The Coloradoan, August 29, 2012
Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs will become part of University of Colorado Health, voters in the Front Range city decided Tuesday. Voters approved the lease of the city-owned hospital to UCH, a partnership comprised of University of Colorado Hospital and Poudre Valley Health System, passing the measure with an 82 percent approval rating. The vote means UCH will pay $1.7 billion over the life of the contract, including $74 million upfront. The addition of Memorial Hospital gives the health care group a presence from Colorado Springs to the Wyoming border. PVHS spent $300,000 in preparation of the Colorado Springs election.