Children’s Hospital opens to two thumbs up: A ‘game changer’ for Colorado Springs

The first patients at Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs were dangerously tiny when born and still small when they arrived May 28 by ambulance from Memorial Hospital Central.

Twins Joshua and Caleb Stevenson were born prematurely March 20 at Memorial Central at 28 weeks, weighing just a few ounces more than 2 pounds. They spent 70 days in separate rooms within the neonatal intensive care unit at UCHealth Memorial Central until they were moved to a room designed for twins at Children’s, about two hours after the 111-bed facility opened.

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