At Melissa Memorial Hospital, we are steadfast in our commitment to fostering a healthcare environment where every individual receives the highest standard of care, regardless of their background, identity, or circumstances. We believe in the importance of addressing and improving health disparities to ensure that all community members have access to the care they need.

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Quality Initiatives

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). MMH'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 Karen Hooker, Director of Quality at (970) 854-2241.

Some pilot hospital EDs reported questions/criticism about their facility being “opioid free” and not being available to help patients that may need an opioid. This message might be helpful if your organization faces some of those questions.

The ED at MMH is not changing to be "opioid free." We still recognize that there are patients and conditions that are appropriate to treat with opioids and do offer them if alternative therapies fail. Our ED providers and staff will continue to accommodate all patients' needs.