Colorado ALTO Project

Colorado ALTO Project

Melissa Memorial Hospital has elected to participate in the Colorado ALTO Project, a program that aims to reduce the administration of opioids in Colorado emergency departments (EDs). Melissa Memorial Hospital’s goal is to help patients improve pain management, return them to a maximum level of function and independence and ultimately, restore their quality of life. Our hospital and clinicians are committed to understand and individually treat patients’ physical and emotional symptoms of pain.

Colorado is at the center of the U.S. opioid epidemic with the 12th highest rate of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids across all 50 states. Colorado hospitals, particularly their EDs, are in a strong position to integrate new, more effective pain management treatments that are tailored to each patient’s unique pain experience.

The Colorado ALTO Project is led by Colorado Hospital Association in partnership with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse, the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Telligen and the Colorado Emergency Nurses Association.

For questions, contact:

Julianne Kramer, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing
Melissa Memorial Hospital
1001 E Johnson St
Holyoke, CO 80734
(970) 854-2241 Ext. 2037