Memorial Hospital are...

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